Claire graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science, and currently works as a biochemistry analyst in Ireland. She joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a public health internship in the clinical trials unit of an HIV/AIDS foundation. 

“I chose Cape Town because I was attracted to a city that has so much diversity and that is so close to nature with plenty to do and a lot of rich history to learn about. Also in the area of Public Health that I would like to get into further in my career, I think South Africa and Cape Town, in particular, has a lot to offer in terms of hands-on experience. The VACorps staff are very helpful (special shout out to Kholi!) I had a great time in Cape Town and learned so much in my internship, I am very thankful for this experience with VACorps!”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Marius Duffy, Caen, France (2021)

Marius joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in an internship at a short-term housing rental company.  "I am really thankful for being part of this program. I enjoyed every moment in [...]

Jude Tedder, Tennessee, USA 2021)

Jude recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee.  She joined the VACorps program in June 2021 and participated in an internship at a refugee center [...]

Robert Stark, Georgia, USA (2021)

Robert is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia.  He joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in a medical internship at a local Cape Town clinic.  Cape Town has been [...]

Yazan Badarny, Tel Aviv, Israel (2021)

Yazan is a Computer Science and Management Studies graduate from Tel Aviv University. He joined the VACorps Program in January 2021 and did an internship at a tech startup. "I was looking for a [...]

Grant Kuppenheimer, Colorado, USA (2021)

Grant joined the VACorps program in May 2021 as part of his gap year and participated in an education internship where he taught at a local school.  He will be attending Queen’s University Ontario, [...]

Graham Tulowitzky, Georgia, USA (2021)

Graham joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in a medical internship at a clinic in  one of Cape Town's townships. He is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia.   "I [...]

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