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So far Oliver Hagan has created 185 blog entries.

Cinthya Vasquez – Monterry, Mexico (2019)

Cinthya joined the VACorps Program in 2019 and participated in an International Trade Law Internship. "I have been in Cape Town for almost 2 months now and I am totally in love with the city and its people. Everyone has been so welcoming, especially at my internship. They all welcomed me so well since day [...]

Anya Shemet – Oregon, USA (2019)

Anya joined the VACorps Program in 2019 and participated in a Social Work and Human Rights Internship.   "I originally was not planning on coming to Cape Town but it was recommended to me during my interview and I decided to just take a chance and try it. When I was first paired with my internship [...]

Matthew Rodriguez – New York, USA (2019)

Matthew participated in a Film and Media Internship as part of his GAP year.  He had this to say about his experience: "Along with my journey around the world, I knew I wanted to see more diverse cultures. Coming from New York and traveling to Australia and New Zealand this past year you really get [...]

Sydney Norvell – Oregon, USA (2019)

Sydney, a student at Oregon State University,  participated in a Public Health and Education Internship in January 2019. "  Cape Town stood out to me when I read up on the public health internship opportunities available. After researching the history of South Africa and the beauty within the country, I couldn't help but put cape town down [...]

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 [...]

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