Privacy and Security Communications Officer with the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign

Internship Opportunity

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Host organisationRight2Know campaign

Launched in August 2010, the Right2Know campaign has since become a movement focused on freedom of expression and access to information. This project aims to raise public awareness, mobilize communities and undertake targeted advocacy to ensure the free flow of information and to meet the social, economic, political and ecological needs of the people.

Required skills: The candidate must have a technical diploma or university degree in a field related to journalism, media, communication, ICT or any other relevant training. He or she must speak English and have good writing skills.


  • Support R2K's advocacy and strategic communication as part of its work on the right to access to information (
  • Build a logic model and a performance measurement framework (PMF) in a participatory manner for the three years of the R2K initiative. These tools will be revised by subsequent cohorts.
  • Conduct field research with R2K's salaried and volunteer team to support evidence-based campaigns.
  • Support the production of newsletters, backgrounders, press releases, brochures and other printed materials in support of ongoing campaigns.
  • Produce short audiovisual productions (audio or video clips) and other communication tools in support of the various campaigns of the organization.
  • Train R2K members on audiovisual techniques and advocacy (training of trainers).

Other prerequisites: All trainees must complete the training program before their stay abroad. Alternatives will cover the travel and accommodation costs of interns living outside of the Montreal area.

Length of stay abroad: 6 months

Pre-departure training: July 2019

Expected date of departure: August 2019


To be eligible for the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), the candidate must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have a post-secondary diploma and have obtained a degree or diploma from a university, college, post-secondary technology school, post-secondary institute or CEGEP (general education college and professional in Quebec);
  • Be between the ages of 19 to 30 when the final selection is made (when the contracts between the trainee and Alternatives are signed);
  • Have never participated in the IYIP.


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