Shannon's Cape Town Internship Review

    Human Rights  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


Yes, the placement search was very good. Lucie was able to quickly secure many options for me and I got to choose which one I liked best. The communication between us before my arrival was just spot on. And the info you provided me was accurate.

Yes, the placement search was very good. Lucie was able to quickly secure many options for me and I got to choose which one I liked best. The communication between us before my arrival was just spot on. And the info you provided me was accurate.

Yes, the placement search was very good. Lucie was able to quickly secure many options for me and I got to choose which one I liked best. The communication between us before my arrival was just spot on. And the info you provided me was accurate.

— Shannon
Human Rights internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Shannon Hogg

Shannon Hogg

Cape Town Human Rights Internship

Shannon is a student from the USA. Shannon graduated in 2018 with an Associate of Arts degree from Olympic Community College. Shannon came to Cape Town in October 2018 for a 6 month internship. Shannon completed a human rights internship.

Shannon's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:USA
Institute: ​Olympic Community College
Course:Associate of Arts degree
Internship Area(s):Human Rights  
InternshipFocus Options:Community development, welfare, human rights, teaching
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:24 weeks

Shannon Hogg

Human Rights Internship

Shannon is a student from the USA. Shannon graduated in 2018 with an Associate of Arts degree from Olympic Community College. Shannon came to Cape Town in October 2018 for a 6 month internship. Shannon completed a human rights internship.

Shannon's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:USA
Institute: ​Olympic Community College
Course:Associate of Arts degree
Internship Area(s):Human Rights  
InternshipFocus Options:Community development, welfare, human rights, teaching
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:24 weeks

"My time in SA was fulfilling because of BG"

Shannon Hogg's Review from Go Abroad | March 26, 2019

Bridging Gaps was able to place me in EXACTLY the type of internship I wanted, and I ended up working there over my entire 6 months spent in South Africa! They were able to connect me with my employers before I landed in SA, and they even went so far as to take me to my first day of work to ensure that I was comfortable with my commute from home. BG would frequently check up on me my first couple months in CPT to ensure that I was enjoying my internship placement, and reminded me that I could ask for a different one if ever I felt like I wasn’t fitting in.

Whenever I had any questions the BG coordinators would always answer me right away. If I was interested in doing any particular activity in Cape Town, they would produce for me a list of options (with discounts) I could choose from.

The team at BG always had my back with their thorough answers and unwavering support. I never felt like I didn’t have a support system during my time in Cape Town, and because of Bridging Gaps I was able to have the time of my life living outside of my home country for the first time!

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Human Rights Cape Town Internship Review by Shannon Hogg,  ​Olympic Community College  (USA)

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internship placement experience

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 was initially looking for something like an NGO. I wasn’t looking for something specific at the time, I was very flexible.

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

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

My internship ended up being exactly what I wanted.

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!

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, because I was able to gain valuable skills at my internship that I can definitely use in the future. I feel more confident in my abilities and in living on my own.

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Yes, because I was given lots of responsibility that I feel was worthwhile, and not just meaningless work. One of the most impactful responsibilities they gave me was teaching, where I helped refugees learn new skills such as how to work computers.

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 didn’t know what I wanted to major in, so I decided to take a gap year and work abroad.

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 had to do new things I had never done before.

I think besides all the discounts we get for activities and things we want to do, whenever we need something we can just ask and you will immediately respond and it never feels like we’re alone in that sense.

- Shannon

I think besides all the discounts we get for activities and things we want to do, whenever we need something we can just ask and you will immediately respond and it never feels like we’re alone in that sense.

- Shannon

I think besides all the discounts we get for activities and things we want to do, whenever we need something we can just ask and you will immediately respond and it never feels like we’re alone in that sense.

- Shannon

I think besides all the discounts we get for activities and things we want to do, whenever we need something we can just ask and you will immediately respond and it never feels like we’re alone in that sense.

- Shannon
 

Cape Town experience

Shannon'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 mostly worried about missing my family.

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

I’m over it now, it was challenging in the beginning but now I feel like I’ve grown a lot since I first arrived!

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?

I love it here. It’s a good city! You make lots of friends, and there are lots of activities to do.

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 definitely.

 

I think its definitely worth doing an internship where there is a service provided. It’s much easier and the support makes it worth the money.

- Shannon

I think its definitely worth doing an internship where there is a service provided. It’s much easier and the support makes it worth the money.

- Shannon

I think its definitely worth doing an internship where there is a service provided. It’s much easier and the support makes it worth the money.

- Shannon

I think its definitely worth doing an internship where there is a service provided. It’s much easier and the support makes it worth the money.

- Shannon

I think its definitely worth doing an internship where there is a service provided. It’s much easier and the support makes it worth the money.

- Shannon

Bridging Gap's service

Shannon'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, the placement search was very good. Lucie was able to quickly secure many options for me and I got to choose which one I liked best. The communication between us before my arrival was just spot on. And the info you provided me was accurate.

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?

Good! Whenever I needed something you were always there to help.

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

I think besides all the discounts we get for activities and things we want to do, whenever we need something we can just ask and you will immediately respond and it never feels like we’re alone in that sense.

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!

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

I really don’t know.

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 think its definitely worth doing an internship where there is a service provided. It’s much easier and the support makes it worth the money.

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