Intern & volunteer in
extraordinary cities around the world

How it works

Why Connect-123?

Customized Opportunities

Your internship or volunteer experience will be tailored to your goals.

Flexible Dates

We work around your schedule; you decide your start date and duration.

Eleven Years of Experience

We’ve helped thousands of participants have seamless transitions abroad.

Explore our destinations

Volunteer Intern Barcelona
Volunteer Intern Buenos Aires
Volunteer Intern Cape Town
Volunteer Intern Shanghai

This summer I had the opportunity to intern in Shanghai, China, which provided me with one of the wildest summers I’ll ever have. I spent my time interning at a small consulting firm downtown in the city. There, I was provided with a range of tasks that not only had me testing my business savvy (like reviewing financial reports and projecting cash flows), but also had me learn a variety of new things including Chinese GAAP and Tax laws, regular business facilitations, and a whole lot of Mandarin.

Business Intern , Rhodes College

By going through Connect-123, I was in good hands; the organization had a genuine concern for my safety and well being and I trusted them to have my best interests in mind.

Environment and Sustainability Intern, University of Hawaii

Connect-123 was there every step of the way from beginning to end, always available to help when needed, and making sure each person’s internship is what he or she hoped it would be. I have met amazing people, made once in a lifetime memories, and absolutely fell in love with Cape Town.

Communications Intern, Michigan State University

Connect-123 is an awesome resource for students who want an international internship experience to boost their resumes and confirm their career aspirations, before applying for jobs or graduate schools.

Medical Research Intern, Arcadia University

Connect-123 went above and beyond to get me this internship and without exaggerating, it has been one of the best experiences in my life! If you're looking for a great way to live abroad, gain unmatched work experience, and have the time of your life, this program is for you.

Public Health Intern, CUNY - Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society

Not only was I given the chance to assist with research, but I got to shadow a well-known doctor at the hospital and observe what he does every day. I got to see up close how he stayed calm and handled stressful situations, how he interacted with each patient on a personal level, and how he genuinely cared about giving every person the best possible care. This taught me a lot about the kind of doctor I want to be someday, and I will never forget the experience.

Health Care Intern, University of Arizona

I would not have had the same experience without Connect-123. My internship coordinator made sure that I had everything I needed and continues to be a great friend even after I left Cape Town. I can say the same about everyone I met through Connect-123. Interning through Connect-123 prepared me for my dreams of living abroad. In fact, I will soon be independently returning to Cape Town to continue my internship, but for an extended period of 5 to 6 months. I could not be more thankful for this opportunity and I highly recommend that you try it too.

Environmental Law Intern, Michigan State University

I went into this experience unaware of what living in Cape Town would entail. I assumed it would be a good time, as did my roommates and other friends I met along the way, but I don’t think any of us had a clear idea of what to expect when travelling to South Africa. Despite this, working and living in Cape Town turned out to be two of the most adventurous and rewarding months of my life. And that is not just a personal memoir, but also a repeated statement one hears from nearly everyone they meet while being a member of Connect-123.

Communications Intern, Rhodes College

As a first-year college student with no true medical experience, I thought finding an internship in the health field would be extremely difficult, but thanks to Connect, I was able to intern in the Play Therapy Department at a local children's hospital. The internship itself was amazing; I had the opportunity to increase my confidence in my communication skills and to learn more about the different methods in which to interact with children and stimulate their emotional growth.

Play Therapy Intern, University of California at Berkeley
Kin Yi Tsui

Before going to Buenos Aires, I had two main goals: to do well at my placement and improve my Spanish. After 3.5 months in Buenos Aires, I was able to accomplish those two goals and a whole lot more. Connect-123 provides you with all the information and help for your internship and your life abroad. You have everything you need at hand and it's surely up to you to make your time abroad unforgettable!

Health care Intern, Northeastern University
Kristen Nuttall

The staff at Connect-123 was very helpful anytime that I needed them! I would not trade this experience in Cape Town for anything. I am grateful beyond words for the most amazing five months that I have ever had.

Health Care Intern, Northeastern University

My summer in Barcelona has no doubt been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I gained a ton of valuable work experience, which has helped me to figure out the kind of career I want to pursue in the near future. Connect-123 did a great job pairing me up with an internship that fit my interests and were very proactive in giving me housing options.

Marketing Intern, University of Southern California
Negeen Aghassibake

Throughout my college career, I always told myself that I would do something exciting and adventurous that would also contribute to my education, but it took getting dangerously close to my graduation date for me to actually take the plunge. To say this experience was incredible is an understatement. I am grateful to Connect-123 for arranging a personalized internship that helped shape my career goals as well as my personal growth!

Education Intern, University of Texas at Dallas

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Cape Town
innovation
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learn & practice the most important professional skills for the job market of tomorrow. in 4 weeks. in cape town.