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Cape Town Innovation Experienceship

Cape Town Innovation Experienceship

The $2,450 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 $300 deposit, which is due with your application, can be paid via credit card or debit card here. The balance of $2,150 is due when you confirm your participation. Provided that you have not approved a placement, your deposit is fully refundable up until two weeks after we send you the first internship offer.
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 future of work is changing. The globalized future holds big risks but also incredible opportunity, and that opportunity will be reserved for those who can approach problems from a fresh angle, combine ideas in a new way, and identify and capitalize on unexpected developments.

Here’s what that means: In the future, no matter what it says on your business card, you will need to think like an entrepreneur.

Connect-123 has partnered with Corkscrew Startup School, which has taken these big concepts and turned them into a powerful program that will reframe the way you think about ideas, your job, and even your career — no matter what field you choose.

The Innovation Experienceship allows you to travel, learn, and gain experience over the course of an intense four weeks. By combining rigorous workshop-based training with real world practice, you will develop key skills for the job market of the future. You will develop a business idea and build a professional portfolio. You will learn how to solve problems creatively, think laterally, present with confidence, and lead teams.

Whether you are still in school, embarking on your career, or about to launch the next great startup, your fastest path to success leads through the Innovation Experienceship.

The Innovation Experienceship differs from our custom internships. Here is a quick overview:

Content: This program combines workshop-based learning and direct work with entrepreneurs

Who it’s for: Since entrepreneurial skills are increasingly important for any successful career, this program is as valuable for someone planning on being an employee as much as it is for someone planning the next big startup.

Next Innovation Experienceship Program: June 2-30, 2018 (additional July dates possible)

Program Fee: $3,000

Maximum group size: 20 students

Interested? Complete the Let’s Get Started form below, filling in the following:

  • Destination: Cape Town
  • Program Type: Intern Abroad
  • Opportunity: Innovation Program

And we will send you a detailed brochure on the program and set up a call to answer any additional questions.

Let's Get Started

Read Cape Town Innovation Experienceship Reviews | View all reviews

The work was meaningful, and hopefully in the future will have a tangible positive impact in the province. In short, I am so glad that I chose Connect-123, and will be forever grateful for my time in Buenos Aires.

Public Policy internship, Colarado University

Connect-123 provided me with the chance to travel abroad and live in a large city, both of which were firsts for me. To this I am forever grateful because they allowed me to experience a whole new culture and lifestyle that I believe has made me a better person.

Business Intern , Rhodes College

I found my experience with Connect-123 to be really impressive. Not only was I placed with a meaningful organization that provided me with a genuine learning experience, I felt that my program coordinator really cared that I got the most out of that experience.

Environment and Sustainability Intern, University of Hawaii

I decided to intern abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for my last semester as an undergraduate, and I can honestly say it was a decision that has forever changed my life, in the best way possible. I came to South Africa with high hopes and my experience has far surpassed them!

Communications Intern, Michigan State University

Connect-123 was able to find me multiple, really nice internships. I actually had options to choose from! I ended up working in a neuroimmunology research laboratory. I felt at home there and was able to confirm my aspirations of working as a biologist.

Medical Research Intern, Arcadia University

Connect-123 went above and beyond to get me this internship. 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

Completing a Connect-123 internship was one of the best decisions I’ve made, not only for my career but for my growth as a person. I gained so much from working in a hospital, it helped build my resume, and it helped me figure out more of what I want out of my future job.

Health Care Intern, University of Arizona

This opportunity gave me the drive I had been searching for to reach for my dreams. I discovered where my passion lies. I figured out who I am as a person. I spent three months working for an NGO against illegal wildlife trade based in Cape Town.

Environmental Law Intern, Michigan State University

I was fortunate enough to be given rewarding work, and I was given great exposure into my field of interest. Connect-123 offers you the chance to both find work that is beneficial and travel with the comfort of knowing you won’t be alone in a new place.

Communications Intern, Rhodes College

Dublin Internship Review: 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. In addition, simply living in Dublin was a wonderful experience.

Play Therapy Intern, University of California at Berkeley

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

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

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