Social Work Internships in Cape Town

There are many meaningful social work internships in Cape Town, due in part to the level of social inequality that South Africa is currently dealing with. Inequalities in education, health care, housing and employment opportunities are being addressed by nonprofits and government agencies, often with key roles being played by social workers. Whether your interest lies in working with young people affected by HIV/AIDS, or carrying out psycho-social screenings at a refugee case center, or something else, our Cape Town team would love to find the social work internship that’s right for you.

Check out our other social work internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin and Shanghai.

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Dominique M

Social Work Intern | Cape Town
University of Texas Austin

I grew in many ways and developed new skills as an emerging mental health professional during my 3 months there. My experiences with Connect-123 and my internship are ones I will not soon forget!

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Sarah Eiland

Social Work Intern | Cape Town
Rhodes College

This summer I had the unique opportunity to work for an NGO that aims to uplift the homeless population of Cape Town by providing meaningful job opportunities, a monthly income, and social work services.

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Danielle Zacharias

Social Work Intern | Cape Town
Florida Atlantic University

I explored an absolutely beautiful country while getting work experience at an internship of my choice. I wouldn’t trade my experience for anything.

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Sarah Caplan

Social Work Intern | Cape Town
Michigan State University

My internship in Cape Town provided me with skills and an experience I would not have been able to gain anywhere else. I will forever be grateful for my time spent in Cape Town and I will take the life lessons I learned there with me wherever I go!

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Marlowe Jackson

Social Work Intern | Cape Town
Thompson Rivers University

I have Connect-123 to thank for helping me make one of my biggest lifelong dreams come true. My social work internship was everything I hoped for and much more. I savored each moment spent at my placement, an NGO for survivors of prostitution and trafficking.

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