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Business & Finance Internships in Cape Town

Discover the South African business world.
Cape Town business internships offered through VACorps will give you incredible access to the South African business world. South Africa is an emerging global economy and is a member of BRICS, the economic trade union that includes Brazil, Russia, India and China. Accordingly, there are a variety of fascinating companies in Cape Town where you will have the opportunity to improve your understanding of business, finance, and entrepreneurship. The overall experience will enhance your global perspective of business opportunity and could also result in your establishment of lasting professional connections in South Africa.

Cape Town Startup School

Create your own startup in Cape Town with Corkscrew
Cape Town is at the epicenter of business innovation in South Africa and is recognized as the leading destination for startups in Africa. With very favorable exchange rates and a deep talent pool, tech companies from around the world are looking to establish a presence in Cape Town. Within the backdrop of this rapidly evolving sector of the South African economy, we are thrilled to offer a special program that combines guided mentorship in a classroom environment with experiential learning.

Conservation Internships in Cape Town

Participate in the South African conservation movement.
Cape Town marine and conservation internships are an extremely popular choice as you will have the opportunity to work in the spectacular Table Mountain National Park and its Marine Protected Areas. By participating in a conservation internship in South Africa, you will aid in the effort to prevent poaching, promote sustainable fishing in its marine protected waters, and preserve the vast biodiversity of its flora and fauna that extends along a 1,000 square kilometer coastline and mountain range. If you are looking to make a positive impact on the majestic Table Mountain, its coastlines in False Bay and Cape of Good Hope, and have a love for the outdoors, then consider applying for our marine and conservation internships.

Counseling & Psychology Internships in Cape Town

Work with South African counseling professionals.
A Cape Town counseling internship is a valuable opportunity for any student or graduate who wishes to develop their professional skills. At VACorps, we place participants at organizations where they can put their ability to help people to good use.

Custom Internships

VAC Will Customize Your Internship Experience
Is your desired internship category not listed? Don't fret, we create customised internships for our program participants all the time! Fill out the form below outlining your unique goals and a member of our applications staff will get back to you within 24 hours with further details so we can see what we can do for you!

Engineering Internships in Cape Town

Work with South African engineers.
Cape Town engineering internships are some of the more competitive and prestigious internship positions offered by our program. By participating in an engineering internship in South Africa, you will work alongside established South African engineers and gain international internship experience in a country that is home to many of the leading engineering firms in all of Africa. The South African economy is growing at a fast rate, particularly within the city of Cape Town, and there is a high demand for engineering companies to assist with the nation’s development needs.

Film and Photography Internships in Cape Town

Intern in the Cape Town film industry.
Are you studying to become a photographer or filmmaker? If so, learn more about VACorps Cape Town film industry internships. When you’re based in this beautiful part of South Africa, you’ll be staying in the preferred location of the majority of productions that take place in this country. South Africa is home to one of the largest commercial film industries in the Southern Hemisphere.

Human Rights Internships in Cape Town

Participate in the South African human rights movement.
Some of the most prestigious human rights internships in South Africa are offered through our program. Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, the world has praised South Africa for its peaceful transition to democracy. South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world, one that enshrines a respect for human rights. Yet protecting these human rights cannot be left to individuals or the government alone; there must be independent institutions to ensure that human rights are protected in a country that, prior to 1994, was governed by one of the most repressive regimes of the 20th century. As a VACorps intern, you will gain direct access to this nation’s progressive human rights culture through your daily internship work.

Journalism internships in Cape Town

Discover the South African media.
If you are searching for a journalism internship in South Africa, VACorps offers ideal opportunities for journalism students, communications students and individuals with an interest in writing. All of our Cape Town journalism and communications internships are situated in a vibrant city with a variety of media centers.

Law internships in Cape Town

Explore South African legal culture.
If you are interested in a law internship in South Africa, our program offers some excellent opportunities within this field. Many of our finest legal internship opportunities involve human rights law in South Africa, though we also offer more traditional law internships in corporate and environmental sectors. Our human rights law internships in Cape Town are arguably our most unique internship offerings within the legal field because many firms and NGOs work directly with the South Africa Parliament to promote human rights causes.

