Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) Sustained Dialogues Internship Programme 2021

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s Sustained Dialogues Programme seeks to recruit a dynamic individual as an intern, based in Cape Town with possible traveling Covid-19 permitting.

Application Deadline: 15th April 2021.

About the Award: The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals based at our office in Cape Town. For more information on the IJR, please visit

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The Sustained Dialogue (SD) works in South Africa with various communities in different provinces. The programme works on the following areas: gender, youth, racism and social cohesion and human dignity.

Type: Internship


  • Knowledge of how to operate audio-visual gadgets;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Understanding of grassroots communities in South Africa;
  • Good writing skills;
  • Computer literacy in all aspects of MS Office
  • General Administrative Skills
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment.
  • Good time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Fluent in a minimum of two of the eleven official languages in South Africa. Fluency in one of the indigenous languages will be an advantage;
  • Confident and time conscious;
  • Aware of socio-political issues in South Africa;
  • Pro-active, responsible and accountable.

Educational Requirements:

Qualifications: Honours degree (or in the process of completing Honours degree) in Social Science, politics or related discipline.

Eligible Countries: Cape Town, South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): Cape Town, South Africa

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: The purpose of this paid internship will be to work across the projects and assist with design and implementation as well as reporting of the projects.

Some of the responsibilities include assisting with,

  • Ad hoc tasks like: Scanning, filing, printing and archiving
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assisting project leaders and senior project leaders
  • Business development
  • Community interviewing/ facilitation
  • Desktop research
  • Legacy project based on topic of personal interest based on SD work
  • M&E
  • Writing Op-Eds

How to Apply:

Document Requirements:

  • Submit your cover letter, a CV with two contactable references
  • If you have not heard from us by end of May, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful. We encourage applications from historically disadvantaged individuals.

Applications to be sent to: Felicity Harrison [email protected]

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details