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!

Type:Personalized
Location: South Africa

Program Overview

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!  

Program Highlights

Excursions

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.

Local Activities

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!

Global Training

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.

Exceptional Support

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.

Job Guarantee

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

Personal Fit

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.

Detailed Orientation

We provide you everything to thrive in an international setting. From online guides to resources that ensure you’re ready before you leave.

24/7 Support

Before you travel, while you’re on-site, and when you return to your home country, the WI team will be there for you.

A Better Resume

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.

97% of our applicants are successfully placed.

Program Details & Pricing

basic Program
$3,550 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$4,590 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$5,590 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

basic Program
$3,550 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$5,190 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$6,190 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

basic Program
$3,550 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$5,490 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$6,490 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

basic Program
$3,550 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$5,790 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$6,790 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

What's Included

Basic Program Standard Program Premium Program
Internship placement and professional supervision
Personal pre-departure orientation
On-site health, safety & cultural orientation
24/7 On-site emergency support and services
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources
LinkedIn endorsement and professional letter of recommendation
Loaded local SIM card
Weekend excursion through the Garden Route
Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodation
Arranged accommodation in local apartment
Nine one-on-one mentoring sessions (via Skype) with your industry mentor
Nine professional development projects assigned for you by your mentor
Access to exclusive backstage platform with additional career resources and community

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?