Project Description

Discover the South African business world.

A business-focused internship in Cape Town offered through VACorps will give you incredible access to the world of business in a foreign country. South Africa is an emerging global economy and is a member of BRICS, the economic trade union that includes Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Accordingly, there are a variety of fascinating companies in Cape Town where you will have the opportunity to improve your understanding of business, finance, and entrepreneurship. The overall experience will enhance your global perspective of business opportunity and could also result in your establishment of lasting professional connections in South Africa.

Business & Finance internships in Cape Town.

The “business” internship category includes a wide variety of prospective internship opportunities in Cape Town. As a reminder, we will customize your internship placement based upon your specific professional objectives within the business and financial sectors. Please note that you do not have to be familiar with any language other than English to participate in a business internship in South Africa. Past business and finance internships created by VACorps include the following:

  • Startups
  • Financial analysis
  • Real estate
  • Accounting
  • Microfinance
  • Economic analysis
  • Social Development
  • Fundraising
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business education

What are the benefits of a business internship in South Africa?

  • Learn more about financial strategies at companies based in an emerging economy.
  • Meet South African entrepreneurs and establish lasting international business contacts in Cape Town.
  • Participate in a microfinance internship in Cape Town if you prefer to apply your financial background to underprivileged communities of South Africa.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant entrepreneurial atmosphere that is present in Cape Town.
  • Apply your theoretical knowledge of business to manage real projects and problems.

If you are currently studying business or envision a career in the field, consider one of our many amazing Cape Town business internships. The overall experience will develop your CV/resume while giving you an invaluable perspective of South Africa’s economy.

These internships are open to both undergraduate and MBA students alike.

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Meet past participants:

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 [...]

Paidi Shi – Chengdu, China (2018)

Paidi, a student at Cornell University, interned at an NGO called Future Females. Paidi had this to say about her experience in South Africa with Future Females and VACorps: 1. Why did you choose Cape [...]

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

Tobias Woxholtt – Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2012 I travelled around the world reaching several different fascinating destinations and people. I came to South Africa, but never reached Cape Town. I found this frustrating because on my adventures I met so [...]

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