The World Endeavors Intern in South Africa program is the perfect opportunity to explore an intriguing part of the world and experience a new culture, all while gaining necessary work experience. The country of South Africa boasts diverse ecosystems, dramatic coastlines, a fascinating blend of cultures and cuisine, and numerous activities for eager visitors. Whether you wish to sample South Africa’s famous Pinotage wine or go on an inland safari, this country is sure to deliver an unforgettably rich experience!


World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in South Africa, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.

Featured Fields

Event Management

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Other fields offered in South Africa include:

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.University of California Berkeley



Dates & Costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight

Program Name First Month Each Additional Month
Intern In South Africa $3,190 $1,290


  • Dedicated Program Advisor
  • Customized Internship placement
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
  • Re-entry Handbook and Support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Shared accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection


  • Round-trip airfare to South Africa
  • Additional meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses



  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.

How To Apply

Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.




Housing & Location

World Endeavors interns in Cape Town live in shared accommodations with other international interns and students.


Cape Town is the top destination in South Africa. The city is bustling, the atmosphere is exciting, and the entertainment is limitless. The juxtaposition of African culture and European influence offers a completely unique experience, from the historic European waterfront to the hip Woodstock district. Offices and shops provide the backdrop for bustling makeshift markets packed with venders selling their goods and snacks. Towering over the city of Cape Town is Table Mountain, one of the world’s oldest mountains. Visitors can either take a cableway or hike to the top for a breathtaking view of the city. In addition, the city’s coastal location offers ample opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.





“Cape Town is a beautiful city. With Table Mountain on one side and the ocean on the other, you have a unique transition of landscapes. The city is so diverse – participants will love trying new foods, attending different cultural events, and visiting the many museums full of history and art.”

- Mallory, Outreach Manager

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