SERI sometimes gets interns and volunteers to assist with research, advocacy and litigation. Interns must be able to commit to SERI on a full-time basis or dedicate major time for a period of six to twelve months. SERI will offer a stipend to the successful intern. The intern must meet the following criteria: 

Essential
• Demonstrable interest in human rights.

Desirable
• Interest in, and experience of, research and publication.
• Some prior engagement with human rights law or litigation.
• Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages.

To apply for the 2021/2 intake, please send us your CV/resume with a cover letter motivating for your interest in SERI to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copied to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that generic cover letters that do not engage with SERI's work will not be considered. 

 

SERI Interns and Volunteers
 
  • Amaarah Garda, February 2021 - Current 
  • Tebogo Tshehlo, July 2020 - December 2020 (Research Intern)
  • Victoria Jennings, June 2020 - July 2020 (Research Intern)
  • Sekese Rasephei, February 2019 - December 2019 (Research Intern) 
  • Nerishka Singh, February 2019 - December 2019 (Research Intern)
  • Kelebogile Aplane, June 2018 - July 2018 (Litigation Intern)
  • Luckymore Matenga, May 2018 - October 2018 (Research Intern)
  • Daiyaan Halim, March 2018 - September 2018 (Research Intern)
  • Lerato Mokolobane Mashianoke, August to November 2017 (Research Intern)
  • Nthabiseng Nkhatau, July to November 2017 (Research Fellow) 
  • Keaton Allen-Gessesse, September 2016 to August 2017 (Litigation Intern)
  • Safia Khan, August to December 2016 (Research Intern)
  • Liesl Olivier, June to July 2016 (Litigation Intern)
  • Matshediso Moilwa, March to April 2016 (Research Intern)
  • Mwila Saini, February to October 2016 (Social Work Intern)
  • Sandile Tshabalala, November 2015 to December 2015 (Research Intern)
  • Ayanda Collins, June 2015 to August 2015 (Research Intern)
  • Michael Leonard, October 2014 to October 2015 (Visiting Attorney)
  • Josh Budlender, November 2014 to January 2015 (Research Intern)
  • Dasantha Pillay, 2014-2015 (Volunteer)
  • Zoe Jarvis, February to October 2014 (Wits University Fourth Year Social Work Student)
  • Helen Ye Zhang, May to August 2014 (Chayes International Public Service Fellow)
  • Lyuba Docheva, May to August 2013 (Ford Foundation Law School Fellow)
  • Makale Ngwenya, August to October 2012 (Research Intern)
  • Anna Alcaro, September 2011 to August 2012 (Fulbright Fellow)
  • Gabrielle Forte, June to July 2012 (Research Intern)
  • Shweta Kumar, June to July 2012 (Research Intern)
  • Elisabet Van Wymeersch, January to June 2012 (Research Intern)
  • Naadira Munshi, February to April 2012 (Research Assistant)
  • Ben Stewart, January to March 2012 (Volunteer)
  • Jennifer MacLeod, January to December 2011 (Harvard Law School Holmes Public Interest Fellow)
  • Alex Spacht, July to September 2011 (Research Intern)
  • Anthony Johnson, July to August 2011 (Research Intern)
  • Brad Larkin, June to August 2011 (Research Intern)
  • Wellington Muzengeza, July to August 2011 (Volunteer)
  • Retselisitsoe Moses Phooko, June to July 2011 (Litigation and Research Intern)
  • Katherine Drage, July 2010 to end-June 2011 (Litigation and Research Intern)
  • Malebo Maleka, December 2010 to January 2011 (Volunteer)
  • Elisabeth Koek, September to December 2010 (Research and Litigation Intern)
  • Trevor Chomumwe, November to December 2010 (Volunteer)
  • Thayer Hastings, June to August 2010 (Research Intern)
  • Megan Chapman, May to August 2010 (Litigation Intern)