Internship Opportunity: Research & Organising at the Right2Know Campaign

Do you believe the public has a right to know? Do you want to develop skills as a researcher and/or organiser?

The Right2Know Campaign is a coalition of civil society organizations, launched in August 2010 in opposition to the Secrecy Bill. Today the campaign has a much broader mandate: Building a people’s movement for access to information and freedom of expression. We currently work on these focus areas…

  • Stop Secrecy! Raising public awareness of the Secrecy Bill and the National Key Points Act, political party funding, and mobilizing to ensure the public’s right to know is not undermined by any others laws or practices.
  • Info Access Now! Supporting communities and civil society organisations their struggles for information; ensuring their right to access and share information is upheld. Free information, full inclusion and fair process!
  • Media Freedom & Diversity: Promoting a media that is diverse and independent of government and corporate interference, where all people have a platform to express themselves.
  • The Right to Communicate: Ensuring everyone has access to telecommunications, including quality and affordable cell phone networks.
  • Justice for whistleblowers! R2K aims to highlight the persecution of whistleblowers and link targeted individuals to organisations that can give them advice and legal support.

The Right2Know campaign is offering 4 internships, as part of a newly established Research and Advocacy Unit. This could be a full-time or part-time commitment. R2k adheres to all relevant laws in respect of employment. The internships will be unpaid but costs will be covered. The Right2Know campaign is based in Salt River, Cape Town. The internship will be for duration of 4-6 months.

Responsibilities would include drafting research reports and advocacy material, media monitoring and updating of website and social media, and coordination of relevant R2K advisory groups.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Demonstrable research, writing and organisational skills;
  • Honours degree (4 years) preferable but not required;
  • Passionate about the Right2Know campaign and social justice;
  • Fluent in English – other languages a great advantage;

To apply for an internship please submit your CV including contact details of at least one referee, a copy of an unedited article, and a cover letter indicating the duration of your availability, the time you could be available each week, and which R2K focus area/s you would most want to work on.

Applications should be sent to admin@r2k.org.za by 30 April 2013.

For more information visit www.r2k.org.za or contact Carina Conradie at 071 571 4470.

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