Our internship Africa program is based in Cape Town, South Africa and offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion for candidates looking to stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking to boost your CV and grow your network, Cape Town is the perfect place for driven applicants eager to gain professional experience.
We are proud to partner with a range of impressive companies and organizations to offer internships in South Africa to outstanding candidates. Our internships in South Africa span all career fields, from environmental sciences and sustainability to social work and marketing. Internships in Cape Town range from six weeks to six months, with start dates all year round.
If you are looking for an internship, Africa is a great option. As more and more Chinese companies establish their presence in Africa, gaining experience in this emerging market will make you stand out from your peers. Our internship Africa program will be career-changing, as an internship in South Africa will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world.
Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our internship Africa program is selective.
Apply now and gain a major head start with our internship Africa program.
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Why do an internship in South Africa?
One of the most photographed cities in Africa, Cape Town does not fail to impress when it comes to natural beauty. It is a nature lover’s paradise; from its pristine beaches to its mountainous backdrop, you’ll fall in love with South Africa while gaining professional experience at a leading internship. Africa is a great place to make yourself stand out from your peers.
Known most prominently for being Africa’s hub for business and finance, Cape Town is also a great city for fields like social work and government. South Africa is also leading the way in sustainability, renewable energy, and technology, as the recent drought has caused the need for innovation amidst the country’s rapid shift to more environmental solutions.
When interns are not gaining hands-on experience in their career field at internships in South Africa, they are busy exploring all that Cape Town has to offer. While interning in the city, you can spend your weekends hiking up Table Mountain, or relaxing at Boulder Beach. Cape Town is filled with history, art, and a great gastronomical scene as well. No matter what your interests are, there’s something for everyone in Cape Town.
Participants on our Africa internship program reside in shared apartments with other interns or international students. Participants have their own lockable private bedroom. Our accommodation is located within safe areas of Cape Town with a reasonable commute (about 30-60 minutes is normal) to your internship by bus or walking.
Included in Every Program
The Intern Group program is more than an internship – it’s an entire experience. Each program also includes everything that you need in order to make the most of your internship and your time in Africa. All you have to do is take that step and meet us in Cape Town. Our team will do the rest.
In addition to your guaranteed professional internship and housing, each Intern Group program includes the following:
A full array of top class professional and cultural development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 5 key components to our professional and cultural development suite.
- Workplace skills workshop focusing on many areas including professional development and core communication skills required to succeed in any environment
- Intercultural competence training series to prepare you for the cultural differences that you’ll face when interning in a foreign country
- Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
- A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
- A personalized, one hour session with a professional Alumni Success Coach. Our experienced career coaches specialize in a wide variety of topics ranging from landing your dream job, to Linkedin branding and negotiating salaries. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship.
A full calendar of social and cultural events. Our full-time local team in South Africa know the city of Cape Town inside out and will show you the best of it!
The internship Africa program will include a variety of social and cultural events, free of charge for all participants. More information coming soon.
An active international community where optional meet-ups are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become a part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a life time!
Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in South Africa are all experts on Cape Town and are incredibly proud of it– they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Cape Town as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship. They are also available throughout your Africa internship should you need anything at all, from restaurant recommendations to internship advice.
Talkspace: We also partner with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you'll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in Cape Town.
More information coming soon.
Dates & Program fees
Program Start Dates
Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.
Discount for Financial Aid Recipients – If you are a college student in the USA receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in Canada receiving the Canada Student Grant (CSG), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.
Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.
No application fee.
Submit application online.
Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.
Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.
If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 600 British Pounds.
Half of balance due
50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.
remaining balance due
You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.
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You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!