Psychology & Social Work 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. Cape Town boasts dozens of psychologists and social workers getting involved at the grassroots level, connecting with community organizations to make a difference in the lives of the city’s most disadvantaged residents. WI want to help you make a difference. Let’s find your view!

Type:Personalized
Location: South Africa

Program Overview

Straddling the line between “developed” and “developing” country status, with a large disparity between the “haves” and “have nots,” South Africa offers plenty of ways to make a real difference in people’s lives while gaining great professional experience in psychology or social work. Between government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations, there are dozens of psychologists’ and social workers’ boots on the ground, but there’s always more outreach, counseling, and general assistance needed in and around Cape Town. Whether you’re best suited for a formal, clinical internship in Cape Town, or prefer to get involved in community outreach and home visits in outlying townships, World Internships can find you a practical and meaningful psychology or social work internship placement. Start now to make a difference in others’ lives and your own when you choose a customized psychology or social work internship with World Internships in Cape Town, South Africa!

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?