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.

South Africa boasts what has been acclaimed as the most progressive constitution in the world, and yet faces many significant challenges as a country still in transition. As such, it provides a stimulating environment for anyone to learn more about human rights issues. Previous Cape Town human rights interns have had richly rewarding experiences in this field.

Cape Town human rights internships have included assisting case workers at refugee centers, researching gender-rights issues in relation to the ‘Millennium Development Goals’, and reporting on child labor issues. Other opportunities include advocating and involvement for human trafficking legislation both in South Africa and observing Parliamentary hearings. In fact, previous Connect-123 human rights program participants in Cape Town have had their research published.

Check out our other human rights internships in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Dublin.

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Sophia Nelson

Human Rights Intern | Cape Town
Drexel University
Living and working abroad has taught me so many life skills and given me wonderful experiences I will never forget. I know I’m going to be back there soon!

Maggie Crowell

Human Rights Intern | Cape Town
Washington and Lee University
During my time in South Africa, I was fortunate enough to intern for a social justice organization, which helped me realize my passion for human rights issues. Connect-123 helped make this one of the best and most memorable summers of my life.

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