Teach, mentor, and uplift students in Cape Town

Education internships in Cape Town

Education in South Africa is a complex topic, with many challenges and even more opportunities. Collective and sustained efforts are required to provide equal opportunities for quality education.

Teach, mentor, and inspire South African youth through immersive education internships. An education internship in South Africa offers you the ideal opportunity to gain practical international teaching experience in a unique cultural setting.

Education internships through VACorps

Public school

Assist teachers in developing stimulating lesson plans, adapting material, monitoring student progress and participating in energetic classroom environments at underserved schools to help meet the learning needs of disadvantaged youth.

Private school

Observe and contribute to educational best practices applied within well-resourced schools. Work closely with teachers from a myriad of cultures and backgrounds.

Non-government organisation (NGO)

Help educational nonprofits expand access and opportunities for vulnerable students.

Teach and inspire students through an education internship

Consider the importance of bringing your unique energy and knowledge into these situations, and imagine how you could grow as an educator and a person. At VACorps, you can be sure that we will help you find a meaningful student teaching internship at a local school.

Custom education and teaching internships

A teaching or education internship in Cape Town offers a wide range of opportunities to access hands-on teaching experience and contribute to an incredibly important part of South Afrians’ lives. VACorps will help facilitate an education internship that will help you work towards your objectives.

Benefits of a education internship in Cape Town

Work at understaffed schools and mentor South African youths
You will learn to work in a diverse classroom
Immerse yourself in the local culture through afterschool programs
Empower learners to pursue their dreams

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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Business and Finance

Gain emerging market finance experience at funds and startups leading Africa’s investment frontier.

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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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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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