We offer you free guidance about and we are happy to answer any questions you might have about internships in Cape Town. Yes, you read that right. Our help and service is free of charge. Get out of your comfort zone, move to Cape Town for a while and boost your CV for a lifetime.
Cape Town is a beautiful town in South Africa, where it's never really winter and where nature and wildlife is mesmerizing.
Types of internships in Cape Town
Students interning in Cape Town are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations, multinationals, and NGOs in a variety of industry sectors. Cape Town is especially a great internship location for the following areas:
- Community Building
- Engineering Consulting
- Hospitality & Tourism
- International Business and Trade
- Marketing & Advertising
- Public Health
- Public Relation
- Wine Industry
You do not pay anything for our service and you are free to ask as many questions as you'd like, and there are no hidden fees hidden anywhere. Only when you decide to apply for an internship in Cape Town, you will pay for the internship package (please see prices below) and we will set you in contact with our internship partner and the internship process will begin.
Through our internship partner you will have access to a large network of internship positions in Cape Town and across all sectors. We tailor your position together and we always listen to you, your needs, and your wishes. After your interview with our internship partner, you will be placed in a position within the field of your studies and interest and prior work experience (if any). Throughout your internship you will learn, grow and have an impact on projects and processes. You will get a position where you work alongside permanent employees. You have constant support and help throughout your internship should you run into any complications (versus if you arrange your internships yourself), you will be invited to social events with other interns, you will receive professional development, and much more.
What is included in the internship package?
Once you have enjoyed our free internship guidance and decide to pay for our internship package this is what is included in the price:
Personalized Placement including pre-placement interview, student assessment, resume review; personalized matching with appropriate internship opportunity from the large database and ongoing employer outreach; coaching and troubleshooting during the interview process
Housing in student residences convenient to the city center and easily accessible via public transportation. Apartments are fully furnished and include kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and internet connection. Bedrooms are typically doubles (if you wish)
A city orientation, featuring a tour of Cape Town's neighborhoods, tips on “can’t miss” culture, introduction to local markets, and guidance on navigating Cape Town's transportation networks.
Ongoing Local Support from our Cape Town Program Team, including full-time program management, coaching and troubleshooting, and 24-hour emergency support throughout the program.
Professional Development opportunities that include workshops, symposiums or materials on interviewing skills, working styles, making the most of your internship experience, and industry-specific networking in Cape Town.
Cultural Activities including site visits or social sector briefings with community leaders from various organizations.
Prices for internship package in Cape Town
All prices are subject to change and we always advise you to contact us so that we can tell you our updated prices for internships in Cape Town.
Without housing: € 1,889
With housing: € 4,346
Without housing: € 1,963
With housing: € 5,492
When to apply
We recommend that you send your application no later than 4 months before expected start-date, meaning that you should contact us minimum 5-6 months before you wish to commence your internship position in Cape Town.
Good to know about internships in Cape Town
Please note that our internship partner does not arrange multiple interviews/positions with the opportunity for the intern to choose. If you are not satisfied with the prospective position you can ‘pass’ on this placement with valid reasons and we can try to find another company. You won’t have the opportunity to come back to the original position. We recommend that if you are satisfied with this initial placement then you should accept.
Internships in Cape Town are always unpaid but you may receive compensation from your internship company such as e.g. lunch, public transportation card or something else.