Journalism Internships in Cape Town

South Africa is highly regarded for its active and independent media. Cape Town is an excellent place for journalism interns, since it is home to several big publishing houses and media outlets, as well as a number of radio stations (including a healthy community radio sector) and both a private TV channel and community TV channel. We can facilitate a range of journalism internships including opportunities at newspapers, magazines, online publications and community television and radio talk shows. In addition, we can also facilitate unique “journalist in residence” positions within our wide network of nonprofit organizations. Past Connect-123 program participants have frequently had their work published.

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Treasure Roberts

Journalism Intern | Cape Town
Michigan State University

It was being able to really engage multiple communities of Cape Town. My internship allowed me to see and do things that I never thought I would. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so happy that Connect 123 facilitated it for me.

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Emma Derr

Community Radio Broadcast Intern | Cape Town
Washington and Lee University

Connect-123 planned incredible excursions during my stay in Cape Town. I especially enjoyed the educational outings to Parliament and Robben Island, and one of my favorite weekends was the Community Chef Mandela Day event when we cooked a stew for people in need.

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Giulia Monteleone

Journalism Intern | Cape Town
King's College London

The time I spent living and working in Cape Town has proved to be the most powerful and intense experience abroad of my life up-to-date.I was able to develop knowledge of community media and to interact with a multitude of organizations on the field operating in the areas of the Cape Flats.

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Lensa Bogale

Journalism Intern | Cape Town
University of Southern California

I had the privilege of interning with a television series that broadcasts mini documentaries on issues of social justice in South Africa. Traveling to Cape Town for an internship was one of the best experiences I have had in my life thus far. It gave...

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Tricia Tongco

Journalism Intern | Cape Town
University of Southern California

Staying in a building named “Perspectives” is ironic yet appropriate, since I’ve gained so much perspective during my two and half months in Cape Town. Connect-123 made my transition to a new country smooth, which allowed me to truly focus on t...

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