Our Internship Program Overview
Welcome to the South African internship program that has everyone taking notice
Sanbonani! We are the Volunteer Adventure Corps, a professional internship program located in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. Please let us introduce you to our unique internship program, which has changed the lives of many people.
If you are looking for a quality internship in Cape Town, South Africa, you have come to the right place. 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 apprecaite the local culture through the perspective of a local Capetonian.
Why is this a great place to find an international internship? The answer is equal parts culture and beauty. Cape Town, an English-speaking city situated at the southern tip of the African continent, represents an emerging destination for international business and tourism in Africa. Since the abolishment of the Apartheid regime in 1994, the city has become a frontier for development and humanitarian innovation. Countless organizations, businesses and institutions have emerged in Cape Town to meet the demands of a budding economy and nation. By placing yourself in such an environment, you will gain incredible access to a nation still coming to terms with a new socio-political identity.
What further qualifies Cape Town as a premier destination for international internships is its magnificent location. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by oceans and shadowed by a 3,000-foot mountain. The vista is dynamic, breathtaking and inspiring. When you are not working at your internship in Cape Town, you will have time to enjoy a variety of weekend adventure opportunities. During an excursion to the Western Cape Winelands, you can sample some of South Africa's famous wines. Having lunch at the summit of Table Mountain and hiking the Twelve Apostles only requires a good pair of shoes and a hiking buddy. Visiting the District Six Museum and Parliament are great activities for politically-minded participants. A perusal of one of Cape Town's African craft markets gives you the chance to barter with artists from across Africa. Scuba diving and surfing is also another fantastic highlight of Cape Town, due in no small part to the warm weather and numerous beaches. Learn more about Cape Town by reading a former intern's essay about our remarkable city.
Please thoroughly explore the content on our website to learn more about why this is the international internship program everyone is talking about. We encourage you to complete our application form and a representative from our staff will contact you with additional information about our program. Finding an internship in Cape Town, South Africa through the Volunteer Adventure Corps is an unforgettable, life-changing experience. We hope you will consider joining our internship program family.
-VACorps participants pictured during our program activity to Cape Point. Learn more about our weekly program activities HERE.