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Social Work Internship

Stand out from the crowd with a valuable international internship! Social work projects include working in refugee centers, working in schools and orphanages, supporting

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Communications Internship

Local organizations seeks enthusiastic and skilled Media Interns NGO’s in the Cape Town area are looking for skilled media interns to assist with various communication...

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Education Internships - New Delhi

'if i could...' offers you the chance to make your mark in a reputable NGO or non-profit organization in New Delhi. Interns interested in education could get involved in

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Special Needs Internships - New Delhi

'if i could..' provides internship opportunities that will let you experience working with people with special needs. Program participants may work with organizations that...

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Public Health Internship - New Delhi

Land an internship placement in research and clinical-based positions. Interns could work in public health research organizations, clinics, or youth centres, depending on...

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Social Justice Internship - New Delhi

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who wants to live in New Delhi while gaining hands-on experience with a non-governmental organization (NGO) that pursues social...

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Gender Advocacy Internships - New Delhi

We are looking for a candidate who wants to live in New Delhi while gaining professional experience with an institution that pursues women's rights and gender advocacy through...

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Social Work Internships - New Delhi

Gain work experience in the field of Social Work that will help you stand out. This internship program offers the opportunity to contribute to various projects, such as assisting...

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Human Rights Internships - New Delhi

'if i could...' serves as a career incubator for emerging development practitioners by providing customized internship placements in the development sector in Cape Town,

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The New Delhi Internship Experience

International students and graduates can now visit New Delhi for a meaningful and life-changing internship, whilst exploring the fascinating country of India, rich in culture,...

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South Africa

Human Rights Internship

As a human rights intern with the 'if i could...' programme, you could have the chance to be involved in a variety of human rights related internships such as gender advocacy,...

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Youth and Sports Development Internships

Youth and sports development interns will have the opportunity to work with non profit organizations who use sport, team building and mentoring as ways to address the issues...

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Counselling & Psychology Internships

Work in the fields of Counseling and Psychology. Internship placements are available in the following sectors: - Gender Advocacy - Substance Abuse - Youth at risk Interns...

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Education Internships

'if i could...' offers you the chance to make your mark in a reputable NGO or non-profit organization in Cape Town or New Delhi. Interns interested in education could get...

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if i could... Internship Programme Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Internship with if i could...

I decided to undertake this internship in order to gain experience in the tourism sector. I am currently studying this at university and wanted to get practical experience, I wanted to put into practice the theoretical knowledge I have picked up during my time at university. I also wanted to learn more about communications and marketing during my time at if i could…I was previously involved in some promotion work, so I was very excited to learn more about the other aspects of marketing. I chose to intern at if i could… because it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and learn about other cultures. I am also learning a lot about the transport sector and gaining insights into customer service. I am having a lot of fun and it has made me want to learn more. This internship will definitely help me in the future. It will help me become a better tour guide and will give me the confidence to speak to others about travelling destinations. Marketing and communications plays a big role in the tourism sector, so this internship will help me in this regard. It will also be helpful when marketing my own tourism business one day.

Program: Communications Internship

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Youth Development Internship in Cape Town

The entire trip was magnificent and rewarding. I have met some truly wonderful people and have developed some great friendships. These people were truly welcoming, helpful and I am grateful for them being a part of my life.

At my internship, I was tasked with creating a Welcome Pack for the youth to inform them of the purpose, activities and services provided at the centre where I work, whilst simultaneously increasing the youth centre’s exposure in the wider community. The primary goal is to register and engage more youth at the centre in the educational and empowering activities that take place daily. The secondary goal is to break down the harmful perceptions of adults in the community that the youth centre is a place just for testing kids for HIV.

I was also able to conduct research for my thesis which was unique, incredibly valuable, and I am thankful to have gained new ideas and perspectives. The experience of working with a charitable foundation that adopts participatory approaches to community engagement for the sake of youth and community development has been truly enlightening.

There are not enough words to express my gratitude and thanks to if i could in facilitating this adventure. Cape Town is a truly wonderful city.

Program: Youth and Sports Development Internships

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Art Education in Cape Town

I contacted If I Could... and I was impressed by how fast they responded, got back to me about my loads of questions for them and their program, and began the process of finding an internship placement for me. I chickened out at first, and didn't go for my original placements...a month and a half went by and I emailed them back asking if perhaps we could try again, maybe they can find more options that might feel like a better fit...again they were back at it trying to find a placement that would feel just right. That's when they sent me the description of an internship opportunity with The Lalela Project. They set up and interview through Skype and I believe it was two weeks later I was getting on the plane and heading down to Cape Town, South Africa! Everything was set up, accommodation, a ride from the airport, and introduction to the other interns working for Lalela, but also a group of other interns If I Could... had placed at other NGOs. They organized the whole thing and made it a very smooth transition to life in Cape Town. I stayed for two months and wished I could have stayed longer! Thank you If I Could... for making my internship experience in Cape Town so easy and so positive!

Program: Social Work Internship

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    4

  • Health and Safety

    6

  • Social Life

    5

Global health internship

I had a great opportunity with if I could... This internship helped me get another internship, directed my career towards research design and evaluation and helped me get my corrent job. I was able to see a lot of Cape Town and meet some people I would not have otherwise met. I did not work on a team, however, so the day to day was a little isolating. If I could was really great in helping me find my way around and get settled.

Program: Social Work Internship

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Art Education in Cape Town, South Africa

My three months spent interning with an arts education non profit in Cape Town, South Africa were incredibly humbling, fulfilling and down right amazing thanks to the placement by the If I Could... program. From the beginning stages of interviews and visa applications to now - two years later - I have felt supported and encouraged by If I Could throughout the entire journey. As an intern I was invited to group outings, taken to my housing from the airport, and in constant communication with If I Could. Now as an alumni I receive newsletters and updates about events happening in Cape Town and new program developments. If I Could... is a great company that provides authentic internship placements with organizations doing important work.

Program: Social Work Internship

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