The IP Unit is looking for outstanding LL.B. and LL.M. students to join our team as student research assistants for 6 months, beginning 1 April 2019. Student research assistant duties will span the scholarly spectrum and can include: conducting literature reviews; creating surveys and other tools; collecting, managing and analysing data; cowriting peer reviewed articles and media materials; co-presenting findings; and managing the activities of a unit within a broader organisational structure. Student research assistants will also be encouraged and supported to conduct their own original research, under the direction and mentorship of academics based at UCT and/or other participating faculty, and could receive authorial or co-authorial credit. These activities will build academic skills like research methods, theory building, and scholarly publishing. Student research assistants will also have administrative duties within Open AIR in order to help build highly transferable professional skills such as leadership and teamwork, project management, and community engagement. Student research assistants are expected to work in the IP Unit shared office space for up to 35 hours per month at an hourly rate of R95.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please provide – via email to Open AIR Project Manager Nan Warner on firstname.lastname@example.org – a curriculum vitae, copies of your qualification certificates and a covering letter outlining your qualifications/experience and how they would support our work. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2019. The full advertisement can be found here.