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Oh the places you will go: Lauren Blodgett

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Lauren Blodgett (Refugee and Human Rights Internship, 2013), checks in from New York City, where she [...]

Savannah Phillips – Athens, Georgia, USA (2018)

Savannah participated in a medical internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. "I had a couple of friends back home who had previously participated in the VACorps program and had recommended it to me as a really great program for Pre-Health intent. What I didn't realize is how much Cape Town, the people, the [...]

Jergus Pella – Prešov, Slovakia (2018)

Jergus participated in a human rights law internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. "After successfully graduating from the LLM programme at the University of Edinburgh, I was eager to gain valuable work experience in the area of my studies, i.e. human rights law. The human rights law internship offered by the VACorps programme [...]

Corrie Colson – Buckinghamshire, UK (2018)

Corrie participated in the VACorps Cape Town human rights internship program in 2018. "I chose to come to Cape Town because it's in a country that's always fascinated me, and I thought it would be the perfect place to do a human rights internship. I learned so much here, not just academically speaking, but I also [...]

Tom Wilkinson – Leeds, U.K. (2018)

Tom, pictured at center, participated in an environmental consulting internship with VACorps in 2018. "Interning in Cape Town has been one of the most interesting and eye-opening experiences I have had in my life. Cape Town and South Africa, have always interested me, the way in which various cultures come together and live among each [...]

Logan McVey – North Carolina, USA (2018)

Logan was a participant of the July 2018 Human Rights Internship Program. "I wanted to intern abroad because it was a good way to get experience in the human rights field without having a law focus (which can be hard to find back home in the States). I wanted to come to Cape Town because [...]

Virginia Detrick— North Carolina, USA (2018)

I chose to intern abroad in Cape Town because I was looking to experience living abroad in a place completely unique from what I was used to in the United States. I had previously participated in internships at home but I really wanted something new and loved the idea of gaining experience working internationally. Interning [...]

Jackie Berger – Michigan, USA (2018)

Jackie participated in a journalism internship in May 2018 through VACorps. "When I told my friends I would be spending 12 weeks of my summer in Africa, they thought I was crazy. However, looking back there is absolutely no other way in which I would want to spend my summer. My only regret is that I wish [...]

Emu Haynes – Westport, Connecticut, USA (2018)

Emu Haynes participated in a Film and Photography internship as part of her Gap Year in January 2018. "I wasn't sure what to expect from this trip, but I can tell you now that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. VACorps was super communicative and on top of [...]

Alex Apgar – Massachusetts USA, 2018

Alex participated in an Marketing internship in Cape Town as part of his Gap Year with VACorps in  2018. "I would like to offer my utmost thanks to the lovely, empathetic, compassionate, and hospitably-heroic humans that make up VAC; from Carmen, who picked me up at the airport upon my arrival and welcomed me with a [...]

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