CUSTOMISED, PROFESSIONAL & EFFECTIVE
Are you a student or graduate looking to gain specialist professional work experience abroad to kick start your career? You're in the right place! Working with 450+ of the best organisations in Cape Town, we will design you a programme based 100% on your unique skills, interests and career goals.
FEATURED INTERN & VOLUNTEER ALUMNI NETWORK
There are numerous benefits of travelling abroad for an internship or volunteering programme instead of working in your home town. Four advantages stand out in particular, click the buttons below to find out more.
You are here for your development, your career and ultimately your future. You need to nail it when choosing a provider and a programme. So here's our offering in a nutshell.
We have two programme options to suit different budgets
Choose your level of support and independence
Pay only for what you need from your trip
Programme fee starts at GBP £995 (USD $1200)
Stay for any amount of time and the price you pay for your programme does not change.
Total flexibility and control over the length of your stay.
You're free to change your itinerary whilst you're here, no hassle.
You won’t pay a penny unless we can offer you your ideal internship. Get 100% back if you’re not 100% happy after our placement search.
Your needs and preferences always come first.
You're in total control of your experience.
Four unique promises underpin our services. See them.
Not only do you choose your industry, but the exact skills you want to develop within that industry. Communication, budgeting, political negotiation. Just say!
We have a huge network of host organisations that enables us to find your match with unbeatable accuracy.
Our unique application process provides you with the opportunity to highlight the exact skills you want to develop.
Our placement search is totally driven by your personal and professional requirements.
Four unique promises underpin our services to give you total peace of mind.
Three ways we stand out from other internship programme providers
Our programmes are tailored to meet your specific interests and goals and we provide a wide range of opportunities in many different inspiring local organisations.
We are committed to providing each of our participants with a personal and holistic experience of the vibrant Mother City, and ensuring that your adventure runs as smoothly as possible.
Bridging Gaps Programmes are suitable for people looking for Gap Year opportunities abroad, professional placements to supplement their studies, post-graduate international work experience and meaningful career breaks.
See a selection of ratings and quotes below from our alumni; you can click through to their full interviews below.
We offer a wide range of exciting and customised opportunities in more than 25 subject areas. Please click on a programme type (intern/volunteer/virtual) to see the career fields available.
We have worked very hard to streamline our process to make your experience easy, fun and highly rewarding personally and professionally. Flick through the steps below, or read about our process in more detail.
Getting your dream internship all starts with you saying hello! Just pop your details into our enquiry form and we'll reach out to schedule a conversation with you that we call a 'discovery call'.
In your discovery call, you can ask us any questions you still have. We'll talk about your options in the career fields you've told us you're interested in to help you imagine your placement and decide if our service is right for you.
If everything sounds good to you, complete your application to put into words your dream programme. This forms the basis of the 'design' of your customised placement and will be the primary framework against which we validate potentially suitable opportunities.
We maintain a large and varied network of the best organisations in Cape Town. We will identify the best potential fits for your programme goals and preferences and reach out on your behalf to assess those organisations for suitability (learn about their current projects and initiatives).
Once you've confirmed which placement offer you prefer, we'll start helping you plan the rest of your trip. We'll book your accommodation, help with your travel arrangements and provide extensive advice and information on how to get ready for your time in Cape Town. Your Bridging Gaps mentor will be on hand to make sure you're fully prepared for your placement.
Finally, every member of our team will move mountains to make sure you get what you came for and MORE! It's essential to us that you're safe, you're learning and growing in confidence and developing the most important skills for your future career.
NOW INTRODUCING IN DEPTH
Good news, we also offer in depth learnerships in this career area. Take a look at the exclusive programmes we offer below:
The conservation programme conducts research on private big 5 game reserves in the Western Cape, focusing on ethical practices, non-invasive research, and education around conservation needs.
Based within the Kruger National Park park, this conservation programme is committed to conservation through long term ecological monitoring and research to ensure best practices for reserve management, and endangered species preservation.
Join this conservation programme dedicated to the research and study of African elephants to provide information that can be used to guide elephant management to better suit the welfare needs of elephants in captive facilities.
A big cat sanctuary in the Western Cape of South Africa dedicated to the rehabilitation of big cats. The sanctuary is also a platform aimed at creating awareness about big cats in captivity and providing crucial education on animal welfare and the importance of changing breeding facilities into sustainable ethical projects. The sanctuary is home to 23 big cats of various species including; lions, leopards, cheetah, 0caracal, tigers, and jackals.