OSISA: Internship Programme

We are looking for young, enthusiastic, motivated and driven graduates to join our OSISA Internship programme in the following Clusters or Departments:

Democracy and Governance Cluster

  • Enhancing civic engagement and inclusive public participation in pushing for democratic processes and institutions
  • Pushing for Access to Information, Media Freedom and Digital Rights
  • Promoting transparency and accountability in the public and private sectors

Economic and Social Justice Cluster

  • Addressing structural barriers to equitable provision of education
  • Addressing structural barriers to the attainment of health rights
  • Promoting inclusive economies and development processes

Human Rights, Access to Justice and Rule of Law Cluster

  • Human Rights Education, Promotion and Protection
  • Justice Reform and Rule of Law
  • Equality and Non-Discrimination

Women’s Rights Programme & Communications Unit

  • Building voice and agency among women to challenge and remove the structural barriers that cause women’s discrimination and exclusion across all spheres of life;
  • Building strong and effective leadership in civic spaces, movements, organisations and formations as well as in public spaces maintaining women’s rights and interests on national, regional and global spaces that shape policies influencing their live;
  • Mobilising and tapping into the agency of young women using artistic and ‘artivism’ in their advocacy; and
  • Generating stories, podcasts, social media posts, blog posts, infographics, animations, short films and developing scripts (audio-visual).

Human Resources Management

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Organisational Development
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee Wellbeing and Life Cycle
  • Employment Relations

Detail Orientation, Efficiency, Collaboration, Creativity, Resilience & Composure, Eager to Learn, Communication, and Planning & Organising.


  • Completed Bachelors, BA or BCom Degree in: Social Sciences, International Studies, Development Studies, Law (Must Be Interested in Humanitarian Work) or Human Resource Management.
  • No previous internship and or graduate programme
  • No work experience (Essential)

How To Apply

Interested applicants should forward a one-page cover letter and detailed CV to humanresources@osisa.org with the Cluster or Department of Interest as the subject heading.

Only shortlisted candidates will receive a response. OSISA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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