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CLS Internships

Internship Opportunities

CLS has limited opportunities for interns each year.

What would you do?

You would conduct research in an area that CLS is currently engaging with, and write up your findings. You may be required to attend meetings, seminars or workshops, and assist with other project-related activities. 

What qualifications should you have?

  • Ideally, a law degree (from any country), although social science and humanities graduates would also be considered

  • Good English language, comprehension and writing skills

  • A concern about the issues that are addressed in CLS's work

  • A commitment to contributing to social change and justice in South Africa.

How long should you stay?

To be an intern you need to be able to spend at least two months at CLS. This is important because it takes at least two months to understand the needs of any project and produce useful work for it.

What can CLS provide?

  • Access to facilities at the University of Cape Town

  • Office space and access to a computer and the internet

  • A great group of colleagues who are deeply committed to achieving social change in South Africa

How do you apply?

Send your CV to Jemima Thomas with a letter explaining:

  • Why you want to work at CLS

  • When you want to work at CLS

  • How long you want to stay with us

  • What you are interested in working on

  • And giving names of at least two contactable referees with postal and email addresses and telephone numbers.