Fatima joined the VACorps program in March 2018 and participated in a social work internship at a local NGO that supports, educates and empowers at risk new mothers.  She is studying Health Services Management in the USA.

“I wanted to do an internship in an English speaking African country and when I found out about VACorps I immediately applied because I always wanted to visit South Africa. It is a little scary to come to a city where you don’t know anyone and it felt good to know that the VACorps family was there to guide me. What I loved the most was the combination of gaining work experience while discovering a new city. I found myself more adventurous than I thought. I could not have wished for a better place to intern. My site has the most positive working environment I’ve ever seen and the time I spent there made me grow so much!”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

  • Finance Internships in Cape Town

Jordan Young – Tazmania (2020)

Jordan (pictured on the left) is studying a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Tasmania. She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in a finance internship.  "I chose to undertake [...]

Vongai T – Illinois, USA (2019)

Vongai is studying public health at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.  She joined the VACorps program in 2019, where she participated in a medical internship in the unique and beautiful country of Zimbabwe.  [...]

Ana Martin Gorbe – Madrid, Spain (2019)

Ana (pictured center left) is studying Psychology and UNED. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a counseling and psychology internship at an organization that offers counseling, addictions support and [...]

  • Refugee Internships Cape Town

Peyton McGovern – Oregon, USA (2019)

Peyton is an aspiring Human Rights Lawyer, currently studying English and Non-Profit Management at Southern Oregon University. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a Refugee and Human Rights Internship [...]

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