Molly's Cape Town Internship Review

    Animal & Wildlife  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


I never had the connections needed to plan a trip like this on my own. That’s what you were there for, essentially, you “bridged the gap” that allowed me to travel to Cape Town, do an internship and have a great time!

I never had the connections needed to plan a trip like this on my own. That’s what you were there for, essentially, you “bridged the gap” that allowed me to travel to Cape Town, do an internship and have a great time!

I never had the connections needed to plan a trip like this on my own. That’s what you were there for, essentially, you “bridged the gap” that allowed me to travel to Cape Town, do an internship and have a great time!

— Molly
Animal & Wildlife internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Molly Budgen

Molly Budgen

Cape Town Animal & Wildlife Internship

Molly Budgen is a student from the UK. She is completing her masters in biology at the University of Sheffield University. Molly came to Cape Town in October 2019 for a 5 week internship. Her internship consisted of 1 area of focus: Wildlife Conservation

Molly's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:The University of Sheffield
Course:Masters of Biological Science
Internship Area(s):Animal & Wildlife  
InternshipFocus Options:Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Education
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:5 weeks

Molly Budgen

Animal & Wildlife Internship

Molly Budgen is a student from the UK. She is completing her masters in biology at the University of Sheffield University. Molly came to Cape Town in October 2019 for a 5 week internship. Her internship consisted of 1 area of focus: Wildlife Conservation

Molly's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:The University of Sheffield
Course:Masters of Biological Science
Internship Area(s):Animal & Wildlife  
InternshipFocus Options:Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Education
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:5 weeks

"Amazing!"

Molly's Review from Go Abroad | November 14, 2019

My internship with CTEET was fantastic! I loved being a part of the project. The people I met were so welcoming and friendly.

Bridging Gaps were so helpful with advice before departure and upon arriving in Cape Town. Throughout my internship, they continuously checked that I was happy and enjoying it. Very grateful to them for making my experience so great.

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Molly's Official Review of Their Animal & Wildlife internship


  9.5/10 | Molly's Overall Internship Rating   


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Animal & Wildlife Cape Town Internship Review by Molly Budgen, The University of Sheffield (UK)

Molly's Full Animal & Wildlife Internship Review

internship placement experience

Animal & Wildlife Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

I really didn’t have something specific in mind. I just knew I wanted to do something in conservation.

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

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

I never had any expectations so I really enjoyed my 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 so, I learned a lot of practical skills that I did not get during my studies at home. I also just learned the meaning of hard work, which was challenging but exactly what I was looking for.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Yes! I think it’s going to look really good on my CV.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

What were your reasons for wanting to come to Cape Town to do an internship?

I wanted to experience new things and to travel. I was looking to add work experience to my CV.

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Did you receive sufficient levels of supervision and guidance from your colleagues at your host organisation?

Yes, they were lovely, they talked me through everything until I learned how to do it all and then they left me to be quite independent!

Overall do you feel that doing this international internship was a worthwhile experience which will help you achieve your career goals?

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

Yes, I was entrusted to do a lot of the day to day duties! I was often asked to take on extra duties outside my job role too.

You gave me lots of advice, helped with flights, visas and accommodation. Then also the phone call we had before I arrived to prepare me for the cultural differences in the workspace was really helpful. It helped me a lot.

- Molly

You gave me lots of advice, helped with flights, visas and accommodation. Then also the phone call we had before I arrived to prepare me for the cultural differences in the workspace was really helpful. It helped me a lot.

- Molly

You gave me lots of advice, helped with flights, visas and accommodation. Then also the phone call we had before I arrived to prepare me for the cultural differences in the workspace was really helpful. It helped me a lot.

- Molly

You gave me lots of advice, helped with flights, visas and accommodation. Then also the phone call we had before I arrived to prepare me for the cultural differences in the workspace was really helpful. It helped me a lot.

- Molly
 

Cape Town experience

Molly'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 was nervous about travelling alone. I was also nervous about safety.

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

I’d definitely recommend to people that they come – I would definitely come again. It’s not as dangerous as I initially thought.

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

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

It’s lovely, it’s vibrant, it’s just a beautiful city! The whole coastline is stunning! There are always people dancing and singing in the city in the streets, it’s great.

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

Would you recommend Cape Town as a worthwhile and enjoyable place to visit?

Yes!

 

I learned a lot of practical skills that I did not get during my studies at home. I also just learned the meaning of hard work, which was challenging but exactly what I was looking for.

- Molly

I learned a lot of practical skills that I did not get during my studies at home. I also just learned the meaning of hard work, which was challenging but exactly what I was looking for.

- Molly

I learned a lot of practical skills that I did not get during my studies at home. I also just learned the meaning of hard work, which was challenging but exactly what I was looking for.

- Molly

I learned a lot of practical skills that I did not get during my studies at home. I also just learned the meaning of hard work, which was challenging but exactly what I was looking for.

- Molly

I learned a lot of practical skills that I did not get during my studies at home. I also just learned the meaning of hard work, which was challenging but exactly what I was looking for.

- Molly

Bridging Gap's service

Molly'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?

Yes, you gave me lots of advice, helped with flights, visas and accommodation. Then also the phone call we had before I arrived to prepare me for the cultural differences in the workspace was really helpful. It helped me a lot.

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?

Really good as well. You were always checking up on me to make sure I was happy. I could always come to you if I had a problem with anything. And when you organised trips and things for me, that was also very nice.

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

The best feature was definitely all the organisation and preparation before I even got here. I would have never found an internship, and I would have been too scared to travel here on my own. The socials were also great!

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 definitely.

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

I don’t know… You ticked all the boxes on my list!

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

Having completed your placement and had the experiences you've have, what do you think about the fees now?

I think it was worth it for what I got. I would have never been able to come to Cape Town without your services.

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

What would you say to someone that is considering an internship here but is concerned about the fees?

I never had the connections needed to plan a trip like this on my own. That’s what you were there for essentially, you “bridged the gap” that allowed me to travel to Cape Town, do an internship and have a great time!

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