Open Secrets: Investigation & Advocacy Internships 2020 / 2021

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  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Career Level Student
  • Experience Fresh
  • Gender Female
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Open Secrets

Internships 2020 / 2021

Company: Open Secrets
Job Title: Intern
Location: Cape Town
Closing Date: 12 October 2020

Job Description

Open Secrets is offering Internship Programme for 2020 / 2021

Contract Period: Starting November 2020 for a six month contract period based at Community House in Salt River, Cape Town

Remuneration: R10,000.00 per month

Are you an advocate for social justice, accountability and transparency? Are you keen to work with a small team of researchers and dye / social activists? Open Secrets is hiring an investigations and advocacy intern to join our small dedicated team based in Cape Town.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Undertake research on historic and contemporary economic crime in South Africa. Read, summarise and archive research material.
  • Write reports and related occasional articles for our website and social media platforms
  • Assist in managing advocacy around Open Secrets’ investigations and litigation, including producing content for Open Secrets’ social media platforms and website.
  • Collaborate with our partners in civil society
  • Contribute to other Open Secrets work areas as needed



  • Strong work ethic (thorough, thoughtful and able to manage deadlines), integrity and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • A committed team player with an inquisitive mind who values collaboration.
  • Ongoing or completed postgraduate studies in a related field (politics, history, economics, journalism, etc) are preferable
  • Strong research, writing and organisational skills
  • Strong command of basic Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, etc)
  • Able to work through an intersectional lens
  • Historically disadvantaged applicants are encouraged to apply
  • Eligible to work in South Africa

The Open Secrets team is working remotely for the rest of 2020. However, the position of investigations and advocacy is envisaged as full-time position based at Community House in Salt River, Cape Town.


How to Apply

Submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Copy of relevant Qualifications, A Copy of unedited Work, and Contact Details of at least 3 References by 5pm on Monday 12 October 2020.

The subject line of your email should clearly state the position you are applying for. Please send your application to :

Kindly note that applications missing any of the require information will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the outcome of the application process.