Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Programme

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.

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The best Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Programme in Africa?

The best business and entrepreneurship internships in Cape Town?

We think so. We pride ourselves on delivering customised internship placements and on the ground support that offer life-changing, valuable professional experiences.

The competition for graduate business roles is becoming increasingly fierce and completing an international internship will help you stand out from the crowd whilst developing your business intelligence and skills.

Our business internships in Cape Town provide you with the opportunity to work on innovative and exciting projects, use your existing skills to solve problems and suggest methods for change, explore a variety of specializations and receive valuable mentorship.

Although this category is extremely broad, some of the specific roles you could gain experience in are; marketing and sales, business administration, entrepreneurship, trading, project management, merchandising, IT, strategic analysis and business development.

Read on for a full overview of the best business and entrepreneurship internships in Africa.

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Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Programme Overview

Here's what you can expect from the programme in a nutshell!

Academic & Career Benefits

  • Develop crucial skills you need to succeed in business.
  • Build a professional network of contacts
  • Demonstrate to future employers that you understand the challenges of business on an international scale.
  • Gain professional experience in a fast paced environment.
  • Market yourself successfully to future employers.

Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Key Skills:

  • Sales
  • Market awareness and the identification of new trends
  • Marketing
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Social networking
  • Communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation

Ideal Internship Applicant

  • A strong interest in business, sales or entrepreneurship.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in English.

Programme highlights:

  • Gain international, professional work experience in an emerging global economy.
  • Enhance your academic, career and personal development.
  • Gain a greater understanding of how business works in a different country.
  • Enjoy all the amazing activities and attractions Cape Town is home to.
  • Have an unforgettable experience!

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Completed (or will have completed) A2-Levels or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 weeks duration, no maximum
  • Not a resident of South Africa

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Skills you'll hone through your Business & Entrepreneurship internship

Of course, the list is much longer - but these are the skills our intern alumni reported back that they grew in the most!

Sales
Identifying customer needs
Marketing skills
Social networking
Communication
Strategic planning
Risk assessment
Time management
Creative thinking

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Business & Entrepreneurship internship programme reviews & ratings

We managed to grab some detailed interviews from previous interns on this programme, you can click on them below.

Yeah definitely, going through Bridging Gaps made things very easy, they took me to work on my first day, the housing was good and getting to work was all good.
Luisa Siegel
Undergraduate
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A hypothetical Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Programme

What might your programme in this career field look like? Here's how it has typically shaped up for our alumni!

Week One

Arrival & orientation. Introduction to Cape Town, your accommodation and your internship host organisation and colleagues.

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Week Two

Get stuck into your business & entrepreneurship internship placement and establish yourself with your organisation. Come to our free social events.

Week Three

Enjoy a great work-life balance, getting out and about to see the sites alongside working hard on your internship.

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Week Four

Pick up more responsibility in your internship as you prove your capability. Enjoy regular activities in Cape Town outside of work. Come to another social!

Week Five

Now you're flying (metaphorically) at work, you'll be more and more autonomous. Expect to pick up even more challenges!

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Week Six

Internship is going swimmingly, now go and do something crazy like swimming with some great white sharks or abseiling off of a mountain.

Week Seven

Regularly enjoy the benefits of Cape Town and at work, gather materials needed for portfolio (e.g. references from us and provider).

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Week Eight

Putting the finishing touches to your internship and gathering feedback from us and your internship provider for use in your academic / career portfolio. Finalise paperwork for university (if needed)

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Why others apply for Business & Entrepreneurship internship programmes

Here's what others said when they applied. Some of these people came just for this career area, some mixed it with other career fields too...

Rotimi
United Kingdom
I hope to learn more about environmental science with my interest in environmental conservative, I will be looking forward to gain more experience about my vision to promote enactment of laws and regulations that ensures environment protection and conservation including wildlife. Also to have more knowledge on sustainable development which will increase my chances of learning the sustainability of all the skills I will be acquiring and to be able to apply it. My passion for environment has makes me to involve in volunteering which makes me want to learn more about the NGO in other to promote environmental remediation in the society.
Michalis
United Kingdom
I want to gain valuable skills that can be used in both creative and technical roles. I want to gain experience working in the workplace in order to become a good entrepreneur
Robert
United States
My career goal is to launch an ethical ESG (environmental, social, and governance) emerging market investment firm to generate profits for investors and foster sustainable growth and prosperity in developing countries. I have a wealth of finance experience (MS in Finance from Vanderbilt University, 5+ years of front office investment banking experience, and am a CFA, etc.), but do have sustainability experience. This year, I will be going back for my 2-year full-time MBA at Northwestern University, where I will study impact investing and sustainability. Before entering school, I would like to complete a pre-MBA summer internship in impact investing or sustainability (preferably in Africa), so I can acquire a background in these areas before studying and pursuing professional opportunities in the them.
Mahdi
Lebanon
I hope to gain some experience and to know more about the business and economic field
James
United Kingdom
Having already been on an internship abroad to Vietnam, I have only become more keen to experience a completely new country and culture while also working. After researching more about the internship, it seems like the perfect fit to help develop my skills in business and marketing in particular, allowing me to come back to the 4th year of my degree with a stronger background of working within the subject. Cape Town itself seems like an amazing place and the sort of place I'd want to spend all summer, meet new people and come away with unforgettable memories.
Raemen
United States
I am in the process of applying for internships and I came across Bridging Gaps in Cape Town. It struck out to me due to its vast inclusivity of all subjects which caters to a huge variety of students. Being a Biology as well as Economics major, my main goal is to be able to gain an all rounded experience of finance as well as Biology and apply my mixed knowledge in whatever job I undertake in the future.
Joseph
United Kingdom
I hope to gain experience in the fields of finance and business in order to secure a place in a business school in 2022. I also want to learn more about South Africa and discover sub-saharan Africa.
Arthur
France
I hope to gain experience, to put into practice what I have learned so far and also to improve my English level .
Faith
United States
I'm hoping to use creativity and design to sustainably improve the places I go through volunteer work.
Rafael
Spain
I hope to learn and enhance my abilities. I want to experience a different culture and gain access to new oppotunities
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Business & Entrepreneurship internship programme features

