Youth Development and Sports Internships in Cape Town

Youth Development and Sports interns in Cape Town will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a key segment of the population. South Africa’s youth comprises an estimated 40% of the overall population and 70% of the country’s unemployed. Other than jobs scarcity, which is arguably the greatest challenge of all, those working in this field battle with issues such as HIV/Aids, substance abuse, inadequate access to education and skills development, and a general lack of civic engagement and social integration. However Cape Town schools and nonprofits strive to tackle these obstacles with team and confidence building workshops, mentoring youth in prison, combining soccer and basketball with life skills training and other initiatives – which international youth development interns can add value to.

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Taylor Thiessen

Youth Development Intern | Cape Town
Washington and Lee University

Connect-123's support and structure allowed me to focus on what I was doing rather than worrying about the changes from being in a completely new place.  Thanks C123!

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Daniella Emami

Youth Development Intern | Cape Town
Northeastern University

I am forever grateful to Connect-123 for finding me my absolute dream internship here in Cape Town, and for giving me the opportunity to work at such a special, impactful organization. I worked at a local youth development nonprofit, do...

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Andrew Schleeter

Youth Development/Sports Intern | Cape Town
Western Washington University

My experience in Cape Town was, bar none, the greatest and most influential experience of my life. I spent just two short months, and made lifelong connections with people from all over the world. That is what’s so unique about Connect - 123; you m...

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Saahithi Karituri

Youth Development/Sports Intern | Cape Town
Rutgers University

In my two months in Cape Town, I have first and foremost fallen madly in love with the city and the atmosphere. My internship is so much more than I could ever ask for. Be it office work or coaching, I always learned something. I attribute a lot of m...

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Josh Kohler

Youth Leadership Intern | Cape Town
University of Connecticut

Working in South Africa through Connect-123 was a lot like studying abroad in the soul of a country that has been forgotten by the rest of the world. The tempo of society slowed down a little bit but the catchiness of the beat remained the same. The ...

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