Programme Career Fields

You can complete a customised internship in more than 25 different career areas, usually with an option to focus on up to 4 different sub-fields in each!

Advertising & Marketing

We collaborate with some of Cape Town’s leading digital marketing agencies, market research firms, direct marketing companies, advertising agencies and marketing consultancy companies. We also facilitate opportunities in a range of inspiring NGO’s that need assistance building their online presence.

Advertising & Marketing programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Advertising, branding

Digital Marketing

Internal Communications

Market Research

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Animal & Wildlife

Develop crucial field skills necessary to start your successful career in conservation and have the chance to work with a diverse range of wildlife including; The Big Five, Cape fur seals, Humpback whales, Great White Sharks and African penguins. We also offer internship opportunities in veterinary clinics where you have the chance to work with cats, dogs and exotic pets.

Animal & Wildlife programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Research

Game reserve work

Veterinary work

Rehabilitation and protection

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Architecture

Demonstrate to future employers that you have a diverse skill set and impressive practical experience by interning at one of Cape Town’s leading architectural firms. We facilitate architecture internship opportunities in both commercial and residential projects as well collaborating with firms that focus on sustainable architecture and design.

Architecture programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Commercial

Interior architecture

Residential

Sustainable design

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Biology

Take a big step towards a successful career with the help of Bridging Gaps. We offer internships in ecology, botany, environmental research and protection, wildlife fieldwork, and medical research. Our Biology internships are the perfect opportunity for you to test out your career field and discover your passions and strengths.

Biology programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Ecology

Botony

Medical

Conservation / Research

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Business

Develop your business skills and intelligence whilst working on innovative and exciting projects! Our business and entrepreneurship internships provide you with the perfect opportunity to develop curial skills you need to succeed in business whilst gaining valuable work experience in a professional and fast paced environment.

Business & Entrepreneurship programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Entrepreneurship

Economic development

HR

Management

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Chemical engineering

Spend time with one of South Africa’s leading engineering firms. We work with employers in gas and oil, energy, food and drink, environmental regulations, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and more. Our chemical engineering internships provide you with the opportunity to gain practical and professional experience in your field and apply your classroom-based knowledge to real-life projects.

Chemical Engineering programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Pharmaceuticals

Energy

Manufacturing

Environmental

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Civil Engineering

Spend time with one of South Africa’s leading engineering firms and gain valuable hands-on experience in civil engineering in areas such as geotechnical, urban planning, transportation, and more. Our engineering internships provide you with the opportunity to apply your classroom taught knowledge to real-life situations whilst building a professional portfolio of work.

Civil Engineering programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Urban and community planning

Structural

Environmental

Water Resources

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Consultancy

Spend time in a fast paced, professional consultancy firm and benefit from the support and guidance of accomplished and experienced colleagues. Our consultancy internships in Cape Town enable you to develop impressive on the job skills that all consultancy recruiters look for, whilst building a professional network of contacts.

Consultancy programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Strategy

Business

Financial

Human Resources

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Digital Marketing

We collaborate with some of Cape Town’s leading digital marketing agencies, market research firms, and a range of inspiring NGO’s that need assistance in building their online presence.

Digital Marketing programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Marketing Strategy

Web Analytics

Social Media Management

Content marketing

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Economic Development

Challenge yourself, work on your personal development, learn from dedicated and passionate colleagues, and assist an inspirational organisation in their work towards economic development and opportunities for underprivileged communities. We partner with a huge range of local organizations in Cape Town that benefit hugely from the assistance of passionate and enthusiastic interns.

Economic Development programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Non-profit

Community development

Business start ups

Mentorship

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Education & Teaching

We facilitate a wide range of exciting and meaningful education and teaching internships in local schools, community centres, care homes and NGO’s in Cape Town. Equip yourself with valuable classroom experience, participate in important community outreach programmes, contribute to the development of the education system in South Africa, assist inspirational local teachers and make a difference in the lives of children who need it the most.

Education & Teaching programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Education policy

School teaching

Sports

Community outreach

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Engineering

Spend time with one of South Africa’s leading engineering firms and gain valuable hands on experience in civil, mechanical, telecommunications, industrial, energy, chemical or electrical engineering. Our engineering internships provide you with the opportunity to apply your classroom taught knowledge to real life situations whilst building a professional portfolio of work.

Engineering programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Mechanical

Electrical

Energy

Industrial

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Environmental Science

Work in some of the most beautiful and diverse conservation settings in the world! Our environmental science internships provide you with the opportunity to develop your fieldwork, research, analytical and identification skills whilst experiencing the incredible natural beauty of the Western Cape in your daily work.

Environmental Science programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Research

Policy

Wildlife protection

Education

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Event Management

Spend time in one of Cape Town’s most innovative and vibrant event management companies and add impressive international work experience to your CV! Our event management internships give you the opportunity to use your creativity to contribute to the seamless delivery of inspiring events, network with influential people and build a professional portfolio of work.

Event Management programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Wedding

Corporate

NGO

Music

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Film & Photography

We collaborate with a variety of successful photographers, film production teams, NGO’s, magazines and fashion companies in Cape Town that provide some incredible film and photography internship opportunities. Our internships give you the chance to gain an important insight into the realities of working in film or photography, whilst learning from experienced and accomplished professionals in your field.

Film & Photography programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Film

Photography

Fashion

NGO work

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Finance & Banking

Gain valuable and practical work experience in a financial service provider that has been handpicked for you based on your personal and professional goals. Our finance and banking internships in Cape Town enable you to try your hand at a number of different finance roles whilst developing industry specific skills and applying your theoretical knowledge in a corporate environment.

