Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) – Internships 2023

Responsibilities:

  • To provide general administrative and logistical support and assistance primarily to the Mining & Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON-SA) but also to other community partners the CER maybe engaged with from time to time
  • Organising various events for the MEJCON-SA and other community partners in general such as workshops, trainings and conferences, booking for venue, catering, speakers, interpreter, dissemination of materials, minute taking, assisting follow-up action items, etc.
  • Coordinating communication and information sharing between the various MEJCON-SA regions across South Africa
  • Assisting with enquiries and requests received from MEJCON-SA members and other community partners
  • Assisting with planning and fundraising for MEJCON-SA events and projects
  • Assisting in the upkeep of the MEJCON-SA websites and social media pages
  • Assisting or liaising with travel bookings, accommodation, transport, etc.
  • Providing onsite administrative support during meetings, workshops, trainings, etc.
  • Providing limited bookkeeping support to ensure compliance with the Centre’s financial policies;

Requirements:

  • Must have Grade 12 / Matric
  • A proven record of activism in the environmental and climate justice sector, or in any other social justice sector;
  • An understanding of how activism contributes to social and environmental justice, and be committed to promoting and defending the role of community organisations and activists in realising [environmental] justice.
  • Familiarity with the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook & calendars, and virtual applications like MS Teams, Zoom, Google docs, etc.
  • A positive demeanor, professional and with a “can do” attitude
  • Punctual and very good with time management
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly focused and organised, trustworthy, is able to multi-task
  • Can work independently but also can work in collaboration with team members
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Closing Date: 15 January 2023

Centre for Environmental Rights (CER): Internship Programme 2023

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.

Responsibilities:

  • To provide general administrative and logistical support and assistance primarily to the Mining & Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON-SA) but also to other community partners the CER maybe engaged with from time to time
  • Organising various events for the MEJCON-SA and other community partners in general such as workshops, trainings and conferences, booking for venue, catering, speakers, interpreter, dissemination of materials, minute taking, assisting follow-up action items, etc.
  • Coordinating communication and information sharing between the various MEJCON-SA regions across South Africa
  • Assisting with enquiries and requests received from MEJCON-SA members and other community partners
  • Assisting with planning and fundraising for MEJCON-SA events and projects
  • Assisting in the upkeep of the MEJCON-SA websites and social media pages
  • Assisting or liaising with travel bookings, accommodation, transport, etc.
  • Providing onsite administrative support during meetings, workshops, trainings, etc.
  • Providing limited bookkeeping support to ensure compliance with the Centre’s financial policies;

Requirements:

  • Must have Grade 12 / Matric
  • A proven record of activism in the environmental and climate justice sector, or in any other social justice sector;
  • An understanding of how activism contributes to social and environmental justice, and be committed to promoting and defending the role of community organisations and activists in realising [environmental] justice.
  • Familiarity with the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Outlook & calendars, and virtual applications like MS Teams, Zoom, Google docs, etc.
  • A positive demeanor, professional and with a “can do” attitude
  • Punctual and very good with time management
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly focused and organised, trustworthy, is able to multi-task
  • Can work independently but also can work in collaboration with team members

How to Apply

Please send the following documents:

  • A cover letter setting out your skills and relevant experience, and motivating why you want to be considered for the position;
  • Your CV; and
  • Two recent written references not less than 6 months old.

Send Application to: recruitment@cer.org.za 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.

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