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The ultimate guide to paid v unpaid internships

The debate During the last decade or so, we have seen a shift in public opinion when it comes to unpaid internships. The narrative has changed somewhat – where unpaid internships were, in general, regarded as valuable experiential learning opportunities, they are now viewed more critically and in many instances contextualised as exploitative. Through increased awareness of the right to …

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Why choose Cape Town, South Africa for your Environmental Science internship?

Environmental science is an exciting interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences to study the natural world and to come up with solutions to our most pressing environmental problems. The field of environmental science includes a variety of sub-disciplines including ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanography, limnology, geology, soil science, and atmospheric sciences. Environmental …

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Six steps to prepare for a summer 2020 internship abroad

So you’re looking for an internship abroad for summer 2020? This article will help you to find the best internship abroad and make the most of your experience.  Heads up, if you need help we’re ready to find your internship abroad in 2020. Travelling in general can be a bit daunting. You are never quite sure what to expect from …

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Law and public policy internships: How to ensure entry into a graduate programme or landing your first job in the legal profession

When considering whether to further your law studies or apply for your first position in the legal profession, it becomes important to be able to demonstrate to a future employer or legal educational institution your knowledge of the law, practical skills and general capacity to operate in a legal environment. A legal internship provides the opportunity to increase your knowledge …

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How an internship in Cape Town can start your career in journalism.

Some of the fundamental journalistic skills are news gathering, interviewing, writing, and creating stories. A journalist needs to understand the way the news is produced and consumed and must have the capacity to produce writing that is both accurate and engaging.  Journalists are not only able to write clearly and effectively, they can also present facts in an interesting way …

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Interning locally or abroad: How do I know which is right for me?

If you’re considering doing an internship, you’ve probably come across many an article talking about the benefits of travelling and completing an internship abroad.  To be sure, there are indeed many real benefits. If you choose to intern abroad, you will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, to broaden your horizons and possibly develop new language …

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The 10 Best Cities for a Human Rights Internship

If you’re considering an internship or a career in the field of human rights, you are sure to come across an array of different possible locations, specialisation areas, organisations and international institutions. In this article, we help narrow down your search by highlighting the best cities for a human rights internship. These locations offer many possibilities and considering each of …

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How to Choose an Internship Provider: 5 Steps

So, you have weighed up the pros and cons and have decided to find an internship placement abroad. Choosing the right internship can strengthen your resume, allow you to acquire essential skills, build your network, and provide you with a meaningful personal experience. The process of choosing the right internship provider, however, can be daunting and involves many questions. Where …

How an Internship in Cape Town Can Set You on the Right Career Path

There are many reasons why an international internship is worth taking on. Having the experience of working abroad can help set you apart from the rest of the competition. Immersing yourself in the culture, language and traditions of a different country can open up your eyes to new possibilities and give you a new perspective.  Interning in another country can …