|Closing Date:||Sunday 15th of January 2023|
|Organization||Centre for Environmental Rights (CER)|
Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) invites applications from South African unemployed graduates to apply for Internship Programme 2023.
Reference No: 12/2022
The Centre for Environmental Rights is calling for applications for an internship with a special focus on engagements with our community partners. We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic candidate who has a special interest and passion for environmental and climate justice and able to work closely and engage with your various community partners.
CER is committed to diversity, inclusion and transformation and strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural, sex and gender diversity within its staff complement. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this post and will be preferred.
Qualifications, skills and experience
The salary for the position is R 144 000 (total cost to company). This is a one year-fixed term position.
Working for the CER
The Centre for Environmental Rights is a non-profit organisation and law clinic of activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.
As South Africa’s largest public interest environmental law organisation, we use our expertise and commitment to fight for environmental justice and advance the right to a healthy environment for all. We take on the big environmental battles: cases in which we can empower local communities, have an enduring impact, set powerful precedents for other cases, and help improve policy and practice across the country.
Winning the legal case is only part of the battle. CER’s litigation work is strengthened by local training and empowerment, dedicated policy and advocacy work, and strategic communications. In all of our work, we work closely with partners in affected communities, with other civil society organisations in the environmental and social justice sector, and with other public interest law organisations.
We work across the following core themes: Mining, Water, Pollution and Climate Change, Corporate Accountability & Transparency, and Activist Support & Training. We have our main office in Observatory, Cape Town, with a smaller office in Johannesburg.
At CER, we value our staff and regard their wellbeing as a priority. We are committed to a work environment that is inclusive and empathetic, and in which diversity is celebrated and supported.
How to apply
Please send the following documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject line: “Ref: 12/2022 CER Internship 2023, your name”
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The CER reserves the right not to appoint should there be no suitable candidate.