Work at Sonke

Communications and Strategic information Internship

About Sonke  

Founded in 2006, Sonke is a women’s rights organisation that is committed to feminist principles, using a rights-based and gender transformative approach to achieve human rights and gender justice. Our vision is a poverty-free world in which women, children, men and gender non-conforming individuals enjoy equitable, caring, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of gender-just and democratic societies. Sonke strengthens governments, civil society and citizen’s capacity to advance gender justice and women’s rights, prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS, and in this way contribute to social justice and the elimination of poverty.

About the Generation G Programme

The Generation G partnership strives towards the creation of gender-just and violence-free societies for young people in their full diversity. By gender justice, we mean a fair, equitable world for all individuals regardless of their gender. The Generation G partnership is a collaboration of partners in the seven countries with a global consortium consisting of Rutgers (lead), ABAAD, Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice.  

The Generation G partnership raises public support, advocates for improved policies and laws, and strengthens civil society, focusing specifically on gender-based violence, the unequal division of care and women’s lack of access to civic space, to contribute to gender justice. As such, the Generation G partnership directly contributes to SDG5, SDG16, and the Ministry’s policy on women’s rights and gender equality. The partnership addresses three key interrelated challenges: gender-based violence, the unequal division of care and women’s lack of access to civic space. As youth (15-32) are our key actors and key impact group, they are actively included in decision-making processes, as well as the design and implementation of key strategies. We make a special effort to amplify voices of youth, particularly those who are often excluded because of their age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taking pictures, recording videos, and conducting interviews for purposes of creating media and social media content
  • Hosting online meetings and webinars.
  • Support the project coordinator to track media and online media interest and engagements
  • Track monthly online reach and engagements generated by online content.
  • Assist in writing communications including letters, newsletters, social media, web content, invitations, and reports.
  • Research/produce collateral materials as directed.
  • Updating media contact lists.
  • Research and develop new ideas for Web/social media content.
  • Planning and executing assigned aspects of special events.
  • Attending Generation Gender events and assist as requested


  • Good command of the English language and preferably be able to speak an additional South African language
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate Generation G programme work and its impact.
  • Experience of social media account management (Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; TikTok etc) with an ability to grow social media follower base.
  • Basic understanding of Gender Transformative Approaches
  • Willingness to travel to rural areas of South Africa
  • Applicants should preferably be between 22 – 32 years of age.


The intern will be supervised by the Regional Communications Coordinator

Application Process

  • Interested applicants should submit their CV, a motivational letter that details your experience, the contact details of three referees, to Sonke’s Human Resource Unit at, closing date 11 August 2023.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 31 August 2023, please consider your application unsuccessful. 


Johannesburg, Gauteng

Closing Date

11 August 2023