IJR Peacebuilding

IJR Peacebuilding Interventions Internship 2019

 IJR Peacebuilding Interventions Internship 2019

 We are very pleased to inform interested persons that internship applications are invited for  IJR Peacebuilding Interventions Internship 2019. Are you a postgraduate student (or have recently graduated) with a passion to promote fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa? Do you want to develop your peace building, research and analysis skills in a dynamic South African non-profit organization that works in several countries across Africa? The Peacebuilding Interventions (PI) Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) invites applications for a paid internship from candidates who meet the following requirements:

Required Skills

Competence in research and analysis;

Excellent communication skills;

Computer literate – Word, Excel and PowerPoint;

The ability to work independently with attention to detail;

Competency in English is necessary while another international language would be an advantage.

Ability to write, proofread or edit articles, op-eds, etc.



Conducting research and analyses of conflict and peace in Africa

Drafting and writing concept notes

Participating in the planning and organisation of PI events such as workshops, seminars, & dialogues.

Attending designated meetings of the PI program and contributing towards its work.


Academic requirements

Applicants should be in possession of, or in the process of completing a Masters Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies, Political Studies, Development Studies, Human Rights, Gender & Peace building, or a related discipline.


Conditions of appointment

An initial three months contract will be offered, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants from South Africa and other African countries are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should at the time of application be in possession of documentation that allow them to work in South Africa.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter motivating your application, details of three contactable referees, and an example of a short essay or research paper (maximum of 1000 words) to Ms. Anthea Flink at:

aflink@ijr.org.za by the 10 of December 2018, using PI Intern in the subject heading.

Applications without the relevant documentation will not be considered. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




Visit the  Official Website of the IJR Peacebuilding Interventions Internship 2019 for more information.

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