Call for Internships 2015 EISA is a continental NGO located in

Call for Internships 2015
EISA is a continental NGO located in Johannesburg, South Africa with field offices in Central
African Republic, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar and Somalia. EISA strives for
“excellence in the promotion of credible elections, citizen participation, and the strengthening
of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa”.
EISA seeks to offer a committed, energetic and enthusiastic intern experience in a dynamic
and challenging environment working with an international team of experienced and
insightful colleagues drawn from across the continent and the world. This is a full time one
year internship for 2015 located at the EISA head office and for which EISA offers a modest
During the year of internship responsibilities will cover:
Providing assistance with background research and information gathering (desk
top/secondary research),
Assisting with field work research where necessary (primary research),
Supervised writing tasks,
Assisting with the organisation and logistics of workshops, seminars, conferences and
election observation missions
Drafting meeting minutes, conference, workshop and/or seminar reports,
copy editing and proofreading of research reports and journal articles,
Routine administrative tasks (filing, photocopying, arranging meetings, flight
Assisting with updating content of the EISA website,
Assisting with conducting elections for political parties, trades union, medical aid
schemes, professional organisations, boards of trustees and student councils.
Attending events and conferences on behalf of the organisation
Candidates should have
· At least an undergraduate degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences preferably in political studies or international relations.
· Drive, initiative, creativity, innovation and a willingness to learn. Some experience of
primary and secondary research will be an added advantage.
· Some minimum administrative, organisational, and communication skills, attention to
detail, and competence in the use of a variety of general office computer software;
· Excellent command of English, a good working knowledge of a second South
African and/or continental African language preferable
· The ability to work under direction towards working with greater independence
To apply send in a completed CV, with qualifications and one writing sample, as well as a
motivating letter from an academic supervisor/tutor. This should include a cover letter in
which you state your motivation for wanting to work at EISA, by 10th December 2014 to
Maria Hooper at maria[at] Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an
interview. EISA reserves the right not to appoint.
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