Paidi Shi – Chengdu, China (2018)

Paidi, a student at Cornell University, interned at an NGO called Future Females. Paidi had this to say about her experience in South Africa with Future Females and VACorps: 1. Why did you choose Cape Town as the place to intern abroad? I haven’t been to Africa before. South Africa is the most developed country [...]

Former VACorps Intern: Perspective and Advice

It has been a year and a half since I hopped on a plane and began my incredible journey that would become one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I came to Cape Town as a VACorps intern to complete a journalism internship in June 2016. As I look back now, I’m able [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Abdullah Khurram

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, Abdullah Khurram (’10) checks in from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, where he is currently [...]

Madhavi Kuthanur – San Jose, California (2017)

Madhavi participated in a Human Rights & Public Health internship in Cape Town, in 2017. "The main reason I chose to intern in Cape Town is that I wanted to learn about how health systems functioned in South Africa and the interventions that public health organizations develop to improve the quality of the various health services. [...]

Collin O’Halloran — Calgary, Alberta (2017)

"VACorps staff found an excellent position for me with the National Parks Law Enforcement, there I not only had the chance to learn and grow both professionally and personally but build lasting connections with co-workers. On the job I spent my days exploring Table Mountain National Park and ensuring visitor safety, leaving me with stories [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Dan Brower

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 interview, Dan Brower checks in with us from Los Angeles, where he is working at the famous talent [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Emily Gillespie

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, Emily Gillespie (’09) checks in with us from Vancouver, Washington, USA where she works as a [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Andrew Zaleski

  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, Andrew Zaleski (’09) checks in from Washington, DC, where he currently works as a freelance [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Mindy Spyker

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, Mindy Spyker ('12), explains that her internship in Cape Town altered the trajectory of her current [...]

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Rob Weidner

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, Rob Weidner ('12), checks in with us from—surprise— the Mother City! While many alumni declare that they [...]

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