Join our internship program in Cape Town
  • VACorps Internship Profiles
    This video profiles the internship work of five VACorps program participants.
  • Discover your new home!
    Our program is based in the vibrant neighborhood of Observatory, Cape Town. Learn more about where you will be living as an intern in our program by watching this video.
  • How we create your internship in Cape Town
    Learn more about how the team at VACorps creates internship placements for its participants.
  • Looking for some more information about the VACorps internship program? Browse our FAQs.
  • Our program is based in Cape Town, South Africa for one simple reason—this is the most beautiful city in the world...
  • Weekly Program Activities
    The VACorps internship program provides unique opportunities for you to explore the city and local culture of Cape Town outside of your daily internship work. Every Friday, we offer excursions featured in this video.
  • Program Housing
    Finding suitable short-term, fully furnished accommodation in Cape Town is a great challenge without any local knowledge or assistance. When you join our program, we will help you locate accommodation for the duration of your internship.

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Intern with the Volunteer Adventure Corps

The Volunteer Adventure Corps internship program creates custom placements  in Cape Town, South Africa. We consistently receive rave reviews from program participants, parents and university administrators alike because we devote all our energy to one purpose—helping you have a personally and professionally rewarding internship experience in Cape Town. Our organization is proudly South African and we only offer internships in the “Mother City.”

The foundation of your experience in our program starts with the careful selection of your internship in Cape Town. Prior to your arrival in Cape Town, you will be in regular communication with a member of our staff as we design the specific details of your internship placement based around your academic, intellectual and professional objectives. Central to our internship placement philosophy is the concept of mutually beneficial experiential learning, through which you, your host organization, and the communities they serve, have the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop in dynamic and positive ways.

As a participant of our program, you will join a community that feels like a family. When you arrive in South Africa, we make it incredibly easy for you to adjust to life in Cape Town and call this city your home. From your very first day in the country, we will guide you through a comprehensive orientation that ensures you will take full advantage of every moment in South Africa. You will immediately be networked with other participants so that you have a peer group to relate with as you adapt to a new culture. Once you have settled into your internship, you will have the opportunity to get involved with our regular weekly program activities, which range from Xhosa language classes to hikes in Table Mountain National Park. Our weekly activities, which are included in the cost of your program fee, will help you learn more about the city and its culture. At the conclusion of your internship experience in Cape Town, you will learn to navigate the city and appreciate the local culture through the perspective of a Capetonian.

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