Angeli's Cape Town Internship Review

 Human Rights  Internship In Cape Town, 2020


When I booked with you I had already spoken to pretty much every internship company across the globe. I thought you were really great in the services you provide and also the option of the different packages you offer which really makes you stand out.

When I booked with you I had already spoken to pretty much every internship company across the globe. I thought you were really great in the services you provide and also the option of the different packages you offer which really makes you stand out.

When I booked with you I had already spoken to pretty much every internship company across the globe. I thought you were really great in the services you provide and also the option of the different packages you offer which really makes you stand out.

— Angeli
Human Rights internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Angeli Damoran

Angeli Damoran

Cape Town Human Rights Internship

Angeli is a student from the Australia. She is completing her degree in international development at Adelaide University. Angelia came to Cape Town in January 2020 for an 8 week internship. Her internship consisted of two areas of focus: human rights and development.

Angeli's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:AUS
Institute:University of Adelaide
Course:International development
Internship Area(s):Human Rights  Sustainable Development
InternshipFocus Options:Human rights, research, sustainable development
Internship Year:2020
Internship Duration:8 weeks

Angeli Damoran

Human Rights Internship

Angeli is a student from the Australia. She is completing her degree in international development at Adelaide University. Angelia came to Cape Town in January 2020 for an 8 week internship. Her internship consisted of two areas of focus: human rights and development.

Angeli's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:AUS
Institute:University of Adelaide
Course:International development
Internship Area(s):Human Rights  Sustainable Development
InternshipFocus Options:Human rights, research, sustainable development
Internship Year:2020
Internship Duration:8 weeks

"Cape Town is a must!"

Angeli's Review from Go Abroad 29 March, 2020

Bridging Gaps is definitely the program of choice! They offer so many different programs, I did the human rights program with Regency Foundation Networx. Bridging Gaps did everything possible to make the lead up to my internship as smooth as possible and it was reassuring to know they were there to support me while in Cape Town. I learnt so much while doing my internship and there is no better place than Cape Town, a city full of life and activities.

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Human Rights Cape Town Internship Review by Angeli Damoran, University of Adelaide (AUS)

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Angeli's Internship Placement

Human Rights Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

I studied international development so I wanted to gain experience in a third world country. Cape Town for me was by chance since I had researched pretty much every country in the world and the opportunities available. After researching Cape Town I decided that was the one. It seemed like a nice atmosphere, there’s heaps to do and so many opportunities internship wise.

I was looking for an internship that was human rights related in either children or anti human trafficking. I really wanted to do human trafficking and you guys found a few possible organizations to work with,  but they were mostly research based which was not what I was looking for. I decided to go with an organization who works with kids and I’m really glad I did.

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience?

How did your actual internship placement compare to your ideal internship experience?

A lot better than I expected. Especially changing from when my mind was set on human trafficking, but I am so glad I did this one instead. I don’t think I would have enjoyed the work and environment as much as my current internship.

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Yes. I think I got very good with communication and dealing with different types of people. Working with the CEO, negotiating, communication via phone and email.  They would give you all the jobs they would like you to do and leave it to you to just to it. If you need help you could ask, but you were given the freedom to make it happen.

The communication was really good! Lucie was really helpful especially when finding the internship, she kept giving me options and options. All the opportunities were so different but also what I wanted at the same time. She was also helpful in letting me know what to bring and how to plan.

- Angeli

The communication was really good! Lucie was really helpful especially when finding the internship, she kept giving me options and options. All the opportunities were so different but also what I wanted at the same time. She was also helpful in letting me know what to bring and how to plan.

- Angeli

The communication was really good! Lucie was really helpful especially when finding the internship, she kept giving me options and options. All the opportunities were so different but also what I wanted at the same time. She was also helpful in letting me know what to bring and how to plan.

- Angeli

The communication was really good! Lucie was really helpful especially when finding the internship, she kept giving me options and options. All the opportunities were so different but also what I wanted at the same time. She was also helpful in letting me know what to bring and how to plan.

- Angeli
 

Angeli's Experience of South Africa

Angeli's Experience of Cape Town

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

What fears did you have before coming to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps?

I wouldn’t say fear but a little hesitation around safety. If I was by myself, how would I handle that?

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

I don’t think I’ve had an experience where I was genuinely concerned for my safety. I’ve never experienced that in Cape Town. You’re very safe if you are aware and everyone is very friendly. That’s what shocked me the most. Every morning people greet you on the street, they’re so lovely and sweet here.

What do you think about those fears now?

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of Cape Town?

It was amazing! You could wake up in the morning and go hike, then go to work, then go home and go to the beach for a few hours, then go for a sunset hike. There's so much to do all the time. I definitely enjoyed being in a city and having the mountains nearby.

 

Cape Town is so diverse. There's so many different things, different people, different areas. If you go to Woodstock its very artsy, the waterfront is a bit more posh and then down the road is Bo Kaap which is so cultural.There are just so many places to explore. You won’t get bored.

- Angeli

Cape Town is so diverse. There's so many different things, different people, different areas. If you go to Woodstock its very artsy, the waterfront is a bit more posh and then down the road is Bo Kaap which is so cultural.There are just so many places to explore. You won’t get bored.

- Angeli

Cape Town is so diverse. There's so many different things, different people, different areas. If you go to Woodstock its very artsy, the waterfront is a bit more posh and then down the road is Bo Kaap which is so cultural.There are just so many places to explore. You won’t get bored.

- Angeli

Cape Town is so diverse. There's so many different things, different people, different areas. If you go to Woodstock its very artsy, the waterfront is a bit more posh and then down the road is Bo Kaap which is so cultural.There are just so many places to explore. You won’t get bored.

- Angeli

Cape Town is so diverse. There's so many different things, different people, different areas. If you go to Woodstock its very artsy, the waterfront is a bit more posh and then down the road is Bo Kaap which is so cultural.There are just so many places to explore. You won’t get bored.

- Angeli

Angeli's Review of Our Service

Angeli's Review of Our Internship Programme & Services

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently?

Communication was really good! Lucie was really helpful especially when finding the internship, she kept giving me options and options. It was good I think it was what I needed. All the opportunities were so different but also what I wanted at the same time. She was also helpful in letting me know what to bring and how to plan.

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in Cape Town?

It was good. I was on the program with less support on the ground so I arrived knowing I would be very independent. It was nice that you guys were always checking in on me. It was nice to have someone genuinely asking how I’m going and helping to offer things to do.

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

I really liked the choice of between internship packages. The one I chose (bootstrap) is a nice level of support. If you pick that at the start you know you want to do the internship a bit more independently. We know you’re there if we need you and the option for activities is there. So its up to the intern to decide how much support they’d like, which worked well for me.

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Would you recommend pursing an internship in Cape Town with Bridging Gaps to other people?

Yes. When I booked with you I had already spoken to most internship companies globally. I thought you were really great in the services you provide and also the option of the different packages you offer which really makes you stand out.

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