Finance & Banking programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Banking

Investment banking

Auditing

Accounting

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Graphic Design

Completing a graphic design internship in Cape Town will enable you to gain valuable hands-on experience and increase your proficiency with design programs. You'll learn how to work with clients, build an important portfolio of work and get to use your creativity to contribute to a range of exciting projects. 

Graphic Design programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Web and mobile

Brand identity and logo

Packaging

Print

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Hospitality

Intern at a dynamic and vibrant company in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world! Our hospitality and tourism internships allow you to discover where your passions and strengths lie whilst gaining exciting hands on work experience in an establishment of your choice. We collaborate with backpackers, hotels, guest houses, travel companies and tour operators in the incredible city of Cape Town.

Hospitality programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Tour operators

Food and Beverage

Hotel management and operations

Guiding

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Human Rights

Challenge yourself, work on your personal development, learn from dedicated and passionate colleagues and assist an inspirational organisation in their work towards social justice and the promotion of human rights. Our human rights internships give you the chance to make a genuine difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of South African society whilst gaining a valuable insight into what daily life working for NGOs or advocacy organisations is really like.

Human Rights programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Social justice, Refugee work

Women’s rights

Healthcare

Youth empowerment

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Interior Design

Gain exciting work experience in one of Cape Town’s most prestigious design firms and develop your creative, technical and client service skills. Our design internships provide you with the opportunity to work on original and dynamic projects whilst benefitting from professional mentorship and training. This is the perfect chance for you to use your creativity and take inspiration from the colours and culture of Cape Town!

Interior Design programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Residential

Product design

Commercial

Sustainable design

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

International Trade

Kick start your successful career in international trade by gaining professional work experience in one of Cape Town’s leading international trade companies. Participating in one of our international trade internships is the perfect way to demonstrate to future employers that you have a real understanding of how cultures, values and governmental laws can impact trade on a global scale.

International Trade programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Trade law/policy

Sales

Market research

Trade regulation

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Journalism

We facilitate a variety of stimulating journalism internships in print Journalism, TV and Radio. Journalism interns will gain an insight into the underlying values of the media in Cape Town and will be able to use their research, analytical, storytelling and writing skills to contribute to demanding and exciting projects. Grab this chance to have your work published and broaden your horizons today!

Journalism programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

TV

Radio

Print

NGO

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Law & Policy

Our law and public policy internships are the perfect opportunity for students and recent graduates to explore their interests and make more informed decisions about the type of law they would like to pursue in their future career. We facilitate law and public policy internships in a variety of legal settings and as an intern you will have the chance to collaborate with clients, government officials and attorneys.

Law & Policy programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

NGO / Social Justice

Policy

Working with ex prisoners

Attorneys

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Medical & Healthcare

Enjoy an incredibly rewarding internship experience in a healthcare setting of your choice. Our medical and public healthcare internships provide you with the opportunity to expand your knowledge, gain exposure to diverse medical cases, learn from highly experienced specialists and contribute tremendously to the Public Health system of South Africa.

Medical & Healthcare programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Clinical observation

Nursing

Physiotherapy/ OT/ Speech Therapy

Research

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

NGO & NPO

We partner with a huge range of inspiring local NGO’s and NPO’s in Cape Town that benefit hugely from the assistance of passionate and enthusiastic interns. Our NGO and NPO internships provide you with the opportunity to work on incredibly meaningful projects and make an important impact in the lives of some of the most desperately in need people and animals in South Africa.

NGO & NPO programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Wildlife

Community development

Healthcare

Youth work

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Psychology

Gain practical experience to supplement your classroom knowledge while supporting vulnerable members of the community. We collaborate with clinical practices, children’s homes and shelters, NGO’s, community centres, schools, hospitals, and many more inspiring local organisations.

Psychology programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Clinical

Counselling

Research

NGO and community focus

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Public Health

We work with some amazing NGO's and NPO's that provide crucial health care education and support to some of Cape Town's most vulnerable communities. Use your skills and experience to contribute to meaningful health-related projects, learn about the challenges of healthcare systems in developing countries, work alongside inspiring professionals and make a positive impact in communities in desperate need of help. 

Public Health programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Public education

Disease prevention

Research

Nutrition and overall wellness

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Public Relations

Spend time in one of Cape Town’s leading PR agencies and develop industry specific skills and expertise that graduate employers look for. Our PR internships are the perfect platform to build an impressive portfolio of professional work samples whilst making influential international contacts.

Public Relations programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Engagement

Stakeholder

Influencer Outreach

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Social & Youth

We collaborate with some incredible local organisations including NGO’s, care facilities and schools to provide a variety of meaningful social work and youth development internships. Our social work and youth development programmes are the perfect opportunity for you to build relationships with amazing children who are desperately in need of your support and care, whilst gaining practical experience to help you further your career.

Social & Youth programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Social work

ECD

Youth empowerment

Childcare

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Sustainable Development

Spend time with a leading sustainable development organisation, overseeing multiple city-wide sustainability projects and build your work-experience portfolio in the sustainable development industry. We collaborate with engineering firms, NGO’s, research institutes, consultancy firms and renewable energy companies.

Sustainable Development programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Renewable energy

Consultancy

Community development

Engineering

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Tourism

Intern at a dynamic and vibrant company in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world! Our tourism internships allow you to discover where your passions and strengths lie whilst gaining exciting hands-on work experience in a tourism company of your choice in the incredible city of Cape Town.

Tourism programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Guiding

Adventure tours

Reservations

General management

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Web Development & Programming

We collaborate with some of Cape Town’s leading web development companies, exciting start-up firms and established freelancers. As an intern in this field you could be involved in; website development, responsive design, SEO, coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), and analytics.

Web Development programmes available:

CareerFocus options:

Responsive design

Website development

Analytics

Coding

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

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