Internships

PWSL accepts both national and international interns on an irregular basis to assist us with our programs.

Why work with us?

PWSL works around the clock to secure fair, equal justice and respect for human rights across Sierra Leone. Our internship program offers participants an understanding of both office/coordination and field practices of the development, advocacy and humanitarian NGO world.

PWSL has been active for 20 years in Sierra Leone and strives to continuously review and reorient their programs to have the greatest impact. Students and other volunteers arriving from other areas of the world often have fresh new ideas and perspectives, which contribute to our overall institutional capacity. PWSL stresses the mutually beneficial nature of our internship placements.

Who is eligible?

Our basic requirements are below:

  1. Aged 20 or above;
  2. Enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program of Law, Human Rights, International Development, Humanitarian Action, Anthropology or a related field;
  3. Able to speak, read and write fluently in English;
  4. Able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) to at least a basic capacity;
  5. Ability to fund your own travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses whilst in Freetown

Please see the Internship Terms of Reference for further desired capacities.

How do I apply?

Please forward the following documents to prisonwatchsl@gmail.com:

  1. a one-page cover letter detailing your intentions and expectations for the internship and what you can offer to PWSL
  2. Copy of your latest CV (no more than 2 pages)

Interns are requested to bring with them a laptop computer with wireless internet capability for use in the PSWL office. PWSL will supply a visa invitation letter to interns, and cover interns’ project expenses where necessary (for example transport and lodging in provincial locations).