Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute: Intern

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 7 December, 2018
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Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa, and in the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy.

SPII seeks to appoint a full-time Intern.

This position will work across a number of our key projects, including our budget analysis and advocacy work, all of which are aligned to our focus on the reduction of poverty and inequality in South Africa, through the realisation of the transformative socio-economic rights in the Constitution.


  • Undertake primary and secondary research and assist with project implementation, as required
  • Work closely with the Director and/or Researcher/s to assist with the implementation of SPII’s work on supporting civil society organisations’ (CSOs) engagements with budget advocacy in South Africa
  • Assist with the implementation of budget training and budget advocacy support work for civil society organisations (CSOs)
  • Work closely with the Director and/or Researcher/s to support the socio-economic rights work already undertaken by SPII
  • Engage in media and publicity work for SPII, as required
  • Engage in research writing, as necessary
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals and with compiling project reports, as requested
  • Engage in networking and the profile raising of SPII by participating in relevant workshops, conferences and stakeholder meetings
  • Provide ad hoc assistance to the general work of SPII, as required


  • Commitment to the values of SPII and a passion for social justice
  • A degree in human rights/constitutional law, politics, economics, development, or a related field
  • Work experience in one or more of the above fields, with good references, is an advantage
  • Candidates with experience and/or interest in human rights policy analysis and/or human rights budget analysis are particularly encouraged to apply
  • Experience in working with budget analysis of National/Provincial budgets is an advantage
  • An interest in human rights law and/or the role of the Constitution in the South African democracy, particularly in relation to socio-economic rights
  • Motivated to work independently and as a member of a small team, and a demonstrated ability to use initiative and to take a proactive approach to work
  • Communication skills: confidence to speak in public and with stakeholders
  • Good English writing skills are essential. The ability to communicate in at least one other South African language is an advantage
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel is an advantage

To apply, submit a short CV, a motivation/cover letter, and an example of writing to by Friday 7 December 2018, 5 pm SAST.

Interviews will take place in Johannesburg between 10 – 14 December.
SPII is committed to Employment Equity and will give preference to historically disadvantaged South African applicants.

Those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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