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!
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!
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?