Environmental Science in South Africa
Personalize Your Internship Experience
Work directly with the WI team to secure an international internship in your chosen field. Our global expertise and professional network will be put to work in finding the right fit for you and your host organization. While surrounded by unique geographical features -- including coral reefs and Table Mountain -- Cape Town is also home to the world’s highest concentration of threatened plants per area. The region needs hard-working environmental science interns to team up with local organizations and preserve its precious biodiversity. Let’s find your view!
While South Africa has made valiant attempts to protect its unique wildlife and has designated various national parks and protected areas, there’s still plenty to do to protect its flora and fauna and encourage sustainable coexistence. National parks and game reserves may steal the spotlight for South Africa’s wildlife and environmental conservation efforts, but there is perhaps an even greater need to address phenomena such as soil degradation, urban sprawl, water conservation, and plenty of less visible environmental concerns. Depending on your interests and project needs at the time of your arrival, you may find yourself maintaining trails, providing guided tours, or performing soil and species research in a national park; or, you might join one of the many NGOs working on outreach, education, and sustainability efforts within Cape Town’s outlying communities.Whatever your interests, you can expect to make a real impact on the ground when you choose a customized environmental studies internship in South Africa with World Internships!
Experience the famous Garden Route during a weekend safari and outdoor adventure tour through the 300-kilometer stretch of coastal road, known to be the most beautiful region of the country.
Spend Monday evenings further immersing yourself in South African Culture and experience local Xhosa-culture, language lessons, ‘Kaap’ slang’, and South African cuisine. Spend your Friday evenings with other international interns enjoying all that Cape Town has to offer in a range of activities including yoga, sailing, surfing lessons, cheetah conservation outreach, hiking, wine tasting and more!
Learn to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting by understanding your own work style. GlobeSmart -- an innovative online profile -- will help you make the most of your professional experience.
Enter the country with ease and come back home with a plan. We will provide you with the career guidance and recommendation you need to land your next job.
Find a job in your field or we’ll refund your program tuition! We believe in the value of our programs so much that we will refund you your program tuition if you are not able to land a job in the field of your program within one year of completing your program.
What You Can Expect From WI
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach; we believe in you. We will find you the perfect internship based on your goals.
We provide you everything to thrive in an international setting. From online guides to resources that ensure you’re ready before you leave.
Before you travel, while you’re on-site, and when you return to your home country, the WI team will be there for you.
Resources to make your resume shine so you can really make an impression on your future employer, and get the most out of your internship.
Program Details & Fees
|6-12 Weeks||Independent Housing||$3,550|
World Internships reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes with its partner companies.
- Internship placement and professional supervision
- Personal pre-departure orientation
- Housing accommodations
- Airport pick-up
- On-site orientation & city tour
- Loaded local SIM card
- 24/7 On-site emergency support and services
- Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
- Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources
- Opportunity for Brand Ambassador programs, LinkedIn endorsements, letters of recommendation, and more
About Your Accomodation
An apartment shared with other interns in the city means you’ll be shopping for and preparing your own meals, and sharing cleaning duties and communal living spaces. World Internships can arrange safe and secure apartment housing for you within a reasonable commute time to your internship site.
Independent housing allows you to opt out of our arranged accommodation options (and the associated fees) and find your own. This option works best when you have friends or family members living in your destination, or a strong housing lead that you feel comfortable pursuing.
Ready To Go?
Whether you need more information or you’re ready to apply, we’re here to help you get started. We work with you to find a perfect placement in the best location for your field. Let’s make it happen--What are you waiting for?