Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) Legal Research Internships 2024

Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) Legal Research Internships 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for internship programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for internship programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest internship programmes at Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) Legal Research Internships 2024 and how to apply.

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a limited period of time. It is typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field. Employers benefit from these placements because they often recruit employees from their best interns, who have known capabilities, thus saving time and money in the long run.

The Gauteng Division of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal, in partnership with Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for the Legal Research Internship Programme 2023 / 2024.

Internship Location: University of Cape Town, Western Cape

Legal Research Internships 2024 – University of Cape Town

The Democratic Governance and Rights Unit (DGRU) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is offering seven (7) Legal Research Internships for 2024. Here are the key details:

About the Internship: The Gauteng Division of the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal, in partnership with DGRU, is running a ten-month internship programme for young graduates. Interns will be employed by UCT on a ten-month contract and seconded to the Johannesburg High Court and Pretoria High Court.

Remuneration: Interns will receive a stipend of R8,666.67 per month.

Requirements:

  • LLB or four (4) years recognized legal qualification by SAQA.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Information Resource and online retrieval (Westlaw, LexisNexis, Jutastat, and Sabinet) and law library resources.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent research skills.
  • Report writing and editing skills.
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Problem analysis, solving, and planning skills.
  • Decision-making skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Creative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Confidentiality and the ability to work as part of a team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all legal research duties for the Judges to prepare judgments.
  • Research and retrieve material from all sources on legal issues as per Judges’ instructions.
  • Read relevant material and analyze thoroughly.
  • Attend court proceedings upon request.
  • Proofread and prepare comprehensive memorandums on research outcomes.
  • Assist in drafting speeches, legal articles, and conference papers.
  • Efficiently manage and prioritize tasks to meet tight deadlines.

How to Apply: Interested parties should provide a cover letter, CV, and transcript of academic performance by 02 February 2024 to:

Note:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 05 February 2024.
  • Successful candidates will commence duties on 04 March 2024.
  • Preference for applicants already based in the Gauteng region for Johannesburg High Court and Pretoria High Court.

Application Deadline: 02 February 2024

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