Lights, camera, action: Jumpstart your media career in Cape Town

Media, film & photography internships in Cape Town

Jumpstart your media career with hands-on film and photography placements across Cape Town. We’ll connect you with creative pros pushing artistic and technical boundaries.

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.

Media and film internships through VACorps

Stills/photography production

Develop professional techniques surrounding lighting, composition, editing apps and impactful visual storytelling.

Film production

Gain firsthand exposure to developing scripts/storyboards, preparing shoots, filming, editing footage and finalizing videos for client projects or the film festival circuit across various genres.

Video production

Learn end-to-end video creation supporting pre-production planning, on-set duties like camera operations/lighting assistance and post-production video editing suites.

Advertising production

Witness ideation, storyboarding, talent casting, art direction decisions and filming/editing processes applied for memorable and persuasive video/print ad campaigns.

Broadcast journalism and television

Report on local events or research major stories for TV/ radio news segments. 

Journalism and publishing

Pitch, research, and write insightful articles for local newspapers, magazines or digital platforms.

Get hands-on set/film access

A media internship offers dynamic, collaborative learning experiences across filming locations. Whether on the beach or a rooftop, you’ll gain firsthand knowledge of camera crews, producers, photographers, and entire creative teams bringing visions to life.

Custom media and film internships

A media or film internship in Cape Town offers a wide range of opportunities to access hands-on experiences. VACorps will help facilitate a media or film internship that will help you work towards your personal and professional objectives.

Benefits of a media internship in Cape Town

Gain irreplaceable set access and exposure
Determine your ideal media interests
Go behind the scenes of compelling original productions
Enhance your technical and creative abilities

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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