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Internships in South Africa

South Africa Internships

Intern in South Africa with Intern Abroad HQ and discover the country’s natural beauty, excellent surfing, incredible ‘Big 5’ wildlife, and diversity of culture and ethnic groups. Choose from a huge range of short-term internship programs in Cape Town, including diverse placements within the fields of Business, Health, Psychology, Human Rights Law, Social Work, and more. We also offer a special selection of Conservation internships in some of South Africa’s top national parks in the fields of Reserve Management & Research, GIS Specialization, and Marine Biology. With affordable fees and top rated programs, Intern Abroad HQ offers the best internship opportunities in South Africa for students, graduates, career changers, and gap year travelers!

  • Program Fees from $2054 for 2 weeks
  • Includes arrangement of your placement, airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in shared lodging

  • Based in Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Gondwana Game Reserve & Sodwana Bay

  • Two start dates per month

Fully hosted experience from $2054
Includes shared lodging accommodation
Start dates every Monday
Intern for 2 weeks to 24 weeks
Go on safari & discover wildlife
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Internship opportunities

Event Planning Internships in Cape Town
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Hands-on Event Planning internships in South Africa. Gain events experience planning & implementing real life events such as parties, weddings & conferences.

South Africa - Reserves & National Parks
GIS Specialization for Environmental Conservation at Gondwana Game Reserve in South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa - Reserves & National Parks

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.

Journalism & Public Relations Internships Cape Town South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Hands-on Journalism & Public Relations Internships in South Africa. Intern as a journalist contributing to newspapers, magazines and news websites.

South Africa - Reserves & National Parks
Internships at Sodwana Bay Marine National Park
Internship Abroad in South Africa - Reserves & National Parks

If you’re passionate about marine conservation, research and diving - or if you’ve always wanted to learn - this is the opportunity for you!

Cape Town
Marketing & Communications Internships in Cape Town
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Marketing internships in Cape Town can include development of sales strategies, brand management, digital marketing, research and more.

Occupational Therapy Internships in Cape Town South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Learn practical occupational therapy skills and life experience assisting qualified therapists in clinics, care facilities, hospitals and schools.

Physical Therapy Internships in Cape Town South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Physical Therapy internships offer the chance to learn by shadowing local therapists in day-to-day consultations with patients in Cape Town.

Cape Town
Public Health Internships in Cape Town
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Customized Public Health Internships in Cape Town, delivering diverse initiatives to support improved health and wellbeing outcomes for community groups.

Real Estate & Property Management Internships in Cape Town South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Gain first hand experience in Real Estate & Property Management on an internship in South Africa. Learn from experienced professionals & assist with daily tasks.

South Africa - Reserves & National Parks
Internships at Balule Game Reserve at Kruger National Park
Internship Abroad in South Africa - Reserves & National Parks

Intern in Kruger National Park, where Reserve Management & Research interns develop reserve research while assisting with wildlife conservation efforts.

Start Up Entrepreneurship Internships in Cape Town South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Interns gain valuable and transferable skills, working alongside start-up business owners of innovative new ventures across a broad range of industries.

Tourism & Hospitality Internships in Cape Town South Africa
Internship Abroad in South Africa

Cape Town has previously been dubbed as the best place in the world to visit, so it’s the ideal spot for building your resume with a Tourism & Hospitality internship!

What recent interns said about their experience

Johanna Ponce
February 2024

I enjoyed the internship as it made me realise more about what a solicitor would do, which in a few years i would be doing in the UK. I did a lot of practical work; not only theory, which I really enjoyed as a law graduate. I had a lot of practical experience which will be very useful for me.

Jack Jenkins
November 2023

This internship is a remarkable opportunity for those dedicated to wildlife conservation, offering an unforgettable experience with Africa's iconic animals that will leave you with memories to cherish forever. Seeing much of the wildlife here and working on a project I was passionate about was the most rewarding thing. Along with making some good friendships, but also with the camp managers themselves. They’ve been awesome during my stay here. Without a doubt my highlight was each and every time we saw the lions. As a kid growing up in Australia who is passionate about wildlife, seeing lions was something I only dreamt of and it was amazing to witness these incredible apex predators in the flesh. And to then be able to do my GIS project on the lions here was amazing!

William Pleszkoch
November 2023

This internship far exceeded my experience and I learned interesting things like reading animal tracks and signs. It's exciting and I've been kept on my toes as you never know which wild animal you'd see and that makes it interesting!

Dream Goodman
October 2023

It was great being able to get my diving qualifications from open water to rescue diver very easily, doing the lessons as well as the beach clean up after diving. I made new friends from all over the world and dived with them and it was fun. The food was very nutritious, plentiful and quite impressive. I lived the life I never thought I could and didn't regret a single thing.

Emily Jenson
September 2023

My internship and stay at Sodwana Bay exceeded any expectations that I had. The people are amazing and so is the diving! I built some wonderful relationships with the people around me and it was the best experience of my life!

Luisa Schenk
September 2023

My knowledge in QGIS grew as I progressed in my internship as I gained a better understanding of the structure of all its systems. I also learned a lot about vegetation, soil and other geographical facts in this program as I got to work on a project.


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