Did you know that it was the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research who 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.”
During your biotechnology internship abroad in Cape Town you will learn new skills by observing the work of experienced and licensed senior researchers and doctors. Working alongside these professionals, meeting deadlines and becoming accustomed to the laboratory 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.
Our internships in Cape Town will push you out of your comfort zone and help you learn whether pursuing biotech or bioengineering is the route for you or whether you’d perhaps like to rather be out in the field than in the lab researching and designing.
VACorps has established relationships with the University of Cape Town and biotech, bioengineering, biomedical and biochemistry companies focusing on various subjects, including:
- Brain injury
- Reproductive health
- Genetics and Genomics
- Neuroscience and Addiction Research
- Regenerative Medicine
- Nanotechnology & Stem-cell biology