What makes our internship programmes a worthwhile investment? Here's a swift overview of what you can expect!

Choice of two programmes

We have two primary programmes to suit your needs. In some instances we also offer virtual placements.

Unlimited duration as standard

You can come for as long as you need without paying any extra fees.You'll receive the same level of support.

Backed by concrete promises

We are 100% on your side. We guarantee every aspect of your trip with unrivalled promises.

Career
Focus

Need to focus on a precise niche or two? No problem! Your programme can focus on your specialist areas.

Immersive cultural experience

We'll help you engage with the culture and personal benefits of being in a foreign country.

Virtual placements

Save on travel and accommodation costs, pay a far lower fee. All while building your professional network.

Academia friendly

We will handle all aspects of academic accreditation, including direct liaison with your tutors and academic staff.

Future career friendly

We will write full reference letters for your placement(s) to optimise future employers' first impression of you.

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Current Business & Entrepreneurship Job Openings

Here are some current or recent internship job opportunities in this career area. We do not publish all openings - so please contact us to hear about others.

Business Development and Consulting Assistant

Innovative thinker and excellent communication skills Passion for small business and start up development Keen interest in following market and industry trends A background or studies in business, business or related field would be advantageous

The Organisation: An agency who aims to equip entrepreneurs with practical tools, networks and mentorship to establish their own sustainable and successful businesses.
Keywords: Business development, Consulting, Sustainable business, Strategic development, Internship
Business Start Up and Development Intern

Innovative thinker and excellent communication skills A keen interest in business and entrepreneurship and tracking market trends A background or studies in business, business or related field would be advantageous

The Organisation: An agency who aims to equip entrepreneurs with practical tools, networks and mentorship to establish their own sustainable and successful businesses.
Keywords: Business strategy, Internship
Technology Integrations and Business Strategy Intern

Creative and innovative thinker Solution-focused Keen business acumen Currently studying or graduate in business, business management, IT or other relevant fields would be beneficial

The Organisation: A technology provider which offers fully customized design and content services to digitize work spaces for local and international clients.
Keywords: Business strategy, technology, business solutions, digital, Internship
Business Consultancy Assistant

A resourceful and creative thinker Solution-focused Currently studying or a graduate in business, business management or a related area.

The Organisation: An established local consultancy firm that assists companies in creating solutions for business inefficiencies. The reputable firm has a large portfolio of both local and international clients.
Keywords: Business Consultancy, Business Development, Client relationship management, Internship

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A straightforward process

We have worked very hard to streamline our process to make your experience easy, fun and highly rewarding personally and professionally. Flick through the steps below, or read about our process in more detail.

Introduce yourself to our friendly team

Getting your dream internship all starts with you saying hello! Just pop your details into our enquiry form and we'll reach out to schedule a conversation with you that we call a 'discovery call'.

Ask questions & learn how we can help

In your discovery call, you can ask us any questions you still have. We'll talk about your options in the career fields you've told us you're interested in to help you imagine your placement and decide if our service is right for you.

Complete your programme application

If everything sounds good to you, complete your application to put into words your dream programme. This forms the basis of the 'design' of your customised placement and will be the primary framework against which we validate potentially suitable opportunities.

We'll source you the best opportunities

We maintain a large and varied network of the best organisations in Cape Town. We will identify the best potential fits for your programme goals and preferences and reach out on your behalf to assess those organisations for suitability (learn about their current projects and initiatives).

Prepare and plan for your experience

Once you've confirmed which placement offer you prefer, we'll start helping you plan the rest of your trip. We'll book your accommodation, help with your travel arrangements and provide extensive advice and information on how to get ready for your time in Cape Town. Your Bridging Gaps mentor will be on hand to make sure you're fully prepared for your placement.

Maximise your experience & learning

Finally, every member of our team will move mountains to make sure you get what you came for and MORE! It's essential to us that you're safe, you're learning and growing in confidence and developing the most important skills for your future career.

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Business & Entrepreneurship internship programme cost

Our programme fees are shown below, for a full description of our service offering please click to view the programme or a side-to-side comparison.

Bootstrap

£
995
one-off, fixed

Bespoke programme

Backed by 4
concrete promises

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Concierge

£
1495
one-off, fixed

Comprehensive support

Visa & travel assist

Accommodation assistance

Social events & excursions

... and lots more

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Virtual

£
395
one-off, fixed

Tailored Search

Ongoing support
& mentoring

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