Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth; there’s no wonder it boasts eleven official languages! Cape Town is ONE of three capitals of South Africa, holding the country’s legislative branch. However, it’s not all business, Capetonians enjoy their city’s cutting edge art and vibrant music scenes alongside true culinary gems.

With as much cultural diversity as geographical diversity, Cape Town a city that truly has something for everyone. You can surf, climb Table Mountain, see penguins, visit the Cape Winelands, and have a culinary treat from a world-renowned restaurant all in one (extremely busy) day. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destinations, Cape Town is alive with possibility!

Internship Opportunities

Gain professional work experience against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Intern in Cape Town

Volunteer Programs

Immerse yourself in, while giving back to, this thriving African melting pot as an international volunteer!

Volunteer in Cape Town

I am delighted to share my child life practicum abroad experience through the Connect-123 program. I was initially hesitant to complete my practicum abroad, because of the idea of being in an unfamiliar place with people I didn't know. Upon my first day arrivi...

Child Life Program, Nova Southeastern University

Connect-123 has provided me with an amazing experience exploring South Africa this summer. I was able to learn so much about South Africa’s education system through my internship at an education NGO, as well as see parts of Cape Town that I would not have se...

Education and Teaching Intern, Washington and Lee University

During the month of June, Connect-123 gave me the incredible opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South Africa to complete a child life practicum. My time in Cape Town was filled with joy and a lot of laughter. I prepared children for what to expect while in th...

Child Life Program, University of Missouri

My child life practicum in Cape Town, South Africa was truly a life-changing experience. As an aspiring culturally competent professional, when I was provided the opportunity to complete my practicum abroad, I didn’t think twice! Throughout the month, I obse...

Child Life Program, Nova Southeastern University

My child life experience in Cape Town, South Africa was amazing! When I was given the opportunity to do my practicum aboard I didn't think twice, I took the opportunity right away. Connect-123 assisted in helping me gain knowledge on my career choice as a futu...

Child Life Program, Eastern Tennessee State University

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Healthcare Intern, Københavns Professionshøjskole

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Human Rights Intern, Salisbury University

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Child Life Program, Texas Woman's University

My time with Connect-123 in Cape Town, South Africa was amazing. The organization set me up with a great internship in filmmaking where I was able to learn a lot and gain valuable experience with a company that has been successful in the industry for years. Th...

Film Intern, University of Pennsylvania

I had an incredible experience in South Africa that I will never forget. Connect-123 provided exciting excursions that really allowed my classmates and me to explore all that Cape Town has to offer. My internship at a nonprofit institute dedicated to enviro...

Sustainable Development Intern, Washington and Lee University

Connect-123 not only ‘connected’ me to an incredible professional opportunity, but also to amazing people in Cape Town. I can’t emphasize how important this was during my time in Cape Town. I spoke with Robyn on the phone early on, and she was spot on in...

Film Intern, Stanford University

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Child Life Program, Birmingham-Southern College

My Child Life Practicum experience in Cape Town, South Africa was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I started my adventure to Cape Town by myself, did not know a single person in the Child Life program, and said yes to living in a country I had neve...

Child Life Program, Texas Woman's University

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Environmental Intern, Simon Fraser University

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Journalism Intern, Michigan State University

Doing my Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, South Africa, is something I will treasure forever. Not only did the Child Life Practicum give me valuable experience in a different healthcare setting, but also cultural experiences I would not have had in the USA....

Child Life Program , University of Missouri

My time in Cape Town will forever hold a sincere place in my heart. As much as I would like to capture the essence of the experience into a few simple sentences, it is something only to be fully understood through being there in person. The indescribable feeli...

Social Work Intern, Thompson Rivers University

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Medical Intern , King's College London

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Nursing Intern , Northeastern University

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Child Life Program , University of Georgia

My three months in Cape Town were the best of my life thus far. As a transfer student taking a gap year, I wanted a rewarding internship experience overseas where I would not only learn a lot about the culture of the country I was living in, but also about mys...

Human Rights Intern , Dickinson College

I've had a wonderful stay in Cape Town, South Africa. It is an amazing city! 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! My program coordinator is absolutely wonderfu...

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

This opportunity gave me the drive I had been searching for to reach for my dreams. This was my first time being in a different country, but it was as if I was meant to be there. The moment you drive to the city center from the airport you see the diversity Ca...

Environmental Law Intern, Michigan State University

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Communications Intern, Rhodes College

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Health Care Intern, Northeastern University

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