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Centre for Environmental Rights (CER): Internships 2024 Apply here

CER is offering internship opportunities for passionate and motivated individuals who are eager to gain hands-on experience in environmental law, policy advocacy, and research. This internship program provides a unique chance to work alongside experienced professionals and contribute to impactful projects aimed at protecting the environment and communities.

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  • Legal Research and Analysis: Conduct legal research on environmental laws, regulations, and precedent cases. Analyze findings to support ongoing litigation and policy advocacy efforts.
  • Assistance in Litigation: Provide support to CER attorneys in drafting legal documents, including pleadings, briefs, and motions. Assist in case preparation and strategy development.
  • Policy Advocacy Support: Assist in monitoring environmental policies and regulations. Contribute to the development of advocacy materials, policy briefs, and submissions to governmental bodies.
  • Community Outreach: Engage with communities affected by environmental issues. Assist in organizing community workshops, events, and educational initiatives.
  • Administrative Tasks: Provide general administrative support to the CER team, including data entry, filing, and organizing documents.
  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a law, environmental science, policy, or related program.
  • Strong interest in environmental issues and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with legal research databases is a plus.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on Experience: You will have the opportunity to work on real-world environmental law and advocacy projects, gaining practical skills that will enhance your academic and professional pursuits.
  • Mentorship: You will work closely with experienced professionals in the field of environmental law and advocacy who will provide guidance, mentorship, and feedback to help you succeed in your role.
  • Networking Opportunities: Through your work at CER, you will have the chance to build relationships with other environmental advocates, legal professionals, and community leaders, expanding your professional network.
  • Professional Development: We are committed to supporting your learning and growth. You will have access to training opportunities, workshops, and seminars to further develop your skills and knowledge in environmental law, policy advocacy, and research.
  • Flexible Schedule: We understand the importance of balancing work, academics, and personal commitments. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your availability and academic schedule.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, preferred start date, and why you are interested in interning with the Centre for Environmental Rights.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Legal Services
Job Location
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
March 27, 2024
Valid through
February 12, 2028
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