Thomas's Cape Town Internship Review

    Human Rights  Internship In Cape Town, 2019


It went far beyond what I expected. I am really glad that I had experience with my placement. Working at the organisation I did my internship in has been one of the most important experiences of my life. I learnt a variety of areas from Environmental Law to Forced Migration. I was very satisfied.

It went far beyond what I expected. I am really glad that I had experience with my placement. Working at the organisation I did my internship in has been one of the most important experiences of my life. I learnt a variety of areas from Environmental Law to Forced Migration. I was very satisfied.

It went far beyond what I expected. I am really glad that I had experience with my placement. Working at the organisation I did my internship in has been one of the most important experiences of my life. I learnt a variety of areas from Environmental Law to Forced Migration. I was very satisfied.

— Thomas
Human Rights internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Thomas Hall

Thomas Hall

Cape Town Human Rights Internship

Thomas Hall is a student from the UK. He is completing his degree in Law at the University of Edinburgh. Thomas came to Cape Town in July 2019 for a 10 week internship. His internship consisted of 1 focus area: Law

Thomas's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:University of Edinburgh
Course:Law with Social Anthropology
Internship Area(s):Human Rights  
InternshipFocus Options:Law
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:10 weeks

Thomas Hall

Human Rights Internship

Thomas Hall is a student from the UK. He is completing his degree in Law at the University of Edinburgh. Thomas came to Cape Town in July 2019 for a 10 week internship. His internship consisted of 1 focus area: Law

Thomas's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:University of Edinburgh
Course:Law with Social Anthropology
Internship Area(s):Human Rights  
InternshipFocus Options:Law
Internship Year:2019
Internship Duration:10 weeks

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Human Rights Cape Town Internship Review by Thomas Hall, University of Edinburgh (UK)

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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 looking for hands-on work related to anything law based.

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

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

It went far beyond what I expected. I am really glad that I had experience with my placement. Working at the organisation I did my internship in has been one of the most important experiences of my life. I learnt a variety of areas from Environmental Law to Forced Migration. I was very satisfied.

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. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me develop many professional and interpersonal skills.

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. Interns at my host organization played a key role in the functioning of the NGO. Without us helping with clients, doing research, etc, things would have gone a lot slower for attorneys.

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?

Cape Town is a gorgeous city and I have always wanted to visit the city.

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?

Decent amounts. The attorneys I shadowed gave me plenty of space to enjoy my time in Cape Town without being overbearing but did a good job of giving me work where I was kept busy and not bored.

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 met with clients for pro-bono work and was given the responsibility of relaying information from my attorneys to the clients.

Decent amounts. The attorneys I shadowed gave me plenty of space to enjoy my time in Cape Town without being overbearing but did a good job of giving me work where I was kept busy and not bored.

- Thomas

Decent amounts. The attorneys I shadowed gave me plenty of space to enjoy my time in Cape Town without being overbearing but did a good job of giving me work where I was kept busy and not bored.

- Thomas

Decent amounts. The attorneys I shadowed gave me plenty of space to enjoy my time in Cape Town without being overbearing but did a good job of giving me work where I was kept busy and not bored.

- Thomas

Decent amounts. The attorneys I shadowed gave me plenty of space to enjoy my time in Cape Town without being overbearing but did a good job of giving me work where I was kept busy and not bored.

- Thomas
 

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Thomas'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?

Bridging gaps was effective in getting me many internships to choose from and Lucie was a great help.

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

Helping me secure the best internship.

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

Before you applied, how did you feel about the programme fees?

Bit expensive but worth it.

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 wish I had done the Bootstrap program. However, I think as a foreigner I would not have obtained maybe the safest accommodation. Or accommodation with students that I could spend time with.

 

Yes. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me develop many professional and interpersonal skills.

- Thomas

Yes. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me develop many professional and interpersonal skills.

- Thomas

Yes. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me develop many professional and interpersonal skills.

- Thomas

Yes. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me develop many professional and interpersonal skills.

- Thomas

Yes. It forced me out of my comfort zone and made me develop many professional and interpersonal skills.

- Thomas

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