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Business & finance internships in Cape Town
Cape Town is one of Africa’s largest business centers and home to many well-established companies, SMEs, social enterprises, NGOs, startups, and more. South Africa has an advanced banking and financial services industry that 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 Consulting

Participate in organizational assessments surrounding growth opportunities, operational analytics, HR policies, fiscal efficiency reviews, and digital transformation needs.

Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups

Gain direct experience supporting founders on customer discovery interviews, minimal viable product development, capital pitch decks, scaling challenges and other make-or-break startup stages.

Real Estate

Shadow agents comparing property valuations, developers planning new communities, and landlords ensuring optimal occupancy rates and tenant relations.

Social Development

Assist organizations pioneering self-sustaining economic models that create jobs, build local skills and expand opportunities.


Observe audits, tax preparations, financial record keeping, compliance adherence checks and reporting analysis.


Gain an understanding of empowering economic models extending small loans, financial services and skills training to underserved demographics.

Choose your financial adventure

Cape Town is home to a wide variety of asset management companies, venture capital firms, startup accelerators, fin-tech companies, hedge funds, financial consulting firms, and research firms. This financial ecosystem leads Africa’s growth.

VACorps has partnered with companies within these industries and offers custom financial internships in Cape Town based on your goals and objectives.

Custom business internships with VACorps

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 to help you
work towards your goals and objectives.

Benefits of a business internship in Cape Town

Learn from pioneers within an emerging market environment.
Absorb a dynamic culture blending global ideas and African soul.
Prepare for the future
in one of the world’s last frontiers.
Grow as markets, technology, and opportunities grow together.
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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Advance global health through research placements at renowned labs pioneering new medical technologies.

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Clean Energy

Champion climate justice contributing skills to expand clean energy access for underserved communities.

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Safeguard Cape Town’s treasured yet threatened ecosystems, working alongside frontline conservationists.

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Counseling & Psychology

Address mental health needs with trauma specialists bringing care to overlooked communities.

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Teach and inspire students gaining classroom skills at under-resourced schools, uplifting disadvantaged youth.

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Innovate solutions by collaborating with firms tackling urgent infrastructure and development challenges.

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Gap Year

Preview future careers interning in your field of choice while enjoying life-expanding adventures.

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Human Rights

Advocate for the vulnerable assisting organizations protecting rights and services for marginalized groups.

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Develop multimedia skills reporting on Cape Town’s dynamic political, social and cultural happenings.

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Champion justice by researching landmark cases and conducting outreach alongside leading human rights firms.

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Shape brands for good by managing campaigns empowering social enterprises and community programs.

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Media, Film & Photography

Launch your creative career on sets and in studios alongside Cape Town’s top film, TV and photography talent.

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Boost your clinical skills by shadowing doctors on the frontlines of South Africa’s pressing healthcare battles.

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Occupational Therapy

Master your occupational therapy craft with specialized mentors guiding pediatric, mental health and elder care.

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Physical Therapy

Gain hands-on experience working alongside leading physical therapy practitioners.

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Political Science

Inform policy researching legislation within parliamentary offices and progressive think tanks.

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Public Health

Protect the vulnerable by collecting data, assisting workshops and expanding community health access.

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Refugee Work

Empower asylum seekers to help refugees access housing, employment, healthcare, and legal aid.

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Social Work

Uplift the overlooked co-facilitating therapy and evaluating interventions for at-risk youth and families.

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Speech Pathology & Audiology

Help people find their voice by practising techniques guided by specialized clinical mentors.

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Sports Management

Gain industry expertise assisting in operations, marketing and events for national federations and clubs.

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Catalyze solutions directly supporting projects increasing environmental protections and food security.

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Build skills collaborating with pioneering startups leveraging innovations to drive financial inclusion.

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