Business Internships in Cape Town

With a rich history of commerce starting in the 17th century, Cape Town has established itself as an important African business center. Cape Town is home to major companies, start-up businesses, social enterprises and more and offers a wide range of business internships and opportunities for the business student or graduate hungry for experience in an emerging market.

Cape Town business internship opportunities can be found in business consulting, marketing, venture capital, microfinance, and emerging market entrepreneurship. Previous Cape Town business interns have been involved in activities as diverse as knowledge management projects for strategic consulting firms, operations and logistics optimizations for a local manufacturing firm, as well as assessing the portfolio-at-risk for microfinance institutions. Cape Town is host to a thriving economy, sports and arts scene. Business interns will enjoy this beautiful coastal town not only for its commerce, but also the many outdoor activities such as surfing, hiking, shark diving and bungee jumping.

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Drew Weinstock

Business Consulting Intern | Cape Town
Washington and Lee University

Adjusting to the different work environment at my business internship in Cape Town was certainly one of the more noteworthy aspects of my time in South Africa. The Connect-123 team was consistently available to listen to our experiences and concerns, helping significantly from start to finish.

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MaryJane LaSala

Business Consulting Intern | Cape Town
Washington and Lee University

My participation with Connect-123 has been one of most unique experiences of my life. Connect-123 gave me the opportunity to go to a place I never would have thought to visit on my own.

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Meghan MacDonald

Business Intern | Cape Town
St. Francis Xavier University

The experience of living and working in Cape Town has been life-changing. It has opened my eyes to a part of the world that has such an amazing culture and history and offers a great experience as a student. Cape Town is a very young and thriving cit...

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Sam Goldberg

Business Consulting Intern | Cape Town
University of Virginia

My time in Cape Town for two months was one that I will never forget. The city is so diverse ranging from areas like the Waterfront, Long Street, and Table Mountain. It has all of the resources of a city, everything that you could ever want, and is s...

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Stephen Gildea

Business Consulting Intern | Cape Town
University of Strathclyde, UK

I really enjoyed my time in Cape Town, the city is vibrant and exciting and the surrounding area is beautiful with endless things to see and do. The most striking thing about Cape Town is how imposing Table Mountain is, it is literally in the city! T...

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