Project Description

Counseling & Psychology Internships in Cape Town.

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.

The benefits of a doing your counseling internship in South Africa with VACorps.

From debt counseling to offering support and guidance to people who live with HIV/AIDS, there are many establishments in South Africa that endeavor to improve the lives of others. By spending a few months of your life in this magnificent country, you can make a real difference to those who really need it.

When you land in Cape Town, you’ll be amazed at the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the people. Many of our counseling internship sites are located within the townships, placing you directly in the communities that you will be serving through your daily internship work.

Other advantages of counseling internships in South Africa include considerations such as:

  • Knowing you’re helping where it’s needed most – By using your skills to uplift and empower individuals and families that struggle with illness, poverty or debt you’ll be giving invaluable hope and support. As a trainee counselor, you’ll find endless opportunities to assist those in need of guidance.
  • Building an impressive practical resume – Theoretical knowledge is vital for a solid foundation and understanding of counseling, but there’s no substitute for real-world learning. When you take an internship, you’ll be placed in authentic situations that will require you to draw on and apply what you’ve learned.
  • Exposure to various different scenarios – A counselor needs to be able to adapt to a wide range of situations. The advice you’d give to a physically traumatized teenager is not the same as what a pensioner needs when he’s lost his life savings. Your time in Cape Town will allow you to apply and build your knowledge in diverse circumstances.

Contact us today to learn how you can apply for a Cape Town counseling internship.

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Meet past participants:

  • Volunteer Adventure Corps Intern

Leah Kaylor – Pittsburgh, USA

A wise man once told me it's not about the destination, but rather about the journey. For me, Cape Town was a journey to grow both professionally and personally in ways I had never imagined. [...]

Shelby Amacker – Hillsboro, Oregon

I never could have anticipated the amount of opportunities and experiences I would have when I decided to intern through VAC. Learning and working in Cape Town allowed me to walk in a world different [...]

  • VACorps Intern Dusti Huddleston

Dusti Huddleston – Idaho, USA

When I started looking for an internship abroad, I had no intentions of coming to South Africa. But after talking to the staff at VAC I became more convinced that this would be the right [...]

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