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Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII): Internships 2021 / 2022 Opportunity

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII): Internships 2021 / 2022 opportunity has become available in Gauteng for unemployed graduates in possession of the below qualifications. If interested, kindly check the below requirements. STREAK OF LUCK!

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) invites applicants to apply for Graduate  / Internship Programme 2021 / 2022.

Company: Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII)

Date Listed: 02 September 2021

Job Title: Research and Administrative Intern

Job Type: Graduate Internship

Duration: 6 months (fixed term)

Terms: 5 days per week

Stipend: R7 000 per month (not negotiable)

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Closing Date: 02 September 2021

Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) is a non-profit think tank, based in Johannesburg, committed to advancing the Constitution and to supporting the eradication of poverty and inequality in South Africa and the sub-region, through empirical research and advocacy. SPII seeks to appoint a Research and Administration Intern for a fixed term period.

This position will work across a number of our key projects, including our social security and decent standard of living work, all of which are aligned to our focus on the reduction of poverty and inequality in South Africa, through the realisation of the transformative socio-economic rights in the Constitution.


Include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Research Manager and Research team to support SPII’s research work on the Social Security and Decent Standard of Living 2021 research projects.
  • Undertake primary and secondary research work as well as research writing, where necessary.
  • Assist with projects implementation and monitoring.
  • Assist with the administration of the research unit’s projects – in support to the senior and junior Researchers.
  • Assist with the development of research proposals and with compiling reports, as required.
  • Engage in networking and the profile raising of SPII by participating in relevant workshops, conferences and stakeholder meetings.
  • Engage in media and publicity work for SPII, as required.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Research team.
  • Provide ad hoc assistance to the general work of SPII, as required.


A first degree in:

  • Human rights/Constitutional law,
  • Politics,
  • Economics,
  • Development,
  • or a related field.

Honours degree is an advantage.


  • An interest in human rights particularly in relation to socio-economic rights.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a small team, and a demonstrated ability to use initiative and to take a proactive approach to work.
  • Communication skills – ability and confidence to speak in public and with stakeholders.
  • Proven experience with using social media for campaigning.
  • Good English reading and writing skills are essential.
  • The ability to communicate in at least one other South African language is an advantage.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office skills.
  • Commitment to the values of SPII and a passion for social justice.

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