Bridging Gaps Programs
Bridging Gaps offers a wide variety of internship and volunteering opportunities in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. We work closely with participants to decide...
Bridging Gaps is a facilitator of customized and professional internship programmes in the dynamic and beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. We collaborate with over...
Looking for a customized, professional, international internship? You're in the right place! We offer a wide range of internship opportunities in over 400 amazing local...
Our experienced Bridging Gaps team work closely with you to create your ideal, customized Cape Town adventure. We work with over 400 inspiring local organisations and facilitate...
Start your journey to a successful career with the help of our experienced team at Bridging Gaps! We work with more than 400 companies and organizations in Cape Town, allowing...
Here at Bridging Gaps we offer a wide range of exciting and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Our volunteer programmes are less career-orientated and more focused on serving...
Bridging Gaps Reviews
Wonderful experience with bridging gaps
Submitted by Xinyuan Zhang - University of Sheffield | February 06, 2018
I spent one month with Lucie and Julian in Cape Town which is really short but also memorable. The bridging gaps provided me wonderful social events and they really care about everything about me. Let me feel safe and sound here.
Meanwhile, I really love the internship in Cape Town TV and the coworkers are so nice that I could do anything I want. Lucie also helped me a lot to solve the problem. Thanks to bridging gaps, thank you for the wonderful experience.
Thank you Bridging Gaps!
Submitted by LeahM - Dalhousie University | November 08, 2017
From the day I first registered with Bridging Gaps to the time that I left, they made me feel at home.
On my first day in Cape Town they greeted me with open arms, showed me around the city, took me to my home and provided me with a phone and all the necessary tools and information that I would need to have a safe and enjoyable time. They worked very hard to find me an internship with everything that I asked for and on the first day at work they drove me and continued to do so until I felt comfortable enough to walk or cab. The weekend social events were everything that I could ask for and more. They were the perfect way to meet new people and take in the history and beauty of Cape Town. What separates Bridging Gaps from every other company is there love for what they do and the city that they live in. They truly care for each of their interns and provide tremendous help and support through the entire duration of the internship. Without the help of Bridging Gaps my internship would not have been nearly as enjoyable.
Psychology Internship with Bridging Gaps
Submitted by Nothando Mahlobo - Richmond, The American International University in London | September 15, 2017
Communication with Bridging Gaps before my internship was pleasantly uncomplicated, and my time in Cape Town was really lovely.
Bridging Gaps was amazing at fetching me from the airport, supporting me during my stay in Cape Town and they organised fun trips to all the surrounding activities that Cape Town had to offer. In addition to this, they also provided a great "Starter Pack" full of information on exciting things to do in Cape Town as well as just general safety information.
The company does however have less experience in issuing Psychology Internships, and as a result, it took longer than expected to find a placement, and I did not enjoy it to the full experience that I would have wanted to.
However if you want to do any other kind of internship, besides Psychology, I would strongly advise you, to go with Bridging Gaps. You will be supported at all times, experience fun and creative places as well as have a great experience of Cape Town.
Cape Argus internship
Submitted by Ruth Ilott - University of East Anglia (UEA) | July 17, 2017
Working for the Cape Argus has been a rewarding experience. I have had the opportunity to get fully stuck into what a journalist's daily work life is really like. It has broadened my communication skills through my job being required to contact a variety of people and it has helped developed my interview skills. Through writing stories for the paper, I have gained a knowledge and understanding of how the Cape Town and South African community feel about certain issues within their society, and how there are certain people's voices and stories out there that need to be told. I will take what I have learnt here back to the UK and it has given me the confidence to try and find future placements and opportunities in media outlets back home or elsewhere abroad.
My experience with Bridging Gaps has been fantastic. My supervisors, Lucie and Julian, very much care about their interns' well-being and their experiences in Cape Town. They have been brilliant with making this experience a comfortable and enjoyable one through all their help and advice. They really do go above and beyond for you! They are very organised with providing you information about the city, your internship, accommodation etc. to make your stay a pleasant one. The social events that they have organised have been brilliant and I have met some lovely people on my internship in the group, my workplace and accommodation. Cape Town is such an interesting and awesome city to work in and explore. I would highly recommend Bridging Gaps to anyone planning to do an internship here.
The most worthwhile and wonderful experience!
Submitted by Samantha Mostert - - | July 04, 2017
I completed a two month occupational therapy internship in Cape Town through Bridging Gaps and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience!
I feel like I have gained an immense amount, both professionally and socially, and also had to opportunity to give back in such a beautiful country. My placement exceeded all expectations- I learnt something every day, gained an immense amount new skills and knowledge, and worked alongside an inspiring and dedicated team. I was given adequate training, responsibility and support and I therefore was challenged yet not overburdened. I have always had a passion for working with children and gaining exposure to paediatric OT in a different country will forever be invaluable.
All of this was made possible by Bridging Gaps! My placement was the perfect fit and my mentors made sure of that. I never once felt out of the loop, lost or confused from the start to the end of the internship process with Bridging Gaps. Right from stepping off the plane I was made to feel at home with my mentors! They went out their way to ensure the best possible internship experience as well as overall stay in Cape Town (the most amazing city!!). They were constantly on call and I knew I always had someone to rely on which made all the difference. My accommodation was perfect, my transport worked so well (which my mentors literally guided me through each step of the way!), and the socials brought constant fun! I progressed in my career, made great friends, travelled, and pushed myself across boundaries I never thought possible. I couldn't have achieved so much without the service provided by Bridging Gaps and can only highly recommend them. Thank you Bridging Gaps!!!