Internships in Cape Town

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Cape Town Internship Overview

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.

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!

Housing in Cape Town

Most Cape Town internship program participants opt to live in a large, centrally-located residential apartment building, with 24-hour security, called Perspectives.  The apartments, which all have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, are clean and comfortable, have fully equipped kitchens and wireless internet access. Bed linens, towels and a twice-per-month cleaning service are provided. At any one time, 20 to 40 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 include house or apartment share with local professionals or homestay with a Cape Town family.

Academic Credit

Our School of Record partner is University of California Irvine, and in parallel with your internship or volunteer position you are able to enroll in an online course at UCI that will grant you 3 graded transfer credits. The fee for these credits is only $600. Please check with your university if they accept transfer credits or reach out to us for more details. In addition, many students on our programs earn academic credit through their universities. Check with your university to find out if they grant credit for independent study, experiential learning, community service or internships and we’ll then liaise with your university to ensure that your project meets their requirements.

Cape Town Internship Program Fee

The $2,750 flat fee for Connect-123’s Cape Town Internship Program includes:

  • An internship opportunity tailor made for you
  • Free and at-cost access to Connect-123 weekly social activities
  • Comprehensive orientation upon arrival
  • Access to the Connect-123 Cape Town housing program or assistance arranging alternate housing.
  • South Africa pre-trip info packet
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Ongoing support from Connect-123 staff, before, during, and after your stay in Cape Town
  • 24/7 Emergency assistance
  • Lifetime Connect-123 Alumni group membership, connecting you with program graduates around the world for advice and opportunities

A $350 deposit, which is due with your application, can be paid via credit card or debit card here. The balance of $2,400 is due when you confirm your participation. Provided that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field, your deposit is 100% refundable.

Learn More About Our Internship Programs in Cape Town

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 Inquire 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 that you do not receive an offer in your first or second choice field, is 100% refundable. And then we get to work on identifying the best possible Cape Town internship for you!

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