Internships in South Africa
Intern in South Africa with Intern Abroad HQ - the global leader in impactful short term internships. Internships are available throughout a range of destinations, including Cape Town for urban placements, and a range of sites for environmental conservation placements.
Internships in Cape Town begin every Monday and placements are spread throughout Cape Town’s main city center and the surrounding suburbs. Interns stay in a popular student neighbourhood, near to the University of Cape Town, where they are optimally situated to enjoy urban attractions, vibrant entertainment, and a safe home away from home.
Interns looking for conservation experience in iconic environments can choose from diverse placements across the country. These include beautiful locations such as the Balule Game Reserve at Kruger National Park, the Gondwana Game Reserve near Mossel Bay, and Sodwana Bay in iSimangaliso Wetland Park.
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Event Planning internships in Cape Town provide a fantastic stepping stone for a career in event management and public relations. This unique opportunity allows interns to explore their creative talents, assisting with the delivery of diverse events such as parties, weddings and conferences for clients of all sizes and industries.Learn more Check availability
GIS Specialization for Environmental Conservation
Based at the Gondwana Game Reserve, a leading conservation reserve in central South Africa, interns will learn how to use GIS software, collect GIS data on the ground, and apply data and skills to solve real-world African conservation issues. Develop essential transferable skills with leading open-source software QGIS.Learn more Check availability
Journalism & Public Relations
If you’re passionate about writing and want to motivate, empower, educate, and connect people, then this internship is for you. An internship in Journalism & Public Relations offers diverse placements that are customized to suit your interest and abilities, and includes writing articles, conducting investigations and contributing to social media campaigns.Learn more Check availability
Marine Biology & Reef Conservation
If you’re passionate about marine conservation and diving - or if you’ve always wanted to learn - this is the opportunity for you! Sodwana Bay is a World Heritage site with renowned natural beauty and coral reefs that are home to turtles, whales and manta rays. Learn about Indian Ocean reef conservation, gain marine ecology training and scuba experience in one of the world's prime marine habitats.Learn more Check availability
A Marketing internship in South Africa is customized to suit you, and can include development of sales strategies, brand management, online content, social media marketing, market analytics, research and more. Come ready to be dedicated, proactive, and creative!Learn more Check availability
Learn practical occupational therapy skills and life experience assisting qualified therapists in clinics, care facilities, hospitals and schools. Help to provide treatment and diagnosis, learning from experienced professionals and assisting individuals with a range of specific care needs.Learn more Check availability
Physical Therapy internships offer the chance to learn by shadowing local therapists in day-to-day consultations with patients in Cape Town. Interns are placed in centers for disabled children, fitness or rehabilitation centers, offering real life experience and unique learning opportunities.Learn more Check availability
Gain practical experience in the vast field of public health, helping to educate, prevent and treat local communities across Cape Town. On these Public Health internships, you’ll assist qualified healthcare professionals on rich educational placements including diverse health projects and community medical clinics.Learn more Check availability
Real Estate & Property Management
Real Estate Internships in Cape Town are amazing opportunities to gain first hand experience in the property industry. Interns focus on investment property, property management, brokerage and private equity, working alongside experienced professionals to understand the fast-paced day-to-day business!Learn more Check availability
Reserve Management & Research at Kruger National Park
The Reserve Management & Research internship in Balule, Greater Kruger Park, combines reserve management experience with specialized project activities. This dynamic approach provides interns with a real-world opportunity to gain scientific mentorship and learn practical new skills related to fieldwork, data and ecology.Learn more Check availability
Start Up Entrepreneurship
A great internship in entrepreneurship for those wanting insight into being an entrepreneur and starting new businesses. Interns gain valuable and transferable skills, working alongside owners of innovative new ventures across a broad range of industries. Learn about challenges and creative solutions to prepare your exciting career in business!Learn more Check availability
Tourism & Hospitality
Cape Town has been named by both the New York Times and the British Daily Telegraph as “the best place in the world to visit”, so it’s the perfect place to complete a Tourism & Hospitality internship. Gain experience in hotels, restaurants or a range of South African tourism companies to set up your global career!Learn more Check availability
All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.
Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.