Internships in Cape Town

Intern in Cape Town, South Africa with Intern Abroad HQ - the global leader in impactful short term internships. Programs are available from two weeks in the areas of Youth Development & Education, Social Work, and Startup Entrepreneurship.

Longer internship programs include Law, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Journalism, Event Planning, Real Estate, Marketing & Communications, Tourism & Hospitality, and Public Health.

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.

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 2 weeks
    • Start dates every Monday
    • Intern fees from US$969
    • Accommodation included
    • Meal service available
    • Reflective learning course
    • 24/7 in-country support

Internship opportunities

Event Planning

Event Planning in Cape Town

Event Planning internships provide a fantastic stepping stone for career within event management and public relations. This unique opportunity allows interns to explore their creative talents, while becoming involved in the running operations of a business.

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GIS Specialization for Environmental Conservation at Dinokeng Game Reserve

GIS Specialization for Environmental Conservation in Dinokeng Game Reserve

Based at the Dinokeng Game Reserve, interns will learn how to use GIS software, how to collect GIS data on the ground, and how to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world African conservation issues. Develop essential transferable skills and gain access to leading open-source software QGIS.

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Journalism & Public Relations internship Cape Town South Africa

Journalism & Public Relations in Cape Town

If you’re passionate about writing and want to motivate, empower, educate, and connect people, then this internship is for you. The program is suitable for students and young professionals with excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a good working knowledge of reporting, interviewing, writing, revision and layout of print and online publications.

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Law and Human Rights internships in Cape Town South Africa

Law & Human Rights in Cape Town

Looking to gain insight into a career in law or social advocacy? Interns observe South African legal experts in their day-to-day activities, while learning legal acumen in a professional environment. Internship tasks may include law research, clerical support, client meetings, or general case management.

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Internships at Sodwana Bay Marine National Park

Marine Biology and Reef Conservation in Sodwana Bay

If you’re passionate about marine conservation and diving - or if you’ve always to learn - this is the opportunity for you! Learn about Indian Ocean Reef Conservation, gain marine ecology training and scuba experience in one of the world's prime marine habitats.

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Marketing & Communications

Marketing & Communications in Cape Town

Do you have a general interest in business? A Marketing & Communications internship can enhance your knowledge of sales, brand management, social media marketing, market analytics and research. Come ready to be dedicated, proactive, and creative!

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Occupational Therapy internship in Cape Town South Africa

Occupational Therapy in Cape Town

Occupational Therapists work to help improve independence and quality of life. Through practice and educational outreach, interns learn about techniques and resources that can support the wellbeing of people living with an injury or disability.

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Physiotherapy internship in Cape Town South Africa

Physiotherapy in Cape Town

Shadow therapists during their day-to-day interactions to start building your professional career in physiotherapy. Placements typically include centers for disabled children, but may also include fitness and rehabilitation centers.

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Psychology internships in Cape Town South Africa

Psychology in Cape Town

Psychology internships in Cape Town offer a wide range of placements related to inpatient services, community health, addiction, substance abuse, and more. Interns should not expect to work independently, but assist an appropriately credentialed professional, within multidisciplinary teams.

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Public Health

Public Health in Cape Town

Cape Town is rich in opportunities for students who seek knowledge that will enhance their professional development, while also giving back to local communities. Public health interns assist alongside qualified healthcare professionals, at placements which can include ethnically and culturally diverse public health projects or community medical clinics.

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Real Estate & Property Management internship in Cape Town South Africa

Real Estate & Property Management in Cape Town

Real Estate internships in Cape Town are designed with a focus on investment property, property management, brokerage, and private equity. Come willing to learn about the investment process, day-to-day business and decision making, within a fast-paced industry and booming economy.

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Dinokeng Game Reserve Wildlife Conservation internship

Reserve Management in Dinokeng Game Reserve

The Dinokeng Game Reserve internship is focused on animal behaviour and solutions to address the conflict between wildlife and humans. Interns assist professional staff with ecological surveys and game management services, for optimal outcomes.

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Internships at Balule Game Reserve at Kruger National Park

Reserve Management in Kruger National Park

The internship at Balule, Kruger Park is focused on wildlife conservation, predator research and reserve management. The area is considered to be of major ecological significance and ongoing work is related to the Panthera Predator Monitoring Project and Biodiversity Conservation Research Projects.

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Social Work internship in Cape Town South Africa

Social Work in Cape Town

Gain social work insights and experience in Cape Town’s townships. Through collaboration with well-established, high profile, non-profit organizations in various sectors, interns assist with the challenging and demanding role of assisting the most disadvantaged members of the South African community.

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Start Up Entrepreneurship internship in Cape Town South Africa

Start Up Entrepreneurship in Cape Town

If you’re business-minded and looking for insight into how ventures are started, this program can launch your professional experience. Gain valuable and transferable skills, meet others already working in the field, and explore your unique talents.

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Tourism & Hospitality internship in Cape Town South Africa

Tourism & Hospitality in Cape Town

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the tourism industry, then the vibrant city of Cape Town is the perfect place to begin. Having been previously named by both the New York Times and the British Daily Telegraph as “the best place in the world to visit”, the city bustles with tourism year-round.

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Wildlife Veterinary Internship Course at Gondwana Game Reserve

Wildlife Veterinary Course in Gondwana Game Reserve

This exclusive Wildlife Veterinary course involves hands-on veterinary activities with qualified and experienced wildlife vets. The incredible opportunity enables interns to gain insight into the effects of fire and herbivory on diversity, productivity, and sustainability in old agricultural grasslands and native Fynbos vegetation. Come prepared to gain knowledge and training in a diverse ecological environment that includes the famed “Big 5”.

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Youth Development and Education internship in Cape Town South Africa

Youth Development & Education in Cape Town

Join an internship where you can work with youth and teens, in areas where they need the most support. Whether teaching core subjects in primary or secondary schools, or organizing recreational activities for students through community centers, there’s broad scope to gain valuable experience.

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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.