Sarah Hieber: Tourism internship programme review and rating.

In 2017, Sarah completed an 5 week internship programme with Bridging Gaps in the amazing city of Cape Town, South Africa. The primary career area of Sarah's internship programme was Tourism.


Overview of Sarah's internship programme:

South Africa
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Here's how Sarah rated the different aspects of her Tourism internship programme.

Overall Rating: 10/10

Sarah's detailed review of her experience.

Placement & programme experience
Location experience
Bridging Gaps' services & support experience
Placement & Programme
What were your reasons for wanting to complete in ?

What kind of internship experience were you initially looking for?

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

Did you receive sufficient levels of supervision and guidance from your colleagues at your host organisation?

Were you given adequate responsibilities during your internship?

Did taking part in your internship challenge you and help develop your skills?

Do you feel that you were given the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your local host organisation?

Overall, was this international internship a worthwhile experience that will help you achieve your career goals?

What fears did you have before coming to with Bridging Gaps?

What do you think about those fears now?

After spending some time in the city, what is your impression of with Bridging Gaps?

Would you recommend as a worthwhile and enjoyable place to visit?

Service & Support
Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently? E.g. placement search, communications, mentoring?

How was your experience of Bridging Gaps while you were on the ground in ?

What was the best feature of the Bridging Gaps service?

Did Bridging Gaps help you prepare for your trip sufficiently? E.g. placement search, communications, mentoring?

Would you recommend pursuing in with us to other people?

In what ways could our internship programmes be improved?

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

Having completed your placement and had the experiences you've have, what do you think about the fees now?

What would you say to someone that is considering an internship here but is concerned about the fees?

Anything else you would like to add?

The process of organizing my internship and the communication with Bridging Gaps before I came to Cape Town was very uncomplicated and professional. The whole process of contacting them until they found the perfect internship for me did not even take one week.

Due to the fact that It was my first time visiting Cape Town I was very excited and a little nervous about what would expect me there. With their warm and friendly welcome at the airport my mentors took away all my nervousness. I felt comfortable and well looked after from the very first moment on.

They provided me a phone with a local SIM card, gave me useful tips on how I could spend my first days in Cape Town and accompanied me to my accommodation and my working place.

During my internship I was in close contact with my mentors and they always wanted to make sure if everything's okay or if they could do anything for me. I really appreciate the way they took care of me.

If you're planning on doing an internship here and are looking for a company to arrange it for you, I can highly recommend you doing it with Bridging Gaps!

I met so many great people and totally fell in love with Cape Town. This was my first but definitely not my last time in this beautiful country and I'm happy that I made the right choice!

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Tourism Internship Programmes

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 an establishment of your choice. We collaborate with various travel companies and tour operators in the incredible city of Cape Town.

Internship Focus Options:


Adventure tours


General management

Tourism Internship Programmes
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