Renée (pictured in the center back row) is a student at Yale University and joined the VACorps program in February 2022. She participated in an internship at a human rights and youth empowerment organization. 

“Leaving Cape Town is bittersweet, but I know that I’ll be back as soon as I can – from the views at the top of Table Mountain to the Observatory café scene and the communities I had the opportunity to work with through my internship, there is so much to love here and look forward to returning to.  I have learned loads about South African culture and had the chance to meet Capetonians from many different areas through both the program and my internship. I planned and followed through with my own project idea in Kraaifontein and I was very proud to have seen my idea through. I also tried to get out of the office as much as possible and was happy to have the chance to travel to 4 different townships and informal settlements during my time in Cape Town. The VACorps program has been the perfect balance between getting a feel for living and working in an international city while also forming a tight community connection with other interns.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Weenta Yacob, California, USA (2022)

Weenta (pictured on the right) is studying for a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology and Society.  She joined to VACorps program in June 2022 and participated in a public health internship at [...]

Federico Ravazzolo, Italy (2022)

Federico (pictured on the right) is studying for his Master's in Physics for Energy and Sustainability at the University of Amsterdam. He joined to VACorps program in July 2022 and participated in a sustainable [...]

Rachael Phillips, Oregon, USA (2022)

Rachael is studying PT at Pacific University and joined the VACorps program in July 2022.  She participated in an Physical Therapy internship at a school for children with special needs.  "I chose to complete [...]

Emma Graddy, Oregon, USA (2022)

Emma (pictured in the middle) is studying Physical Therapy at Pacific University.  She joined to VACorps program in July 2022 and participated in a PT internship at a school for blind children.  "I had [...]

Mikaela Bernards, Oregon, USA (2022)

Mikaela is studying PT at Pacific University.  She joined the VACorp program in July 2022 and participated in a pediatric physical therapy internship at a school for blind children.  "I had an incredible experience [...]

Peter Resh, New York, USA (2022)

Peter has completed his BSc in Marketing from San Diego State University. He joined the VACorps program in June 2022 and participated in a marketing internship at a holding company with a portfolio of [...]

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