Human Rights and Legal Studies in South Africa

An internship with a view

The professional experience you’re seeking to advance your career, plus global travel to give you a whole new perspective. Let WI work out the details for you and get you on your way with confidence.

Type:Internship
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
Duration:4 -8 Weeks
Organization:Social Service Organizations

Role, Responsibilities and Experience

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 Civilian Oversight Forum, you’ll work with any number of shelters throughout the city and surrounding townships that provide services to victims of rights violations. By working directly with service providers and the people they are trying to assist, you will gain exposure to the challenges associated with protecting and exercising one’s human rights in South Africa. You can look forward to explore the fields of non-profit legal advising, social services, and community responses to human trafficking and domestic violence.

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.

Complete your application and get your placement confirmation in as little as 7 days.

Program Details & Fees

Duration Accomodation Price
6 Weeks Apartment $4,590
8 Weeks Apartment $5,190
10 Weeks Apartment $5,490
12 Weeks Apartment $5,790
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.
What's Included
  • 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

Apartment

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

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 for a program, we’re here to help you get started. Our expedited selection process means that your internship is confirmed in as little as 10 days and your application fee is fully refundable if we can’t place you in your desired program. What are you waiting for?