Experience Cape Town’s thriving tech sector

Technology internships in Cape Town

Cape Town, aka the “Silicon Cape,” is Africa’s Tech Capital, and it is estimated that 60% of all African Tech startups have their feet firmly planted within the Cape Town City Centre. The city overflows with tech talent, from scrappy startups to established giants like Amazon and IBM.

Many South African tech companies aim to address unique social problems, while others focus on increasing efficiencies by decreasing the cost of production and helping businesses scale. Our internship program gives you the opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the technology industry’s very important role in a developing economy.


Technology internships through VACorps

Software development

Through this internship, you will have the opportunity to hone your software development skills in a culturally unique business environment.


A FinTech internship in Cape Town will give you hands-on experience in a culturally different market space that is rapidly changing and expanding.

Startups & entrepreneurship

Cape Town has a rich tech start-up culture and boasts a large number of startups in enabling technologies, AI, Blockchain, and many more.

Customise your tech experience

Bring your coding skills in JavaScript, Python, and more to inject passion into Cape Town’s tech revolution.

Explore blockchain, machine learning, UX design, and beyond — we’ll match you with mentors suited to your skills

Custom technology internships with VAC

A tech internship in Cape Town offers a wide range of opportunities to access hands-on experiences. VACorps will help facilitate an internship that will help you work towards your goals in a city that is tech-focused.

A rich tech-start-up culture in Cape Town

Cape Town has a rich tech-start-up culture, and boasts a large number of start-ups in e-commerce, insure-tech, retail-tech, digital connectivity, enabling technologies, capital markets, data and behavioral analytics, blockchain and many more. 

All of these internships are relevant for those with the following goals and/or educational backgrounds:

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Business & Finance students/graduates
  • Data Science & Machine Learning students/graduates
  • Computer Science students/graduates
  • Sales & Marketing students/graduates
  • Organizational & Behavioral Psychology students/graduates
  • Human Resources students/graduates
  • MBA students/graduates

Benefits of a technology internship in Cape Town

Work on social impact innovations
Increase financial access through mobile platforms
Develop solutions tailored to local needs
Empower disadvantaged youth to find their voice

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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Advance global health through research placements at renowned labs pioneering new medical technologies.

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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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Teach and inspire students gaining classroom skills at under-resourced schools, uplifting disadvantaged youth.

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Innovate solutions by collaborating with firms tackling urgent infrastructure and development challenges.

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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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