Who is Natural Justice?
Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment is a young and fast-paced non-profit organisation specialising in human rights and environmental law. We are an African pioneering team of legal practitioners, who conduct comprehensive research on environmental and human rights law, support communities and local organisations, provide technical advice to governments and intergovernmental organisations, and engage in key international processes in pursuit of environmental justice. Natural Justice works in a number of African countries, with its headquarters in Cape Town and teams in Kenya, Benin and USA.
What are we looking for?
Natural Justice is looking for a part time or full time intern who will support the Executive Director, based out of New York City. The intern is expected to support the ED in a number of her responsibilities, in particular relating to communications and fundraising activities.
What’s on offer?
Natural Justice is a close-knit and nurturing collective that places emphasis on facilitating opportunities for the professional and personal growth of its members. Joining Natural Justice will also give the successful candidate a chance to work with a passionate and highly professional team in a fast-paced environment and gain valuable work experience. The successful candidate will get a close look at the day-to-day management challenges of a young international NGO. The length of the internship is open-ended but we expect a minimum stay of 3 months. The internship will be unpaid. The successful candidate can work from home but will be encouraged to work out of Natural Justice’s small office in Brooklyn.
Minimum skills and experience required:
- Some background in the field of human rights and/or environmental justice.
- Good writing skills for different platforms and audiences, ranging from social media, fundraising proposals to academic publications;
- Experience with different social media platforms
- Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision;
- Ability to multi-task, be flexible and work in varying conditions.
Deadline: 30 September 2016
Email your application to Johanna von Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Include a motivation letter that indicates why you would like to work for Natural Justice and a detailed CV.