Marketing Internships in Cape Town

Work as a marketing intern in Cape Town
If you are considering a marketing internship in South Africa, you will have a wonderful range of options to choose from when we search for your ideal internship site. Our Cape Town marketing internships are in high demand because companies and NGOs always have a need for interns with a marketing specialization. Whether you would like to apply your marketing knowledge within a more traditional corporate environment or at a grassroots NGO, we will find you an internship where you will have a very active portfolio of responsibilities.

Medical & Public Health Internships in Cape Town

Learn about the South African healthcare system through this internship.
If you’re considering a career in healthcare and/or medicine, VACorps offers an excellent selection of medical internships in South Africa. As a medical intern in our program, you will be working alongside qualified healthcare professionals at one of Cape Town’s public health projects or community medical clinics. South Africa faces many serious healthcare issues, including high rates of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis – especially among women and young children. There is a high demand for healthcare in low-income areas of the city and many public hospitals and clinics lack appropriate funding. The overall experience will give you first-hand access to South Africa’s public healthcare system.

Occupational Therapy Internships in Cape Town

Experience the occupational therapy profession in South Africa.
Cape Town occupational therapy internships are extremely popular due to the high demand for OTs in South Africa. By participating in an occupational therapy internship in South Africa, you will work alongside established occupational therapist and gain a true hands-on experience that’s so rare elsewhere in the world. As public health awareness in South Africa continues to grow, so does the need for competent, enthusiastic students to support these health programs.

Physical Therapy Internships in Cape Town

Develop a global understanding of physical therapy.
Cape Town physical therapy internships are geared towards those looking to continue or complete their education in the PT field. By participating in a physical therapy internship in South Africa, you will work alongside established South African physical therapists and gain a true hands-on experience that’s so rare elsewhere in the world. The demand for South African health care professionals is always growing, particularly within the city of Cape Town, and they are always in need of competent, enthusiastic students to aid in this demanding yet rewarding field.

Refugee Internship in Cape Town

Refugee Internship in Cape Town
Although South Africa did not start recognizing refugees until 1993, it is now home to one of the highest populations of refugee and asylum seekers in the world. While many refugees travel to South Africa with the intention of drastically improving their lives, most find it difficult to find jobs, earn a sustainable living, and gain access to social services. Unlike many other African countries, South Africa does not have refugee camps. Refugees and asylum seekers live in urban areas and survive largely on their own. If they do need assistance, they are instructed to approach the local government structures. For this reason, a focus has been placed on professional social services to support this vulnerable population.

Social Work Internships in Cape Town

Intern with South African social workers.
Cape Town social work internships attract those who are willing to swap daily comforts for a unique opportunity to assist the most disadvantaged members of the community. Our social work candidates show an outstanding sense of humility, display empathy, and have a genuine desire to better the lives of others. By participating in a social work internship in South Africa, you will work alongside established South African social workers and gain experience and insight into this field that will stick with you throughout your career. If you are looking to make a positive change in the lives of others, especially those who are victims of abuse, abandonment, and/or affected by HIV/AIDS, than our social work internships will be a tremendously rewarding experience for you.

Student-Teaching Internships in Cape Town

Work as a student teacher at a South Africa school.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in education, you will likely want to spend as much time as possible in a classroom environment under the supervision of a qualified teacher. A South Africa student teaching internship offers you the ideal opportunity to gain practical international teaching experience while engaging South Africa’s spectacular culture.

Sustainable Development Internships in Cape Town

Sustainable Development Internship in South Africa
South Africa provides a unique landscape for those interested in pursuing sustainable development- that is achieving economic growth while maintaining environmental responsibility. Cape Town, in particular, as one of the most developed cities in Africa, is focused on scaling-up in a fashion that is environmentally and socially responsible. It offers a rare blend of economic progress with a beautiful environment in need of protection. Because of this, there are a significant number of organizations, companies, and government agencies in Cape Town that focus on sustainability and economic progress.

Web & Graphic Design Internships in Cape Town

Intern at a South African web development company.
If you’re studying to be a digital creative, consider the many advantages of taking a graphic or web design internship in Cape Town. This beautiful region of South Africa is known as the creative capital of the country and is home to a number of industry leading agencies. When you participate in an internship through VACorps, you can be sure that we’ll find you the ideal placement within the design industry.