Institute for Security Studies: Justice and Violence Prevention Internship 2023

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The Institute for Security Studies in Africa is recruiting for the Justice and Violence Prevention Internship Programme 2023.

Location: Cape Town

The ISS seeks to appoint an intern based in Cape Town to support its Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) project.

The work aims to improve South African policing by promoting the understanding and application of evidence-based practices.

The intern will support research, writing, planning, facilitation and communication tasks linked to the project’s goals. The intern will report to a senior researcher.

Overview of duties

  • Research, analysis and writing
  • Planning, communication and coordination support
  • Event management support

  • Social media support
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks
  • Support to ISS staff

Overview of requirements

  • A strong desire to improve policing and public safety in South Africa
  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant field is preferred (e.g., criminology, social policy, political science, sociology, and related areas)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English; proficiency in additional South African languages will be an advantage
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Independent, open-minded, creative and proactive
  • Familiarity with evidence-based practice, programme evaluation, and/or policing will be an advantage

This Internship will be until 31 December 2023. A monthly stipend will be offered.

Email your application to Rekha Valabh at [email protected]. Applicants must provide a cover letter and detailed CV, including at least three contactable referees.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The ISS values diversity, professional integrity and innovation in the workplace. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 19 March 2023

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