Project Description

Marketing Internships 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.

An overview of marketing internships in Cape Town

During the application process, we will ask you to give our staff a comprehensive outline of your interests within the marketing profession. “Marketing” is a very complex field and we would like to place you with the organization that will give you the best professional experience. Candidates for our marketing internships are expected to have studied marketing at school and/or have relevant professional experience in the field. Some example Cape Town marketing internship opportunities include the following:

  • Managing the social media and online reputation of your host organization.
  • Working with the SEO/ web marketing division of a company.
  • Work at an advertising agency.
  • Working with a website optimization team.
  • Events planning and functions.
  • Writing weekly newsletters.
  • Creating/managing videos and films that market the company.
  • Designing marketing strategies and reports. 

The benefits of a doing your marketing internship in South Africa:

Experiential learning— Learn from the example of established industry professionals as you complete projects and tasks at your internship site.

Exposure to a new marketing culture— Study marketing strategies that are unique to South Africa.

Manage a diverse role of responsibilities— Marketing internships are often very busy and dynamic positions that will allow you to participate in a variety of different projects.

Learn how to source clients and make sales— Many of our marketing internship positions are located at smaller companies where you will be supervised by the director or founder of the organization. Through access to company leadership, you will learn about the business aspects of the marketing industry.

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Meet past participants:

  • Julia Leikin testimonial VACorps

Julia Leikin – College Park, Maryland USA (2017)

Julia participated in a marketing internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2017. "My four months in Cape Town has been the most incredible part of my life to date. In this short time, I [...]

Mia Haughton – Amherst, Massachusetts USA (2016)

Mia was a marketing intern in Cape Town with VACorps in 2016. "When you tell people you're going to live in Cape Town for four months there are certain reactions you get that will start [...]

Brianna Houghton – Boston, Massachusetts USA (2016)

Brianna participated in a marketing internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2016. "My experience in South Africa was incredibly valuable both personally and professionally. My marketing internship with a Cape Town-based non-profit was exactly [...]

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