The GALA Queer Archive (GALA) invites applications for a paid internship opportunity:

We are seeking a registered, post-graduate tertiary student to intern with us at our Johannesburg office. The internship is a year long, part-time (15-20 hours a week) position. The internship starts in March 2022 and ends in March 2023.

The Position:

The intern will be involved in all aspects of our work. This include archival work, education and training, youth work, publishing and events. The intern's work plan will depend partly on the candidate’s skills, personality, interests, education and experience. Some areas that the intern will be expected to be involved in include:

• Research

• Sorting and inventorying of archive material

• Contributing to the GALA newsletter and social media

• Workshops and event support

• Youth engagement



• The intern must be a postgraduate student for the duration of the internship term.

• Applicants should be well-organised (with good time management skills), self-motivated, energetic and reliable, with strong attention to detail.

• A strong interest in human rights, specifically concerning LGBTQIA+ issues.

• An interest in queer history and activism, and education.

• Computer skills (Microsoft Office, internet applications) and internet research skills are required.

• Proficient reading and writing skills.

• Ability to speak in public and group facilitation would be beneficial.

• Applicants must have valid authorisation to intern in South Africa.

• Please note we are based on Wits University campus (Braamfontein) where the COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for access to campus.


Applications close: Wednesday 9 February 2021.


Preference will be given to LGBTQIA+ persons of colour.

We reserve the right not to make an appointment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by GALA in two weeks of application closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

How to apply: Submit one page (maximum 600 words) motivation letter and CV uploaded on a Google Form, and the contact details of two referees.

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