Corrie participated in the VACorps Cape Town human rights internship program in 2018. “I chose to come to Cape Town because it’s in a country that’s always fascinated me, and I thought it would be the perfect place to do a human rights internship. I learned so much here, not just academically speaking, but I also learned so much about the culture and about myself. Overall I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that I am so much more capable than I thought I was. I’ve gained so much confidence in my own abilities and learned more about my own potential in life. I’ve been in Cape Town for 10 weeks, and I think the best advice I could give a future intern would be to come here with an open mind and be prepared for experiences you never thought you would have. Say yes to things you wouldn’t necessarily ordinarily say yes to, and don’t be afraid to speak to new people. VACorps is so great at looking after us interns, and the weekly VACtivities are a great way to see more of the country and get more out of your stay here.”

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Meet past participants:

Lauren Meredith, Sweden (2021)

Lauren (pictured on the right) has her doctorate in Public Health and is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate of Law (Human Rights) from the University of London. She joined the VACorps human [...]

Katherine Pulaski, Michigan, USA (2021)

Katherine joined the VACorps program as a remote intern in January 2021 where she participated in the VACorps Human Rights Program.  "I chose this internship because I was excited at the prospect of engaging [...]

Olga Lacey – Maynooth, Ireland, (2021)

Olga is studying  International Peacebuilding, Security & Development Practice at Maynooth University in Ireland. She joined the VACorps program as a remote intern, where she participated in the VACorps Human Rights Internship Program. She [...]

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