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Experience life in South Africa by interning with Connect-123. Programs for interns are available in a wide range of fields, including Human Rights, Economic Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Health Care. Interns live and work in Cape Town, enjoying the cities rich cultural history, impressive natural beauty and pristine beaches. Programs are available to participants from all...

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Recently named as the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa, Cape Town is the perfect place for a summer internship! With IES Internships, you are guaranteed an unpaid internship placement working up to 40 hours per week in a business or organization that suits your career goals. Build a global network of professional contacts and gain real-world experience all while exploring everything th...

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VACorps is a highly acclaimed “Star-Rated” internship program in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about this unique South African internship program experience, whereby participants receive a customized internship placement, career mentorship and access to weekly cultural events in the world’s most beautiful city.

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ELI

TB/HIV/AIDS: South Africa is suffering from one of the worst TB/HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. In 2006 the South African Department of Health estimated that 29.1% of pregnant women were living with HIV. ELI is currently filling positions in education, research and treatment. These programs require a minimum two month time commitment. In an effort to prevent the spread of HIV (especially in ...

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Intern for a semester, summer, or anywhere in between in Cape Town, South Africa! There is a wide variety of internship placements available, so you will be able to find something that complements your professional and personal interests. You will be living in the beautiful city of Cape Town, and will get to experience the South African culture through both your internship and your own explor...

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GVI

Join our international team in the spectacular city of Cape Town and work with children from the local townships while developing teaching experience and qualifications on this long term internship. The internship begins with a 12 week volunteer project, where you will learn how to plan and deliver a range of educational programs in deprived township schools and edu-care centers, gaining exp...

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Twice the size of Texas, South Africa's position at the southern tip of Africa has created a diversity of lifestyles and a diversity of environments, from the lofty Drakensberg Mountain range to the Cape Vineyards. Thought to be the birthplace of mankind, this land historically attracted Europeans as a gateway to Africa. At the start of the 21st century, South Africa is leading the way in Af...

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A child’s adolescent years are invaluable. It is the time of their life when they form their personalities and values. Unfortunately, many children find themselves in environments that are not conducive to growth. Domestic violence, peer pressure, lower income families, in addition to several other factors, impede a children's self-enhancement, self-confidence, learning, and health. Many child...

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An international internship with World Internships in South Africa gives participants a front row seat to one of Africa’s most diverse and internationally active countries. Interns will be granted the opportunity to live in Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city and the seat of the National Parliament. Internships in South Africa range from engaging, hands on internships in the fields of...

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Get the unique opportunity to work with a studio producing content for South African cable television channels. The small size of the studio gives interns the feel of a tight-knit crew which offers plenty of hands-on opportunities, along with the chance to have your work broadcast to the entire country of South Africa. Film Interns will receive a full day tour on a big TV set. Then on day tw...

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Help a community grow and develop by mentoring and teaching the locals how to follow their dreams and become business savvy. This program is great for individuals with strong business knowledge and the passion to teach others to be better businessmen and women. Most of the local adults have ideas about what they want to do, but lack the skills of how to start their business. Volunteers will h...

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ISA Service-Learning provides students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn first-hand about social issues that communities around the world face. By partnering with community-based organizations and following a structured, reflection-based curriculum, you will learn how local professionals and experts are addressing these issues with the available resources while developing intercultu...

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This African internship gives you, as a young marketing graduate, an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in the NGO and volunteer tourism sector. You will form part of the head office team, focusing on online advertising, social media, marketing campaigns, graphic design, advertising strategy and analysis. Our Marketing & Advertising and Social Media Managers will structure your place...

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Experience firsthand the healthcare challenges facing South Africa where, under the Apartheid regime, the vast majority of people had limited or non-existent healthcare until the 1990s. Since then, South Africa's healthcare system has made great strides under majority rule, especially in efforts to reach underserved communities. Today, the country is emerging as a critical battleground for the ...

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Want to travel the world, gain valuable work experience, and learn about different cultures? if i could... offers niche internships with respected nonprofit organizations in Cape Town, South Africa, and New Delhi, India. Our experienced team will find a meaningful placement for participants, tailored to their skill set and interests, including Youth Development, Community Empowerment, Public He...

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Interning Abroad in Cape Town

Nestled on the coast of South Africa, you will find one of the world’s most beautiful cities for interning abroad: Cape Town! Cape Town features a laidback atmosphere, found dramatically in vibrant neighborhoods, stunning seascapes, and a picturesque backdrop chockful of iconic mountains. But beauty is not the only thing Cape Town has to offer! South Africa’s “Mother City” screams diversity, with 11 official languages and a blend of African culture with European and Asian influences. Its entrepreneurial spirit makes it the best place for South African internships, as interns will broaden their cultural perspectives and gain firsthand experience in an international career.

Internships in Cape Town

Internships in Cape Town feel boundless. Whether you want to hop aboard the start-up train, get in touch with your creative side, or step outside into nature, you’ll find it all in Cape Town. There’s no doubt that the programs available are as diverse as the “Rainbow Nation” itself.

Business, Finance, & Entrepreneurship. Over the past several years, creative enterprises have popped up all throughout Cape Town. If you want to intern abroad in business and get a taste of social entrepreneurship, then look no further. Interns can find placements in every aspect of the business world, whether you are interested in consulting, marketing, or microfinance. You may have the opportunity to participate in management projects for big firms, develop financial modeling for new businesses, or assist in mentoring entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to gain experience that will make you stand out in the international business world.

