The country of South Africa boasts diverse ecosystems, dramatic coastlines, a fascinating blend of cultures and cuisine, and numerous activities for eager visitors.  The World Endeavors Intern in South Africa program offers endless professional opportunities in fields from Fashion and Visual Arts to International Business and Finance. Weekends provide the perfect opportunity to visit the nation’s breathtaking beaches, shelf-like mountains, and, of course, Kruger National Park – said to be the best site for a true African safari. 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! For young professionals, interning in South Africa is the perfect opportunity to explore an intriguing part of the world and experience a new culture, all while gaining necessary work experience.


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.



  • 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.



Aaron is a Physics and Math High School Teacher who went to the University of Minnesota. He did a World Endeavors Teaching volunteer program in Tanzania.

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“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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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.

World Endeavors offers internships in Cape Town in the following fields:

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




World Endeavors interns in Cape Town live with other international interns in a shared house. Participants enjoy a furnished room with a bed, desk, and closet. Housing accommodations also include a communal kitchen, living room, and garden. Participant housing is centrally-located for a convenient commute to internship placements, shopping facilities, and cultural activities.


Dates And Costs

Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field.

When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.

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.

Please note: the minimum duration is 3 months for internships in Cape Town. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration. Also, internship placements are not available in Cape Town between December 1st and January 15th.

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


  • Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
  • Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
  • Flexible durations from 3 to 6 months with year-round start dates
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Professional counseling: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
  • Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
  • Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
  • Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Accommodations in shared rooms in rental house
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Travel protection
  • Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!



  • Round-trip airfare to South Africa
  • Meals
  • Housing security deposit (fully refundable)
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses


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.

For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.

Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. 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.