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Occupational therapy internships in Cape Town

By participating in occupational therapy internships abroad in Cape Town, you will work alongside established occupational therapists and gain professional experience otherwise difficult to receive elsewhere. Students with a strong theoretical understanding of human anatomy/physiology, developmental psychology and/or prior experience working in rehabilitative settings should consider an occupational therapy internship abroad with VACorps.

We have placed program participants at internship sites in the following occupational therapy settings:

  • Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Geriatric occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitative occupational therapy
  • Mental health occupational therapy



Occupational therapy internships through VACorps


Work with children and youth overcoming developmental delays, injuries, or conditions like autism or cerebral palsy.


Develop skills working with issues like dementia, stroke recovery, arthritis, vision/hearing loss, and joint replacement rehab.


Gain exposure to techniques for rebuilding strength, movement, coordination, and activities of daily living in clinical settings.

Mental health

Learn approaches for anxiety, depression, addiction, PTSD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

Gain well-rounded clinical experience tailored to your learning objectives

VACorps, in partnership with South African universities, offers clinical OT placement options in all of the OT fields mentioned above. Many of the placements include a strong teaching component.

You will participate in services that cover both discipline-specific populations and interdisciplinary content so that you become familiar with the roles of other service providers and begin to understand the holistic approach necessary to serve patients with excellence.

Occupational therapy clinical placement

Please note that as per South African law, a clinical internship placement requires registration with a South African university and there are additional student registration fees involved. If you are a candidate for a clinical OT internship, please contact us for more information about additional registration costs.

Benefits of a occupational therapy internship in Cape Town

Gain degree-advancing supervised hours
Determine your career specialty interests
Boost patient experience and confidence
Build your professional network

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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