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Internships in Cape Town, South Africa!


Throughout the year


dates are flexible


For specialized internships, some previous experience or related education is helpful. The time commitment is 2 months. Interns must be 18 and fluent in English. These positions are open to serious, students and recent graduates. We are very proud to offer internships and volunteer projects with some of the best companies and NGOs in the Cape. These positions are intended for mature and responsible participants who can keep to a schedule and commit themselves to the position. Further, our group housing is fairly independent: ELIers purchase their own groceries, commute to and from their work sites without supervision, and pay rent monthly.

Intern Types

  • Administrative
  • Animal Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations
  • Marketing, Advertising, & PR
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism


  • English

Cost in US$:

Program Fee is USD695, rent ranges from USD300-USD350 a month

Program Fees Include:

This fee is a one time fee that remains the same no matter how long participants stay with the program. Housing is not included in the program fee. Participants share houses and apartments in safe neighborhoods all over the city. Rent is due monthly: USD250 to USD350 per month depending on where the participant stays. Rent is paid in South Africa. No meals are included with the accommodations, but each apartment or house has a full kitchen for participants to use.



Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work


Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume