Michelle Collier

Illinois, USA


Michelle is studying Zoology at Michigan State University.  She joined the VACorps program from January – March 2024 and participated in a marketing internship at a marketing and brand management company. 

After consulting with the VACorps staff, I confidently selected Cape Town as my preferred internship destination. Their support and guidance gave me the assurance to explore a new field of work, and their continuous assistance throughout my time in Cape Town was invaluable. I felt thoroughly prepared for every aspect of my internship. During my two-month stay, I worked at a marketing and brand management company, where I had the opportunity to collaborate with various non-profit organizations within the company’s portfolio. Despite lacking a heavy background in marketing or business, I engaged in diverse projects and particularly enjoyed working in the townships. Cape Town offers an abundance of activities to fill your time, and the weekly organized events were both enjoyable and well-coordinated. I deeply appreciate the staff’s unwavering availability and assistance. Cape Town offers a rich tapestry of cultures, providing an immersive experience unlike any other!