Project Description

Business and Finance Internship in Cape Town

Business and Finance Internships in Cape Town

Cape Town is one of Africa’s largest business Centres and is home to many well-established companies, SME’s, social enterprises, NGO’s, start-ups and much more.  South Africa has an advanced Banking and Financial Services Industry, which is on par with the developed world. The Johannesburg Stock exchange (JSE) is by far the largest and most efficient stock market on the continent and is one of the top regulated exchanges in the world. If you are studying towards a business/finance degree and are hungry for emerging market exposure, a Business and Finance Internship in Cape Town will provide you with an exceptionally enriching professional experience.

Business Internships through VACorps

Business Internship Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups
  • Real Estate
  • Social Development
  • Accounting
  • Microfinance

Whether you are looking for experience in a fast-paced for-profit organization or would prefer to apply your knowledge and work for an organization that helps the underprivileged, VACorps will customize a business internship that will help you work towards your goals and objectives.

Finance Internships through VACorps

Cape Town is home to a wide variety of Asset Management Companies, Venture Capital Firms, Start-up Accelerators, Fin-Tech Companies, Hedge Funds,  Financial Consulting Firms, and Research Firms.  VACorps has partnered with companies within these industries and offers custom Financial Internships in Cape Town based on your goals and objectives.  These include, but are certainly not limited to:

Start-up Incubator Internships: Learn how incubator/accelerator funds make investment decisions and provide support to South Africa’s emerging businesses.

Asset Management Internships:  Private equity, venture capital, listed equity, fixed income, derivatives or real estate: See how emerging market asset managers research, value, allocate and invest in their assets of choice.

Financial/Economic Research Internships: Intern at a research or consulting firm and gain perspective on how industry professionals research various assets, industries, and trends within an emerging economy.

Benefits of doing a Business and Finance Internship abroad in Cape Town

Gain exposure to an emerging market economy: A Business and Finance Internship in Cape Town will allow you to network and learn from world-class financial professionals within an emerging market environment.

Experience a unique business culture: You will be exposed to a dynamic business culture that is in many ways similar to developed economies, and in other ways a world apart.

Work in a frontier market: Africa is widely considered to be the world’s last frontier market, and there are many South African companies at the forefront of this exciting space.

Cutting edge Fin-tech Industry: The South African Banking and Financial Services Industry has been very quick to innovate and embrace the disruptive technologies that increase efficiencies and inclusivity of the poor and previously unbanked.

Get Started. Apply Now

Meet past participants:

Oliver Nielson-Denmark (2019)

Oliver is studying towards his Bachelors Degree in International Business at the university of Copenhagen. He joined the VACorps Program in June 2019, and interned at a Technology Incubator.  "I chose to come to [...]

Sophia (Rocca) Caputo-New York, USA (2019)

Sophia joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Entrepreneurship Internship. "Moving to South Africa for 3 months was not something I deliberately set out to do; last summer when I started looking into [...]

  • Tobais Woxholtt reflects upon his time in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tobias Woxholtt – Denmark (2017)

On the 5th semester of my study, Intercultural Market Communication, you can either do an internship in Denmark or Study abroad somewhere. My problem was that I wanted to go abroad, but I wanted an [...]

You may also be interested in: