Research Intern


CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 12,000 members in more than 180 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organise by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the global south.

About the Role

The Research Intern will conduct desk research and interviews and produce text to feed into articles for publication on the CIVICUS Lens platform and into the State of Civil Society Report and thematic reports. The Research Intern will also produce simple visuals for social media dissemination of research outputs. Through this work, the intern will gain research and communications experience and deepen their knowledge of trends pertaining civil society.

Key Requirements

  • Degree in any of the social sciences or other relevant field, or to be near completion of studies towards such degree
  • Fluency in English required; other UN languages desirable
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Strong interest in working in the field of civil society
  • Commitment to CIVICUS’ vision, mission, values and ways of working
  • Interpersonal skills: inclination and ability to work as part of a diverse, multicultural virtual team
  • Behavioural skills: well-organised, able to work independently and to deliver within deadlines, high attention to detail

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How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is close of business on 31 December 2022. Interested candidates should email their application to

Your application should comprise of:

  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
  • A cover note of not more than one page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview to held in the second week of January 2023.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.