Why choose the VACorps internship program?

We were honored as one of the world’s best internship organizations in 2016 and the #1 organization in Africa.

We are one of the finest internship programs in the world because we have designed an in-country experience that involves a high level of professional and cultural engagement. More importantly, we love hosting interns in our incredibly beautiful city and want to facilitate one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime. The following are the unique highlights of our internship program:

  • When you join VACorps, you join a diverse community of program participants. We offer a series of optional weekly activities and excursions that will help you network and socialize with other VACorps interns.
  • Your program housing options will allow you live in your own room while sharing a house with other program participants. The program housing set-up is responsible for giving the program a “family-like” atmosphere and you will meet many like-minded adventurers.
  • Why spend a small fortune traveling to England, Australia or New Zealand when you can participate in a much more affordable internship program in South Africa. Living costs in Cape Town are considerably cheaper than these more mainstream English-speaking international internship destinations.

Please learn more about our program by exploring our website or alternatively, contact a program representative and we will email you with more information. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our vibrant internship program in Cape Town, South Africa!

Testimonials

Table Mountain wraps that city in an eternal hug that everyone leaving the city wishes they could join in on. The only thing better than the view of Table Mountain is the experience climbing the behemoth before the sun comes up on a Saturday morning with six friends that you feel like you have grown up with, even though you all just met three weeks ago. My internship not only provided life-changing experience that I will draw on for the rest of my life but it enabled me to actually contribute to the local community; a community that continues to blow me away at its amazing joy in the face of countless obstacles.
Joey Sharp.
My life is forever changed by this beautiful country and the amazing people in VAC who made this experience a possibility. Leaving South Africa now is not goodbye, it’s see you later. One day (hopefully soon) I will be back. Until then, I will forever carry this place in a special spot in my heart.
Courtney Streiker
Between an internship that has reshaped my views on public health, reaffirmed my passion for medicine, and ignited a passion for global health; a group of interns that have become fellow travel/adventure enthusiasts as well as lifelong friends; and a city that has surpassed my wildest dreams as far as beauty, culture, and experience go, I can truly say that my experience in Cape Town has changed my life significantly. The past three months spent conquering fears and realizing dreams have changed me in a way that I did not imagine possible.
Erin Berni.
My three months in Cape Town turned my world upside down – in a wonderful way. Between spending my days at my internship and my nights and weekends with my VAC family, I felt as though every moment was packed to the brim with unforgettable memories. At my internship at the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, I was able to interact with refugees from all over the African continent on a daily basis.
Lauren Blodgett
Cape Town offers a vantage like no other in the world; from its stark realities to the immeasurable wealth activities and fun and everything in between, it is impossible to leave the city unaffected. VAC proved invaluable in helping me maximize my time here, both through exploring Cape Town and in accommodating me to my job and daily needs. If you are looking for an epic, perspective-shifting summer, then I would highly recommend Cape Town and VAC to you.
Quinn MacDougal

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