We are one of the finest internship programs in the world because we have designed an in-country experience that involves a high level of professional and cultural engagement. More importantly, we love hosting interns in our incredibly beautiful city and want to facilitate one of the greatest adventures of your lifetime. The following are the unique highlights of our internship program:
- We are focused on providing internships in only one amazing city— Cape Town, South Africa (see pictures here). Accordingly, we offer a very high level of in-country service because our team is not diluted in different cities or countries. We are the recipient of multiple awards and in 2021, GoAbroad.com honored us with the designation as the world’s #1 program provider. Since 2019, GoOverseas and GoAbroad.com have rated VACorps as the #1 internship program provider in Africa.
- When you join VACorps, you join a diverse community of program participants. We offer a series of optional weekly activities and excursions that will help you network and socialize with other VACorps interns.
- Your program housing options will allow you to live in your own room while sharing a house with other program participants. The program housing set-up is responsible for giving the program a “family-like” atmosphere and you will meet many like-minded adventurers.
- Why spend a small fortune travelling to England, Australia or New Zealand when you can participate in a much more affordable internship program in South Africa. Living costs in Cape Town are considerably cheaper than these more mainstream English-speaking international internship destinations.
“You need this. You need it because the important thing you can do as a youngish adult/early 20-something/pre-professional/student is to travel, do something totally out of the ordinary, and force yourself to consider who you are in a new context. Most important learning experience possible. Don’t make excuses regarding income, distance, or long-term plans. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” — From our interview with VACorps alumnus, Mindy Spyker (’12).
“I truly can’t thank you guys enough for giving me the best internship site and giving me a reason to come to Cape Town! I’ve met so many new people all around the world that I’ve made so many new friends that I will be seeing outside of Cape Town. You have given me a reason to continue to heavily pursue medicine and helped with the transition to this exciting new place. I don’t know how I will ever repay you for the amazing experiences Cape Town has brought me. If you need another medical intern guinea pig in another place in Africa, please let me know! I can’t wait to come back to this beautiful city!
Thank you. Sincerely, thank you.” – Yolancee N (2018 program participant from Salt Lake City)
Please learn more about our program by exploring our website or alternatively, contact a program representative and we will email you with more information. Don’t miss the opportunity to join our vibrant internship program in Cape Town, South Africa!