Internships in South Africa

Why South Africa?

South Africa is famous for its incredible diversity, stunning landscapes, and rich culture. It is one of the great cultural meeting points of the African continent – a fact that has been obscured by decades of racial segregation but is becoming increasingly apparent, especially in the country’s great cities. With its myriad of cultures and extreme disparities in wealth, South Africa is not an easy country to understand at first. After nearly two decades of non-racial democracy, the country is still searching for its identity and trying to heal the wounds from its troubled past. As you immerse yourself in its culture, you will quickly learn that South Africa truly is a country like none other – A place of striking beauty, stark contrasts, and exceptionally friendly, kind and spirited people.

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Although I was a little nervous about coming over I couldn't be more pleased with my experience here.
Calyn, United States Indiana University - Bloomington

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World Internships excels at fitting international internships to your specific needs. We know the best locations for every industry, and specialize in finding you the right placement for your career goals.

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World Internships has been helping young professionals like you advance their careers for nearly a decade. Choose from one of our many existing individual internship programs and experiences, most of which have been running for years with proven results.

Animal and Environmental Science in South Africa

As an intern at this famous Cape Town aquarium, you’ll gain an amazing, hands-on experience with dozens of marine wildlife species. You’ll first explore the…

Community Health in South Africa

As the Health Intern at this community health clinic, you’ll be working with clients from across Cape Town’s regional townships. The clinic offers a host…

Environmental and Social Sustainability in South Africa

As a Sustainability Intern in Cape Town, you’ll gain a hands-on immersion experience through a combination of active mentorship, discussion, reflection and practical experience. You’ll…

Human Rights and Legal Studies in South Africa

You’ll service disadvantaged South African communities as a Human Rights Intern in Cape Town. Supervised by a highly-important human rights lawyer on the African Police…

Social Work and Gender Studies in South Africa

Interning with this Cape Town women’s shelter will empower your career in social work or gender studies while giving you a strong understanding of community…

Sports Event Management in South Africa

With our Sports Event Management internship program in Cape Town, you’ll join a team of dedicated professionals that coordinate Cape Town’s largest annual cycling events,…

Sports Media and Broadcasting in South Africa

Are you looking for an up-close, in-depth experience within sports broadcasting and media? This role is perfect for you! Work with a fantastic team packing…