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Biotechnology internships in Cape Town

VACorps offers Internship opportunities that will boost your skills and confidence, broaden your perspective, deepen your understanding of the practice, and learn more about global healthcare issues and technology.

Did you know that it was the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research that made lithium batteries a reality? How about the CAT scan? Yes, that is a South African invention, too. According to Sable Network, South Africa “is a world leader in everything from cell culturing to microsatellites and the technologies of flight.”

Biotechnology internships through VACorps


Apply classroom fundamentals surrounding cell cultures, genetic testing, DNA cloning, immunology assays, bioinformatics databases, laboratory automation and more within active R&D environments.


Shadow scientists elucidating disease pathways, engineering tissue scaffolds, programming bionic body parts, modeling personalized drug interactions and other impactful research applications.


Gain exposure to integrating principles of engineering with molecular and chemical processes governing our everyday lives.


Assist biochemists and analytical chemists in generating insights to guide medical, agricultural and industrial innovations.

Gain insights from leading researchers

A biotech internship in Cape Town with VACorps will push the limits of your comfort zone. The experience will also help you to understand if biotech or bioengineering is the right career route for you.

You will also learn if you’re better equipped to be out in the field or in the lab researching and designing.

Custom biotechnology internships with VACorps

Working alongside licensed senior researchers and doctors will provide you with deep insight into global healthcare and technology. This is an ideal way to gain work experience if you’re considering a career in the field or a way to conduct research if you are already studying in this field.

Benefits of a biotechnology internship in Cape Town

Access cutting-edge facilities and projects
Focus interests and strengthen passions
Prepare for the future
in one of the world’s last frontiers.
Learn from pioneers in the field of biotechnology

The time is now to explore, connect, and invest in yourself in Cape Town. Let us match you with an experience that counts.

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