Peace joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in a human resources internship at a large private company.  She is studying psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne.

“I found out about Vacorps through my school program. During my stay in Cape Town, I have felt like Vacorps was my home away from home. When I was sick each team member was there to help and I never felt alone. They were a great support system and also took us to many cool places we wouldn’t have been able to go and experience without their help.  During my internship, I enjoyed helping add on to the leave policy for the benefits team. I liked how I helped plan the launch of the new EAP. I liked how I got a chance to make new training on effective communication that they will hopefully launch even after I’m gone from the company. I would definitely do another Vacorps internship.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Teddy Mitchel, Colorado, USA (2021)

Teddy, pictured on the far right, joined the VACorps program in February 2021 as part of his gap year and participated in a manufacturing internship at a furniture factory in Cape Town. He is [...]

Pedro Assumpcao, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2021)

Pedro, pictured on the right, is studying engineering at Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Sao Paulo. He joined the VACorps program in February as an in-person intern at an NGO that supports refugees in [...]

Gabrielle Kaplinsky, Chicago, USA (2021)

Gabbie, pictured on the left, joined the VACorps program in January 2021 and participated in a hospitality and interior design internship.  She will attend SMU in the fall of 2021. "I chose Cape Town [...]

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 [...]

Sofia Cagliero, Milan, Italy (2021)

Sofia (pictured far right) joined the VACorps program in January 2021 and participated in a business start-up internship as part of her gap year.  She will begin her studies at Harvard in September 2021.  [...]

Luke B, New York, USA (2021)

Luke (pictured on the right) joined the VACorps program as part of his GAP year where he participated in an internship at a small tourism company in Cape Town. Luke will begin his studies [...]

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