Internships in Cape Town

Wind Surfing in front of spectacular Table Mountain

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!

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 60 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.

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.

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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