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Internships in Cape Town

Our Cape Town internship program offers an astonishing variety of international internship opportunities against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Cape Town is packed with outdoor adventures and experiences. Popular internships in Cape Town include business and entrepreneurship, medical and health care, human rights and social work.

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Employers in today’s competitive job market are looking for something that stands out from the crowd – and a professional internship on the African continent could be just the thing to make them sit up and take notice! Opportunities in human rights and education allow you to explore the challenges of a country in transition, while business interns can get stuck into the exciting world of entrepreneurship in a developing market. Meanwhile health care and medical interns work alongside some of the world’s finest medical professionals in an environment geared towards exceptional learning. And for every other kind of internship – well just put us to the test!  We look forward to finding just the right Cape Town internship for you!

The Cape Town internship program flat fee of $1,795 includes the following:

  • Facilitation of an internship opportunity tailored to your requirements
  • Pre-trip information pack and briefing documents plus guidance and advice via phone and email
  • Access to the Connect-123 Cape Town housing program or assistance with arranging alternative accommodation
  • Airport pick up service
  • Full orientation on arrival, including internship briefing, local points of interest, and safety do’s and don’ts
  • Group-rate discounts on local services and travel
  • Access to the Connect-123 social program, with regular events and excursions from volunteer activities, to cultural outings to outdoor pursuits!
  • Connect-123 24 hour emergency phone number, plus emergency contact card with phone numbers for all relevant services
  • Full on the ground support throughout your time in Cape Town, including one-on-one career coaching
  • Regularly held workshops on 'Communicating the Value of your Cape Town Experience' with networking, interview and resume advice
  • Option to rent local cellphone with useful numbers pre-programmed 

A $300 deposit, which is due upon application, can be paid via credit card or debit card here. The balance of $1,495 is due when you confirm your participation. Provided that you have not approved a placement, your deposit is fully refundable up until two weeks after we send the first internship offer to you.

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Cape Town program participants can opt to live in Connect-123 housing. Most interns and volunteers on our housing program live in a large, centrally-located residential apartment building called Perspectives. The building has 24-hour security, small roof-top gym and pool and possible indoor parking. The apartments, which all have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, are clean and comfortable, have a fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD and pay-as-you-go wireless internet access (roughly $1 to $2/ hour). Bed linen and towels are supplied and twice-per-month cleaning service is included.

At any one time, 30 to 75 Connect-123 Cape Town program participants share in apartments in Perspectives and spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t wish to stay in Perspectives our team can advise you on the best accommodation options to suit your requirements. Other options for Cape Town interns can include house or apartment share with local professionals or homestay with a Cape Town family.

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We want our application process to be as straightforward as possible. You need certain information in order to decide whether Connect-123's international internship programs are a good match for you; we need some information to be able to match you to the ideal internship opportunity.

Fill out the form on the Enquire Now page. We’ll be back in touch quickly to set up a telephone conversation and request your resume/CV – after this call both of us will have a good sense of whether Connect-123 is the right internship program for you. If we agree that it is, you simply need to send us your completed application form and two letters of recommendation, as well as pay the program fee deposit, which provided you have not approved a placement, is 100% refundable up until two weeks after we send the first offer to you. And then we get to work on identifying the best possible Cape Town internship for you!