Art & Design. Creative souls will find exactly what they’re looking for while interning abroad in Cape Town. The city was recently voted the World’s Design Capital, and there are many opportunities to work with some of the world’s leading agencies, whether your passion lies in interior design, landscape architecture, or graphic design. Others may embrace the visual arts while capturing South African life through a photography internship, or while working with documentary filmmakers or bigger production film companies.

Wildlife Conservation. Many interns are drawn to South Africa because of its diverse wildlife and landscapes. Don’t be afraid to step outside of the office and embrace an internship in nature. You may choose to lend a hand in marine or wildlife conservation, assisting in animal shelters, conducting research on plant and animal species, or learning the basics at local rehabilitation centers. Others can focus on environmental science, monitoring wildlife, climate change, and learning about public policy work. Every intern will feel like they are in heaven with Table Mountain creating the perfect backdrop for their internship abroad.

Most internships in Cape Town require a two month commitment. This is to ensure interns have enough time to train for their positions, get acquainted with their projects, and make a true impact. The longer the internship, the more experience you’ll gain. But have no fear – if you are short on time, some community service internships can be offered for shorter placements.

Life in Cape Town

Every intern should take advantage of living in this beautiful city and explore the colorful streets of Cape Town. Whether you want to balance your internship with adrenaline packed outdoor activities, visits to historic sites, or sipping on local wine, you’ll never be bored while interning in Cape Town.

A visit to South Africa’s capital would be incomplete without a trip to Table Mountain. The 600-year-old mountain not only defines the city, but has also been considered one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Hike to the top, abseil to the bottom, or explore the national park at ground level. Venture out to the coast for a different kind of adventure, where you can learn to surf with the locals, go whale watching, or even dive with great white sharks. And of course, you can always join a safari tour where you’ll drive by grazing giraffes or watch a cheetah hunt for dinner.

If pumping adrenaline is not your thing, chill out in some of the colorful neighborhoods around the city. Bo Kaap is one of the most popular spots, stretching from the edge of the city up the slopes of Signal Hill on the upper Cape. Take your camera to capture the bold rainbow colors of townhouses lining cobbled streets, visit historic mosques, or get a taste of the Cape Malay culture at the lively restaurants. Waterfront is another top attraction, featuring upscale hotels and eateries, stunning views of sea and mountain, and plenty of stores so you can shop ‘til you drop.

Don’t forget to visit the Winelands, a bit farther from the coast. The drive will leave you inspired as you cruise through winding country roads and into charming villages nestled into the hills. First stop: Stellenbosch, the cultural epicenter of the Winelands. While this area has the best wine, your next stop in Franschhoek is the most beautiful, nestled in a valley with deep French roots, endless good food, art galleries, and vineyard views.

Salary & Costs

While South African currency tends to fluctuate regularly and costs can change month to month, interning in Cape Town makes for living in a fairly affordable destination for interns abroad. While flights can cost a fortune, once you’re on the ground, you’ll live like a king! One US dollar magically becomes nearly 13 South African Rand (R). Shop for fresh produce at markets for only a couple dollars, or eat out at a delicious restaurant for less than $10. Grab a beer of under $2, or explore the city by bus for 80 cents. 

The only downside to internships in Cape Town is financing. Most internships abroad in Cape Town are unpaid, which is often difficult for travelers on a budget. Some programs offer a small stipend to offset the cost of living, or they will include benefits, such as meals and housing. Either way, students should plan to save before interning abroad in Cape Town. Get a job, create a budget, and open a savings account before planning your trip. If money is still a worry, check out various scholarships or consider fundraising to get you there.

Accommodation & Visas

Housing for interns in Cape Town comes in all shapes and sizes. You may choose to share an apartment with other travelers, or opt for a home stay for a more immersive experience. While an apartment offers more freedom and privacy, there is no better way to acclimate and embrace a new culture than be living, breathing, and eating with a local family. Join a rugby game with new flatmates, or spend your weekends at a braii (BBQ) with your new family. Some South Africa internship programs will assist in finding accommodation, but if not, make sure you do your research to ensure your new home is in a safe neighborhood.

Internships in South Africa can be tricky when it comes to visas. Visa regulations tend to vary from consulate to consulate. While some say a 90-day tourist visa is sufficient if you will be participating in an unpaid internship, others recommend getting a volunteer visa or an exchange permit. It is best to check with a South African Embassy before applying for a visa, which could take up to one month to process, so don’t leave the paperwork until the last minute!

Benefits & Challenges

As with any travel abroad, interning in Cape Town has its challenges. The biggest is affording unpaid work experience. Although the cost of living is fairly affordable, flights and fun on the ground can add up. Despite the cost, you won’t regret interning abroad in Cape Town.  The lack of financial reward will be made up for in the personal growth and the work experience you’ll gain while interning abroad!

Not only will you leave Cape Town with “real world” experience, but your perspective will be broadened immensely as you dive into this diverse nation. Cape Town offers a mix of cultures, ethnicities, languages, and landscapes. You’ll witness the challenges that multicultural societies face, break out of your comfort zone, and return home with a new appreciation for diversity throughout the world.

Completing internships in Cape Town will be a truly unique experience. You’ll experience a new culture that loves to celebrate life, and you’ll gain professional experience that will boost your resume. So settle into life between sea and mountain, indulge in new foods and tasty wines, soak up the sun, and let new languages sing in your ears, during your internship abroad in Cape Town.

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