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:

Anya Shemet – Oregon, USA (2019)

Anya joined the VACorps Program in 2019 and participated in a Social Work and Human Rights Internship.   "I originally was not planning on coming to Cape Town but it was recommended to me during my [...]

Sydney Norvell – Oregon, USA (2019)

Sydney, a student at Oregon State University,  participated in a Public Health and Education Internship in January 2019. "  Cape Town stood out to me when I read up on the public health internship opportunities available. After [...]

Oh the places you will go: Lauren Blodgett

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. [...]

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