Project Description

Media Internships Abroad

Media Internships Abroad in Cape Town

Media internships abroad in Cape Town with VACorps will provide you with relevant hands-on learning opportunities in a culturally unique environment. Cape Town has a bustling film industry and is home to many production companies specializing in stills, fashion, commercial ads, film, and editing.  If you are studying or interested in pursuing a career in film, production, media, journalism or photography, VACorps can provide you with exciting internship options.

VACorps Offers the following Film and Media Internship opportunities:

VACorps has has extablished relationships with companies in the following fields:

  • Stills/photography production
  • Film production
  • Video Production
  • Advertising Production
  • Broadcast Journalism and Television
  • Journalism and publishing

Benefits of doing a media internship abroad with VACorps:

  • Valuable exposure – Working in a creative media team allows you to familiarize yourself with all the different role players. From the camera crew to the caterers, you’ll gain an important understanding of how each element fits together on a production.
  • On-set learning – Being on location or in the studio enables you to see firsthand how it all works. There are unique and specific requirements when it comes to professional dealings with media teams and the best way to learn is on the job. Interns can expect valuable, onsite crash courses in the appropriate pace and etiquette of film and photography crews.
  • A dynamic daily routine – If you can’t see yourself sitting behind the same desk for five days a week, you’ll enjoy the variety that comes with film and media work. Some productions will be shooting on the beach, while others might see you on the balcony of a building; the only constant element is teamwork.
  • The development of essential skills – During a media internship in South Africa, you’ll likely spend a few days learning the ropes in the office. Once you’ve found your feet, you’ll be able to move into other areas of production and build specific competencies in the areas that you prefer.

Chat to us to see how we can match you with an internship site according to your interests and goals.

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Meet past participants:

Spencer Meyers, New York, USA (2023)

Spencer joined the VACorps Program as part of his Gap Year and participated in a media internship at a local television station.  "My experience with VACorps in Cape Town has been nothing short of [...]

Tracy Alele, Nairobi, Kenya (2022)

Tracy is studying a BA in Animation at the United States International University in Nairobi.  She joined the VACorps program in February 2022 and participated in a graphic design internship at a communications company.  [...]

Eden Salviato, Italy, (2021)

Eden joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in a film internship at a community television station in Cape Town. She is studying towards a BA in Television Production at the Middlesex [...]

Ben Harris, California, USA (2021)

Ben, pictured on the left, is currently studying history and film at Dartmouth College and took a term off in order to participate in the VACorps program in March 2021. Ben participated in an [...]

Isabel Sweeney, Connecticut, USA (2021)

Isabel joined the VACorps program in January 2021 as part of her gap year, and participated in a film and media internship at a community television station in Cape Town.  She will begin her [...]

Monisha Roychoudhury – Illinois, USA (2020)

Monisha is studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.  She joined the VACorps Program in January 2020  participated in a Film and Broadcast [...]

Fetcher Renken – Tennessee, USA (2020)

Fletcher joined the VACorps program in January 2020, as part of his gap year, and participated in a film and photography internship. "When I was starting the process of planning my gap year, there [...]

Grace Coolidge – New York (2020)

Grace joined the VACorps program in January 2020 as part of her gap year and participated in a film internship.  She will begin her undergraduate studies at Harvard in the fall of 2020. "My [...]

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