Policy & Analysis Unit: Intern Vacancy, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation , South Africa


Policy & Analysis Unit: Intern

The Policy & Analysis Unit of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation invite applications for a 20-hour per week paid internship from candidates who meet the following requirements:

Required Skills:

  • Strong research experience;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint (SPSS an added advantage);
  • Ability to work independently and with attention to detail;
  • Competency in an African language other than English & Afrikaans would be an added advantage.



  • Research assistance;
  • Statistical and qualitative data analysis;
  • Writing short articles and research briefs for the Inclusive Economies and SA Reconciliation Barometer projects;
  • Logistical and administrative support to programme staff.


Academic requirements:

Applicants should be in possession of, or in the process of completing a postgraduate degree in Political Studies, Public Administration, Development Studies or a related discipline.

Conditions of appointment:

An initial 3-month contract will be offered, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants from South Africa and other African countries are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a CV, cover letter, details of three contactable referees and an example of a short essay or research paper (maximum of 1000 words) to Ms. Margo Newman on mnewman@ijr.org.za  by 26 April 2012.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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