Open Secrets Recent Available Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

2 Dec, 2019

Category :

Internships in South Africa, Legal Jobs in South Africa

Open Secrets is a nonprofit organisation working on issues of economic crime and the link to human rights with a focus on the financial sector in Southern Africa.

The organisaiton uses research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account.




Job Title: Legal intern 
Location: Community House in Salt River, Cape Town
Employment type: Full-time position.
Start date: January 2020 for a six-month contract period
Remuneration: R10,000.00 per month.


  • Assist with researching particular aspects of the law, assisting with developing legal strategies based on research, assisting with drafting letters and other documents.
  • From this legal research, summarise research findings and draft internal legal opinions and memorandums.
  • Help with drafting reports and related occasional articles for our website and social media platforms. Possibly assisting with drafting for legal journals.
  • Contribute to other Open Secrets work areas as needed.
  • General administrative and logistical support as needed.


  • Strong work ethic (thorough, thoughtful and able to manage deadlines), integrity and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • A committed team player, with an inquisitive mind, who values collaboration.
  • LLB and post-graduate studies in law (LLM or MPhil or higher degree), preferably with a focus on the intersection between corporate/commercial law and human rights.
  • Strong research, writing and organisational skills.
  • Strong command of basic Microsoft Office Suite programmes (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Familiar and comfortable with using legal research tools such as LexisNexis, etc.
  • Able to work through an intersectional lens.
  • Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply.


Submit a covering letter, resume, copy of relevant qualifications, a copy of an unedited written work and contact details of at least three referees, by 1pm on Friday 6 December 2019.

The subject line of your e-mail should clearly state the position you are applying for.

To apply

Please send your application to:

Application Deadline: Friday, 6 December, 2019

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