South Africa’s healthcare system faces many serious challenges, which include issues related to obesity, smoking, diabetes, high rates of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Public health is a vast field, which involves efforts to treat and prevent diseases, as well as public education. Public Health interns in Cape town typically work alongside public health advisers, working with school education groups to promote healthy lifestyles, within hospitals, or health centers. There are also opportunities to carry out public health policy-related activities. Interns should expect to be flexible with their schedule, as placements may have flexible hours.
|“My two month public health internship in Cape Town, South Africa was unique, adventurous, and unforgettable. I made a significant impact in the health field at my internship location during the day and experience the beauty of South Africa during the rest of the day/weekends. My accommodations were a one minute walk from town, which allowed me to maximize everyday enjoyment in the city. It was convenient living near the grocery store, coffee shops, the local bar/pub, clothing stores, and restaurants. The assurance of safety allowed me to enjoy activities in the city, such as hiking table mountain, shopping at the waterfront, watch the sunset with friends, wine tasting, swimming at camps bay, and dancing on Long Street. I met a lot of other international and local students that accompanied me during my activities. My new friends made every event unforgettable and left unique memories. I also went on adventures that I have never done at my home country such as shark diving, safari, bungee jumping off the world’s tallest bungee jump bridge, tandem paragliding, and kayaking. It’s amazing how much I was able to accomplish while working an 8-4 job. This was truly an experience of a lifetime.” - Aaron Menz, Canada|
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- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
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What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
- Language lessons (optional)
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as meals and public transportation. Interns generally find US$120 per week to be sufficient.