This is a fantastic teaching internship, where interns can work with students of all ages, in areas where they need the most support. Interns can be placed in primary or secondary schools, helping teachers in classes, or in community centers, organizing and delivering recreational activities.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation provided.
Youth Development & Education internships in Cape Town are perfect for those looking to gain experience for a career in teaching or education support. You’ll gain skills by supporting experienced local educators and youth workers, and develop deeper understanding of how to manage students of all ages in classrooms and informal environments. There is a diverse range of placements available, which can include schools, as well as community youth centers. Interns are placed depending on their skills and preferences, but the time of year is also taken into consideration, to work around breaks within the academic calendar.
Interns who are placed in schools can expect to participate as teaching assistants. You’ll work closely with local teachers to support lessons, tutor students who need additional support, and help to ensure all students are being appropriately challenged. There is scope to connect with students of all ages and all subjects, including specialist topics such as drama, choir, art, design, history, civics, HIV/AIDS awareness, health, business education and sports.
Interns placed in community youth centers can support extracurricular activities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. These centers provide families and students with information and tools to help them avoid and remove themselves from common poverty traps and provide skills training to help them into employment. This can include carpentry, masonry, tailoring, farming, horticulture, and basic construction techniques that are appropriate to the region.
These rewarding internships provide the opportunity to assist in a wide range of activities, and interns are encouraged to be flexible, open minded, and willing to assist wherever help is needed. This will help you to get the most out of your internship and thrive in the ever-changing world of education.
Interns wanting to teach specific subjects, or students of a particular age, should include details in your application. Requests are accommodated wherever possible, though are subject to availability.
For all interns with an interest in developing skills as an educator, we also recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. The training offers tools and techniques over a 100-hour program. Upon completion, you’ll have earned experience in planning, designing, and adapting diverse language activities and materials. No previous teaching experience or training is required. You can sign up for the Online TEFL Certification Course anytime and you’ll pay the discounted Intern Abroad HQ rate.
During your weekends in South Africa, you may visit the District Six Museum, Robben Island, and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. These excellent sites can provide more understanding of South Africa’s history, to deepen the immersive and educational experience of your internship. There are also beautiful scenic attractions that you won’t want to miss - whether hiking Table Mountain, Signal Hill or Lion’s Head for panoramic views of the city, relaxing on the beaches, or meandering along the Garden Route to visit wineries, you’ll find that there is never a dull moment. If you don’t want to visit Africa without planning a safari, let us know! Our team in Cape Town will help you arrange an ethical, responsible and unforgettable tour.
This internship is conducted in English.
Youth Development & Education interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Preparing lessons and activities
- Tutoring and mentoring students
- Running lessons
- Supporting teachers
- Delivering vocational training
Professional development opportunities:
- Learn how to run lessons and classes from experienced teachers
- Understand teaching curriculums in a range of subjects, for students who range in age
- Build mentoring and teaching skills
- Develop communication skills working with students and education providers
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
- Learn hands-on teaching skills in real learning environments
- Develop your understanding of education with help from experienced teachers
- Enjoy spare time exploring the unique and eclectic city of Cape Town, and wider South Africa
Types of host organizations:
- Community youth centers
Keen to get started?
Taking the first step is easy! It is free to apply and takes just 5 minutes.Submit an application
It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
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