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...
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...
Our experienced and friendly Bridging Gaps team collaborate with over 400 local organisations to find you the best suitable volunteer placement, based completely on your
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...
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...
Bridging Gaps Reviews
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!!!
Internship with Bridging Gaps
Submitted by Sarah - Universität Heidelberg | March 13, 2017
The process of organizing my internship and the communication with Bridging Gaps before I came to Cape Town was very uncomplicated and professional. The whole process of contacting them until they found the perfect internship for me did not even take one week.
Due to the fact that It was my first time visiting Cape Town I was very excited and a little nervous about what would expect me there. With their warm and friendly welcome at the airport my mentors took away all my nervousness. I felt comfortable and well looked after from the very first moment on.
They provided me a phone with a local SIM card, gave me useful tips on how I could spend my first days in Cape Town and accompanied me to my accommodation and my working place.
During my internship I was in close contact with my mentors and they always wanted to make sure if everything's okay or if they could do anything for me. I really appreciate the way they took care of me.
If you're planning on doing an internship here and are looking for a company to arrange it for you, I can highly recommend you doing it with Bridging Gaps! I met so many great people and totally fell in love with Cape Town. This was my first but definitely not my last time in this beautiful country and I'm happy that I made the right choice!
Submitted by Olivia Hollands-Hurst - Chichester United Kingdom | February 01, 2017
If you are searching for a way to experience not only what Cape Town has to offer but also gaining work experience and being guided by fantastic mentors, I would strongly recommend Bridging Gaps.
I immediately felt at home when I was greeted by the Bridging Gaps mentors. They looked after me so well, from being settled in at the hostel, to being given a South African sim and phone to checking to see if I needed anything, and giving me advice on local restaurants/ bars and extra activities I could do.
The whole process before I came to Cape Town was coordinated very smoothly, the team at Bridging Gaps gave me a great choice of organisations to pick and choose from. The organisation they found for me was brilliant, The Underdog Project taught me so much more about animal therapy and the huge benefits their programme has to the kids and the dogs. Thanks to Bridging gaps I gained some valuable experience that should help me further in my career.
My only regret is that I wish I could have stayed longer!