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.
Other fields offered in South Africa include:
Coaching and Sports Management interns help with marketing and promotion efforts, plan events, and manage facilities for athletic teams as well as learn about the business side of sports.
Communications interns design websites, plan marketing campaigns, organize publicity events, write press releases, or develop and implement communications strategies.
Education interns assist local educators in primary and secondary schools and other institutions to promote learning in the classroom and in the local community.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
Interior Design interns assist design professionals in architecture and design firms as well as in property and construction companies by researching materials and products, working with suppliers, gathering spatial and other site information, preparing presentations for clients, and a number of other activities.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
Marketing interns work in advertising agencies or in the marketing departments of a wide variety of companies, planning and managing campaigns, analyzing market information, assisting with websites and social media, and interfacing with clients.
Nonprofit Management interns may prepare and write grants, research and report on issues, engage with supporters, or assist with promotions for fundraising or community outreach events.
Public Health interns work with public health officials in government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects focused on disease and injury prevention, assessment of community health requirements, addressing environmental challenges, and creating public policy.
Public Relations interns work in PR agencies or in company PR departments learning about strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.
Social Work interns work with nonprofit or government organizations, aiding individual clients and assisting with community outreach initiatives and public health and safety programs.
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.
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
Please note: Internship placements are not available in Cape Town between December 1st and January 15th. Program start dates are the first Tuesday of each month.
2021 Start Dates:
• February 2
• March 2
• April 6
• May 4
• June 1
• July 6
• August 3
• September 7
• October 5
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- 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
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- 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.
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.
World Endeavors interns in Cape Town live in shared accommodations with other international interns and students.
ABOUT CAPE TOWN
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.
We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement. You can find more information about the costs and inclusions in the “Dates & Costs” section on this page.
We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.
Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.
All of our internships are customized, and we work with each intern to make sure we find a placement that fits their specific interests, background, experience, and goals for the internship. Your specific responsibilities during your internship will be determined further in the enrollment process and will depend on your skills and goals for the program.
“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