WJP 2020 Communication Internship

The Wits Journalism Project (WJP) is inviting applications from unemployed young South African graduates with degrees in communication or a related field to apply for their 2020 6-months Communication Internship opportunity. The WJP  is a project of the Journalism Department of the University of Witwatersrand. The WJP investigates miscarriages of justice and raises awareness of issues within the criminal justice system with an aim to advocate for change, strengthen procedures and build on reform efforts. This is achieved through investigative journalism, advocacy, research and education


  • A relevant degree from an accredited University
  • A keen interest in human rights


  • Social Media and website management experience

Job Description

As an intern you will be required to:

  • Produce regular social media including blogs, tweets, Facebook posts
  • Evaluate and respond to correspondence from inmates
  • Carry out various office administration tasks
  • Be willing to assist with a variety of projects including organising events and seminars
  • Work as a member of a small, hard-working, team which is passionate about human rights.

To apply, submit a letter of motivation and detailed CV by 14 June 2020 to simoniah.mashangoane@wits.ac.za

The WJP reserves the right not to make an appointment and continue searching after the closing date.


See this advert on the WJP website by clicking here

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