Nour's Cape Town Internship Review

    Journalism  Internship In Cape Town, 2018


You guys were awesome! First of all you helped organise so many events, like paragliding, skydiving and an amazing safari. You also were so helpful recommending places to go and getting us discounts! You’ve also been helpful with your constant check ins with us, and it was great to see if an intern was having a tough time, you stepped in and helped arrange a whole new internship for them within a matter of days. The social activities are also great!

You guys were awesome! First of all you helped organise so many events, like paragliding, skydiving and an amazing safari. You also were so helpful recommending places to go and getting us discounts! You’ve also been helpful with your constant check ins with us, and it was great to see if an intern was having a tough time, you stepped in and helped arrange a whole new internship for them within a matter of days. The social activities are also great!

You guys were awesome! First of all you helped organise so many events, like paragliding, skydiving and an amazing safari. You also were so helpful recommending places to go and getting us discounts! You’ve also been helpful with your constant check ins with us, and it was great to see if an intern was having a tough time, you stepped in and helped arrange a whole new internship for them within a matter of days. The social activities are also great!

— Nour
Journalism internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Nour Sallam

Nour Sallam

Cape Town Journalism Internship

Nour is a student from Canada. She is completing her Degree in English and Political Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Nour came to Cape Town in July 2018 for a six week internship. Her internship area of focus: Journalism

Nour's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:EGY
Institute:University of British Columbia Okanagan
Course:Major in English, Minor in Political Science
Internship Area(s):Journalism  
InternshipFocus Options:Journalism
Internship Year:2018
Internship Duration:6 weeks

Nour Sallam

Journalism Internship

Nour is a student from Canada. She is completing her Degree in English and Political Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Nour came to Cape Town in July 2018 for a six week internship. Her internship area of focus: Journalism

Nour's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:EGY
Institute:University of British Columbia Okanagan
Course:Major in English, Minor in Political Science
Internship Area(s):Journalism  
InternshipFocus Options:Journalism
Internship Year:2018
Internship Duration:6 weeks

"Bridging Gaps exceeded my expectations!"

Nour's Review from Go Abroad | September 11, 2018

I was slightly nervous about the idea of going abroad on my own, but Bridging Gaps were very helpful with making me feel at ease and prepared. From the onset, they were ready with advice, tips, and even helped me out with my visa application before my arrival. On ground, they were always there to check in and make sure that my internship placement was going well, and that I always got the most of my time in Cape Town.

I was an intern at the Cape Argus, a newspaper that in the beginning threw me into the deep end, but by the end was highly rewarding. I would 100% recommend this program and this internship because the amount of knowledge, and experience I gained is very beneficial, and the friends and memories I made are priceless.

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internship placement experience

Journalism Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

This was it! This internship I did here was exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for a journalism internship where I was hoping my work could get published while I was here.

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

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

Spot on!

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 was very challenging in a good way and it definitely developed my skills.

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?

Yeah it gave me the opportunity to build my portfolio which is great. I initially thought I might have ended the internship with 2 or 3 published articles, but I ended up with a lot more. I’m applying for a masters program and they want a portfolio, so I am now in a position where I can actually pick out the best of what I wrote. Working abroad also gave me a different perspective. As a tourist you only see things from one side, usually the absolute best of a country. Whereas working here allowed me to experience the country in a more unbiased and real way.

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, they were understaffed like many media companies these days, so I was always doing something and always working on several projects at a time!

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’ve always wanted to visit Cape Town. I thought it would be a good opportunity to be able to do something productive while I was here as well. I always thought it was culturally diverse and I wanted to experience that in person!

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 I did. In the beginning not so much, but I learned that sometimes people are just busy and if you ask questions they will always try to answer them.

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?

I was given more than adequate responsibilities! I was given a lot of responsibilities it was awesome!

How available you always are, 24/7. I lost my phone at 3 in the morning, and you picked up when I called for help. It’s definitely the best feature, you’re a small team but you feel like older siblings looking out for us. It’s a very homey, welcoming feel that you guys have.

- Nour

How available you always are, 24/7. I lost my phone at 3 in the morning, and you picked up when I called for help. It’s definitely the best feature, you’re a small team but you feel like older siblings looking out for us. It’s a very homey, welcoming feel that you guys have.

- Nour

How available you always are, 24/7. I lost my phone at 3 in the morning, and you picked up when I called for help. It’s definitely the best feature, you’re a small team but you feel like older siblings looking out for us. It’s a very homey, welcoming feel that you guys have.

- Nour

How available you always are, 24/7. I lost my phone at 3 in the morning, and you picked up when I called for help. It’s definitely the best feature, you’re a small team but you feel like older siblings looking out for us. It’s a very homey, welcoming feel that you guys have.

- Nour
 

Cape Town experience

Nour'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 afraid I wouldn’t get along with people. I was worried I’d be very lonely.

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

All Gone! Bridging Gaps did a really great job bringing all the interns together by hosting different social activities and I made friends really quickly.

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 is vibrant and so beautiful and its left enough of an impression to make me want to come back!

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’d also say don’t just go to the normal touristy places in Cape Town. There are so many more amazing things to see and Bridging Gaps did a great job showing us the hidden gems of Cape Town. I also never felt unsafe in Cape Town and it was a very humbling experience for me to come here and actually see how different life is here compared to back home.

 

Yes, I don’t think I had a single question that Bridging Gaps didn’t answer before my arrival or during my stay. I was so settled the minute I got here. The orientation was really helpful too!!

- Nour

Yes, I don’t think I had a single question that Bridging Gaps didn’t answer before my arrival or during my stay. I was so settled the minute I got here. The orientation was really helpful too!!

- Nour

Yes, I don’t think I had a single question that Bridging Gaps didn’t answer before my arrival or during my stay. I was so settled the minute I got here. The orientation was really helpful too!!

- Nour

Yes, I don’t think I had a single question that Bridging Gaps didn’t answer before my arrival or during my stay. I was so settled the minute I got here. The orientation was really helpful too!!

- Nour

Yes, I don’t think I had a single question that Bridging Gaps didn’t answer before my arrival or during my stay. I was so settled the minute I got here. The orientation was really helpful too!!

- Nour

Bridging Gap's service

Nour'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, I don’t think I had a single question that Bridging Gaps didn’t answer before my arrival or during my stay. I was so settled the minute I got here. The orientation was really helpful too!!

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?

You guys were awesome! First of all you helped organise so many events, like paragliding, skydiving and an amazing safari. You also were so helpful recommending places to go and getting us discounts! You’ve also been helpful with your constant check ins with us, and it was great to see if an intern was having a tough time, you stepped in and helped arrange a whole new internship for them within a matter of days. The social activities are also great!

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

How available you always are, 24/7. I lost my phone at 3 in the morning, and you picked up when I called for help. It’s definitely the best feature, you’re a small team but you feel like older siblings looking out for us. It’s a very homey, welcoming feel that you guys have.

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, 100 percent, that’s all I’m going to be talking about when I get home!

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

I have no idea. I think I’ve gotten the absolute best experience I could have gotten. Even when I was having a difficult time during the first 2 weeks of my internship, I never had a single problem with Bridging Gaps itself.

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

How did you feel about the program fees before you applied?

I thought it was very reasonable. I saw other programs and they were way more expensive.

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