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Public Health & Physical Therapy in Cape Town


Throughout the year


Throughout the Year


The internships are ideal for students or practicing professionals in public health, public policy, or physical therapy. 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. These internships require a minimum two month commitment.

Intern Types

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Counseling
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Rights
  • Humanities
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Women's Studies


  • English

Cost in US$:

The Program Fee is USD 695

Program Fees Include:

Program Fee: USD 695
This is a one-time fee that remains the same no matter how long participants stay with the program. The programs in South Africa can last any length of time from two to six months.

Application Fee: USD 200

Program Includes:
* Airport Pickup in Cape Town
* Orientation Upon Arrival
* Work Placement
* Activities
* In-country coordinator available 24/7

ELI arranges accommodations in shared houses and apartments in safe neighborhoods all over the city.
- Rent is not included in the program fee, it is due monthly: USD 300 to USD 350 per month depending on where the participant stays and utilities for the month. Bedrooms are typically shared, so if you would like a single room be sure to make a special request and know that rent will be a little more per month.
- All housing comes equipped with security, furniture, dishes, linens, and maid service. 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

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home