Voluntary Internships

The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) is a law clinic that pursues novel and effective legal solutions by using a range of strategies including impact litigation, law reform, participation in partnerships and development processes within and outside South Africa.  We are a non-profit, public interest law centre, providing legal services to poor and marginalised persons and communities, with emphasis on land and education rights. The LRC aims to train candidate attorneys not only for their future roles as lawyers in traditional legal practices but also as prospective human rights lawyers and advocates – capable of participating in any legal environment, by equipping them with wide ranging skills that exceed the traditional candidate attorney training.

While academic results will get us interested in you, this is not all that we are looking for. We seek high calibre graduates who are energetic, self-motivated, hard-working, well-rounded, committed and suited to the practice of law within the diverse environment of a strategic public interest law centre like the LRC.

Requirements:

  • In the penultimate or final year of LLB; or a post-graduate student
  • Interest in public interest and human rights law
  • Research experience
  • Required to work in our Johannesburg offices in Braamfontein at least two to three days a week (depending on your timetable, times will be finalised)
  • Candidate can work part time during school-term and full-time during vacation
  • Minimum availability for two months

To apply:

Please email the following to recruitment@lrc.org.za

  • Motivational letter indicating your interest in public interest law, constitutional law and/or administrative law (no longer than two pages). Please indicate when you can start and complete the internship.
  • CV no longer than two (2) pages
  • Academic record and degrees (where applicable)
  • Proof of registration (where applicable)
  • Example of own written work (e.g. assignment, essay etc.)

Closing date: 11 September 2023

We invite applications from suitably qualified law students/graduates who will commence their duties as soon as possible. A recommendation letter and letter of service will be given on completion of internship.

It is the intention of the LRC to promote representativity in respect of race, gender and disability through the filling of the posts. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups.

 

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