Ryan's Cape Town Internship Review

    Film & Photography  Internship In Cape Town, 2018


The support aspect. We see you very regularly, and you are always checking up on us to make sure we are doing alright.

The support aspect. We see you very regularly, and you are always checking up on us to make sure we are doing alright.

The support aspect. We see you very regularly, and you are always checking up on us to make sure we are doing alright.

— Ryan
Film & Photography internship in Cape Town review/testimonial by Ryan Watt

Ryan Watt

Cape Town Film & Photography Internship

Ryan is a student from the UK. He is completing his degree in History and Politics at the University of York. Ryan came to Cape Town in July 2018 for an eight week internship. His internship consisted of three areas of focus: Film, Photography and Writing

Ryan's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:University of York
Course:History & Politics
Internship Area(s):Film & Photography  
InternshipFocus Options:Film, photography, Writing
Internship Year:2018
Internship Duration:8 weeks

Ryan Watt

Film & Photography Internship

Ryan is a student from the UK. He is completing his degree in History and Politics at the University of York. Ryan came to Cape Town in July 2018 for an eight week internship. His internship consisted of three areas of focus: Film, Photography and Writing

Ryan's INTERNSHIP:
Nationality:UK
Institute:University of York
Course:History & Politics
Internship Area(s):Film & Photography  
InternshipFocus Options:Film, photography, Writing
Internship Year:2018
Internship Duration:8 weeks

"Unforgettable Summer with Bridging Gaps"

Ryan's Review from Go Abroad | September 9, 2018

I had a fantastic experience from start to finish with bridging gaps on my internship inCape Town and it is definitely a Summer I will never forget. The Bridging Gaps team are extremely helpful and always there if you have any questions or need advice. They are also extremely friendly and personable, and will make you feel very comfortable in Cape Town and are great fun when you see them at social events.

As well as advice, Bridging Gaps were also a great help with booking and getting discounts on activities like skydiving, cliff diving and paragliding, just some of the many amazing things I was able to do in Cape Town. My internship at a TV company was great experience and I felt I was given the right amount of guidance and responsibility, and was something I do not think I would have found without Bridging Gaps.

I learnt a lot during my 2 months and it will be great for my CV and path going forward. As for Cape Town itself, the place is stunning with so many things to do and places to see. I can definitely say it is the most amazing place I have ever been to and would recommend it to anyone, and think that an internship with Bridging Gaps is the perfect way to see Cape Town.

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Ryan's Full Film & Photography Internship Review

internship placement experience

Film & Photography Internship Placement Experience

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

What type of internship experience were you initially looking for?

Just one with a bit of range- I’ve done similar things before so I was looking for something familiar but new to put on my CV.

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

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

Pretty similar actually. I never expected that I would have as much responsibility as I was actually given!

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 the skills I have learned I will definitely be able to apply to TV companies back home, which is great!

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 and the fact that it was an international internship looks very good on my CV. It will have a big impact in my future.

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?

It was two good things coming together. I was looking for internships for a while. Then I saw the film and tv internship offered by Bridging Gaps. I’ve also watched many videos about Cape Town and it looked very beautiful. It seemed like a really good place to go.

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 worked with a few different people, and they were very helpful.

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 definitely!

I really like Cape Town. Its probably the best place I’ve been to!

- Ryan

I really like Cape Town. Its probably the best place I’ve been to!

- Ryan

I really like Cape Town. Its probably the best place I’ve been to!

- Ryan

I really like Cape Town. Its probably the best place I’ve been to!

- Ryan
 

Cape Town experience

Ryan'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 worried that I might have not enjoy it, and be stuck here for a long time..

What do you think about those fears now?

What do you think about those fears now?

I’m happy I came and I’m Happy I decided to stay as long as I did, instead of doing a shorter internship.

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 really like Cape Town. Its probably the best place I’ve been to!

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?

Definitely!

 

I’m happy I came and I’m Happy I decided to stay as long as I did, instead of doing a shorter internship.

- Ryan

I’m happy I came and I’m Happy I decided to stay as long as I did, instead of doing a shorter internship.

- Ryan

I’m happy I came and I’m Happy I decided to stay as long as I did, instead of doing a shorter internship.

- Ryan

I’m happy I came and I’m Happy I decided to stay as long as I did, instead of doing a shorter internship.

- Ryan

I’m happy I came and I’m Happy I decided to stay as long as I did, instead of doing a shorter internship.

- Ryan

Bridging Gap's service

Ryan'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?

The search was very easy. Lucie was also very quick to respond to my emails.

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 yes. You were always there when we needed to communicate.

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

The support aspect. We see you very regularly, and you are always checking up on us to make sure we are doing alright.

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?

Definitely.

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

I’d recommend that interns use the taxis waiting down town. They are much cheaper than Ubers…

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 expensive when you include accommodation and flights, but just the Bridging Gaps fees, I don’t think are too bad.

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

How has your opinion about the program fees changed after completing your placement?

I thought the bootstrap package was just fine for me. I wouldn’t have needed a different one.

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

What would you say to someone who is considering an internship with Bridging Gaps, but is concerned about the fees?

I say if they can afford it then definitely do it!

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