Event Management Internship Programmes

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.

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The best Event Management Internship Programmes in Africa?

The best event management 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.

We facilitate a wide range of exciting event management internships in some of Cape Town’s most up and coming, vibrant companies.  Opportunities are available in the fields of tourism, corporate, film, music, wedding and NGO work.

Gaining hands on experience in the field of event management is essential, and all the organisations we work with, want to give you the opportunity to build on your skills and use your creativity to contribute to the seamless delivery of inspiring events.

As an events management intern you could be involved in planning and delivering conferences, cultural events, exhibitions, fundraising events, music festivals, parties, weddings or product launches.  Internship responsibilities could include liaising with clients, creating proposals, researching venues and suppliers, assisting marketing, managing pre-event planning and assisting with coordination during the event.

Read on for a full overview of the best event management internships in Africa.

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Event Management Internship Programme Overview

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

Event Management Internship Key Skills:

  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Interpersonal
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation and budget management
  • Project management
  • Problem solving
  • IT skills

Academic & Career Benefits

  • Gain hands on experience in the field of events management and kick start your successful career.
  • Demonstrate to future employers that you are passionate, adaptable and driven by gaining professional, international work experience.
  • Build an impressive portfolio of work to use in future job applications.
  • Benefit from the guidance of experienced professionals and use their ideas to inspire your future work.

Ideal Internship Applicant

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in English.
  • A creative and innovative thinker.
  • Some previous experience in planning or facilitating events would be beneficial.

Programme highlights:

  • Use your skills and creativity to help create and facilitate rewarding events.
  • Develop impressive skills to add to your CV and market yourself successfully to future employers.
  • Create a professional portfolio of work to take with you to job interviews.
  • Gain valuable work experience in the dynamic and vibrant city of Cape Town.
  • Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime and make life long friends!

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 Event Management internship

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

Marketing skills
Organization skills
Project Management
Problem Solving
Time management
Technical knowledge
Negotiation
Budgeting

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Event Management internship programme reviews & ratings

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

Cape Town is by far my favourite city in the world and I cannot wait to return. Thank you Bridging Gaps for all your help and for giving me an adventure of a lifetime!
Chloe Astin
Post Graduate
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A hypothetical Event Management 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 event management 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 Event Management 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...

Kendall
United States
I hope to create experiences people will never forget in a variety of event venues.
Johanna
Germany
I hope to gain work experience and get to know a relevant field of work
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
Arthur
France
I hope to gain experience, to put into practice what I have learned so far and also to improve my English level .
Madeline
Australia
Looking to gain valuable industry skills
Jaylan
United Kingdom
I would like to be apart of an internship programme related to my interests of media production. This is a great opportunity for me to communicate and adapt in new environments. I hope to gain as much knowledge as I can but also to explore the world whilst doing what I love; media. This experience would benefit me on multiple levels from professional communications, to gaining my own independence.
Mandisa
United Kingdom
I'm hoping to increase my knowledge of how the event sector works. Also to see how events are run internationally.
Wahed
United Kingdom
Seeking to obtain a challenging internship in a company that enables me to utilise my academic knowledge and interpersonal skills. whose opportunity would enable me to grow personally and professionally as well as firmly contribute towards the aims of the organisation.
Camille
France
I hope to gather experience and widen my personal horizon.
Leena
United Kingdom
I hope to gain transferable employment skills alongside helping by working to improve conditions of improvised areas.
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Event Management 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 Event Management 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.

Event Planning and Coordinating Assistant

A creative thinker A basic understanding of events A strong interest in design and event trends Previous customer service or client relations experience would be beneficial

The Organisation: A boutique events agency that designs and coordinates corporate functions, parties, charity events and weddings.
Keywords: Event planning, Events management, Customer service, Event promotion, Internship
Event Planning and Coordinator Assistant

A creative thinker A basic understanding of events A strong interest in design and event trends Previous customer service or client relations experience would be beneficial

The Organisation: A boutique events agency that designs and coordinates corporate functions, parties, charity events and weddings.
Keywords: Event planning, Event management, Client management, Event promotion, 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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Event Management 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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FAQ
Event Management Internship Programmes FAQs

We've answered some specific questions about this internship programme below.

Will I have to plan and facilitate an event on my own?

Absolutely not!  All the local companies we work with provide excellent support and guidance for their interns and you will be working alongside a team of experienced professionals.

What types of events will I get to work on?

This depends on your internship organisation which we match you up with based on your personal interests and goals.  As an events management intern you could be involved in planning and delivering conferences, cultural events, exhibitions, fundraising events, music festivals, parties, weddings or product launches and opportunities are available in weddings, music, corporate, film, tourism and NGO work.

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