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 [...]

Joseph Aserios — Seattle, Washington USA (2017)

"I choose Cape Town as a place to do my internship because of the location. It was a diverse city that is so rich in culture. I came to Cape Town not knowing anyone but after my three months here, I will leave with unforgettable experiences and long lasting friendships. I enjoyed the weekly VACorps [...]

Julia Corey — Fairhaven, Massachusetts USA (2017)

"I chose Cape Town to intern abroad because I wanted to gain international working and living experience, and I wanted to immerse myself in a culture that is very different from what I know. I have spent a lot of time studying African politics and history but I wanted to get a more holistic understanding [...]

Naomi Arthur – Eugene, Oregon USA (2016)

Naomi participated in a refugee assistance internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2016. "My overall time as a VACorps intern will be an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. You learn to grow as a person and truly embrace the fact that you are living in a foreign [...]

Rose Garber – San Francisco, California USA (2016)

Rose participated in a refugee support internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2016. "Being an intern through VACorps is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Cape Town instead of just being a tourist. You will have a chance to do meaningful work that interns in places like the US [...]

Demi Schiferaw

"Cape Town is definitely an amazing place to intern because you get to take advantage of the beautiful city and its vibrant in culture! There are so many interesting things to do on a daily basis! Cape Town is not easy to describe, but for sure it grows on you to a point where planning [...]