Develop a new perspective on mental health

Counseling & psychology internships in Cape Town

Counseling and psychology internships in South Africa will expose you to the complexities of South Africa’s mental health care system. Whether you are interested in a counseling internship at an NGO, a clinical placement at a rehabilitation center or an organizational psychology internship at a for-profit company, we will find an internship matching your interests and objectives.

During internships guided by dedicated therapists, you will develop skills to address diverse psychological issues while confronting systemic healthcare gaps impeding wellbeing for many. 

Counseling and psychology internships through VACorps

Clinical psychology

Work alongside licensed therapists in private practices conducting intake assessments, diagnoses and ongoing talk therapy treatments.

Community psychology

Assist psychologists in partnering with schools, clinics, shelters, justice programs and NGOs to support underserved groups.

Organizational psychology

Gain experience with workplace psychologists focused on improving company culture, team dynamics, DEI initiatives, leadership coaching, conflict mediation, stress reduction, mental health destigmatization, talent optimization policies and more.

Child psychology

Observe cognitive/social emotional screenings, evaluations and therapies from experienced child psychologists and school counselors helping students, parents and teachers manage learning disabilities, behavioral issues, bullying, abuse aftermath, social anxieties and more.

Address pressing social issues through counseling

Work alongside therapists providing critical support surrounding domestic violence aftermath, addiction recovery, criminal justice diversion programs, and trauma-informed care for marginalized groups. Develop strengths-based interventions that empower individuals while contributing to assessment reports informing systemic change for prevention.

Custom counseling and psychology internships

A counseling or psychology internship in Cape Town offers unparalleled access to hands-on experience in a complex industry. VACorps will help facilitate an internship experience that will help you work towards your goals within the field.

Benefits of a counseling and psychology internship in Cape Town

Offer help where it’s needed most
Build a stellar practical resume
Gain exposure to diverse patients and environments
Collaborate on impactful initiatives

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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