We are hiring! Open Secrets – Investigations Interns (2 positions)
Are you an advocate for social justice, accountability and transparency? Are you keen to work with a small team of investigators and civil society activists?
Open Secrets is hiring two outstanding candidates (Interns for the Investigations unit) to join our small, dedicated team based in Cape Town. Open Secrets is a non-profit organisation working on issues of economic crime and its impact on human rights. We use investigative research, advocacy, and the law to hold private corporations and individuals who commit these human rights violations, to account.
At Open Secrets we use investigative research, advocacy and the law to hold people and institutions who abuse power to account. See more at:
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Contract Period: Starting January 2021 for a 6 to 12 month contract period (nonrenewable).
Remuneration: R15,000.00 per month.
These are envisaged as full-time positions based at Community House in Salt River, Cape Town. The Open Secrets team is working a mix of in-office and remotely for the foreseeable future.
• Undertake investigations into historic and contemporary economic crime in South Africa. Read, summarise, and archive research material.
• Write reports and related occasional articles for our website, media partners and Open Secrets’ social media platforms.
• Assist in managing advocacy related to Open Secrets’ investigations and litigation, including producing content for Open Secrets’ social media platforms and website.
• Collaborate with our partners in civil society.
• Contribute to other Open Secrets work areas as needed.
• Strong work ethic (thorough, thoughtful and able to manage deadlines), integrity and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
• A committed team player with an inquisitive mind who values collaboration.
• Ongoing or completed postgraduate studies in a related field (politics, history, economics, journalism, etc.).
• Strong research, writing and organisational skills.
• Strong command of basic Microsoft Office Suite programmes (Word, Excel, etc.).
• Able to work through an intersectional lens.
• Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply.
• Eligible to work in South Africa.