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 interview and I decided to just take a chance and try it. When I was first paired with my internship I did not think that it was going to be a good fit. I was completely terrified to start work at my internship site, it was so far outside of anything that I was comfortable with and I definitely did not think that I would enjoy it. I ended up learning so much about myself and my field that I would’ve never expected. My time at my internship made me not only a better student but also a better person and it was completely unexpected. My internship transformed from something I was dreading to something it hurts to leave.”

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Meet past participants:

Fatima Sogodogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2019)

Fatima joined the VACorps program in March 2018 and participated in a public health and social work internship.  She is studying Health Services Management at the University of Maryland University College.   "I wanted to do an [...]

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 [...]

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