Paralegal Intern

  • Reporting to the immigration Lawyer and programme manager;
  • Collaborating with the social workers, consultant and immigration Lawyer;
  • Managing the caseload from intake through processing and filing;
  • Preparing applications for permanent residency and secondary benefits for foreign nationals;
  • Processing and filing national- and immigrant applications;
  • Gathering applications and information from external clients;
  • Keeping clients apprised of the progress of their cases;
  • Ability to manage immigration inquiries, gather required information, and keep clients informed of progress;
  • Maintaining hard copy files and entering data into an immigration case management system; and
  • Responding to immigration inquiries promptly and adhering to submission deadlines.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Completed LLB degree, Paralegal or BCOM Law;
  • Ability to collaborate with immigration attorneys and regional paralegal managers;
  • Extensive knowledge of visa, permanent residency, and secondary benefit applications;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Good understanding of the migration and legal framework;
  • A passion for and understanding of migration;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent MS Office and spreadsheet/database development skills;
  • Able to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and work effectively under limited supervision;
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver under short timeframes; and
  • Good project management skills.

* Be between the ages of 18 and 34;
* Have never had any formal employment;
* Be a South African Citizen;
* Must have the qualifications listed above;
* Are not currently in full-time studies and can attend this internship full-time;
* Add a cover letter stating why you want to do the internship and specify which
city/town you are applying for; and
* We will also require a completed application form, a certified copy of your ID no
older than 3 months, and a certified copy of your highest qualification.

The start date of the internship is the 1st of July 2024, and the end date is the 30th of June 2025.

Note: You must be willing to be subjected to a credit and criminal check or any industry-specific check required for your job role.

Email your CV and cover letter, clearly stating which position you are applying for and which area you are applying for (i.e., Johannesburg, Pretoria, Musina – it states which area the position is for in the advert)and all other requirements listed above, to DO NOT SEND VIA FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER WAY.