CANDIDATE ATTORNEY X2

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) Law Clinic wishes to fill up to two vacancies for candidate attorneys (CAs). 

These vacancies will arise on or after 1 January 2023. 

The requirements for the positions are as follows – 

Essential 

  • LLB Degree. 
  • Interest in and, some prior engagement with, human rights law or litigation. 

Desirable 

  • Interest in, and experience of, research and publication. 
  • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages. 

SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights lawyers at the national and international level. Accordingly, the positions carry with them significant opportunities for travel and continuing professional training and development. The successful candidate will also join the Bertha Justice Fellowship Programme. You can learn more about that programme on http://berthafoundation.org/lawyers 

If you are interested in either of these posts, please send a CV, together with a covering letter to Princess Nkuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In your letter, provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post. 

Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered. 

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30 June 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in July or August 2022. 

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INTERN

The Socio-Economic Rights Institue of South Africa (SERI) is looking to appoint an intern to join our team. 

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 2022 intake please send your CV/resume with a cover letter indicating your interest in a SERI internship to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 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. The closing date for applications is Friday, 3 June 2022.