HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Social justice and human rights have a shared goal: human dignity and equality for all. The issues that make social justice difficult to achieve, such as poverty, exclusion and discrimination are in direct contradiction with human rights, which apply to all.
Inequalities created by apartheid-era injustices continue to plague South Africa today. Highly motivated individuals are needed to work in the fields of human rights and social justice to support and develop creative solutions to today’s social, political and economic challenges. Our Human Rights and Social Justice internships range from working with highly-visible grassroots social movements, to large multi-national non-profit organisations. Interns who are passionate about Human Rights can gain hands-on work experience that includes increasing people’s access to basic services; promoting active citizenship and social justice; Human Rights education; policy, research, and writing; and community organising.
Advocacy and Campaigns
We offer Advocacy & Campaigns internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Advocacy work plays an integral part in uplifting India and contributes significantly towards improving its social development.
We offer Social Work internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in various sectors throughout New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Social workers play an integral part in uplifting India and they contribute significantly towards improving its social development.
We have internship opportunities at several innovative non-profit organisations providing social, economic or psychological support to refugees from conflict-ridden countries around Africa. Internships include research on social, economic, legal and political issues affecting migration to South Africa and the refugees currently in South Africa; monitoring and evaluation; fundraising and marketing; and social work and counselling.
- Research experience & expertise
- Cross-cultural communication skills
- Can work independently
- Strong writing skills
- Comfortable working in low-income communities & informal settlements
- Driven by a sense of social justice
- Ability to handle stressful situations
Useful areas of expertise
- Gathering of qualitative & quantitative data
- Data analysis
- Writing reports, newspaper & journal articles
- Liaising with media
- Working with government officials
- Fundraising & donor relations
- Site visits & fieldwork
“Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt