Media and Communications Internship

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is offering an internship to a promising graduate for a period of 3 to 6 months. The internship will be based in Pretoria.


National Diploma / B Degree in Communications/ Public Relations/ Media Studies.

Key Performance Areas:


  • Assist with on-line communications with a specific audience in mind, making sure the organization communicates effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Showcase successes and case studies on social media, and monitor social media more widely (gathering analytics etc.)
  • Support press releases and liaison with on-line media and print media to ensure maximum publicity and positive coverage
  • Monitor press coverage, including news stories which would benefit from the organization’s perspective (keep an updated log for all media appearances)
  • Maintain a high standard for copy and content meeting branding and style guidelines
  • Collate information on outcomes to use in future projects


  • Assist with the identifying of events and other opportunities to publicize the organization and its campaigns
  • Support campaigns and events with relevant publicity
  • Support co-ordination of specific events

How to apply

If you are interested please send your CV to carol [at] lhr [dot] org [dot] za with the subject “Internship 2017” by the 25th of August 2017

This position does not offer any remuneration or stipend. It is suitable for students that need to complete their practicals.