Internship Programmes

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 & Communications Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Advertising, branding

Digital Marketing

Internal Communications

Market Research

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Advertising, Marketing & Communications Internship Programmes

Animal & Wildlife Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Research

Game reserve work

Veterinary work

Rehabilitation and protection

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Animal & Wildlife Internship Programmes

Architecture Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Commercial

Interior architecture

Residential

Sustainable design

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Architecture Internship Programmes

Biology Internship Programmes Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Ecology

Botony

Medical

Conservation / Research

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Biology Internship Programmes Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Entrepreneurship

Economic development

HR

Management

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Programme

Chemical Engineering Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Pharmaceuticals

Energy

Manufacturing

Environmental

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Chemical Engineering Internship Programmes

Civil Engineering Internship Programmes

Spend time with one of South Africa’s leading civil engineering firms and gain valuable hands on experience in community planning, structural, geotechnical, construction, water or transport engineering. Our civil engineering internships provide you with the opportunity to apply your classroom taught knowledge to real life situations whilst building a professional portfolio of work.

CareerFocus options:

Urban and community planning

Structural

Environmental

Water Resources

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Civil Engineering Internship Programmes

Consultancy Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Strategy

Business

Financial

Human Resources

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Consultancy Internship Programmes

Digital Marketing Internship Programmes

We collaborate with some of Cape Town’s leading digital marketing agencies, as well as a range of inspiring NGO’s that need assistance building their online presence. Gain practical and highly sought after skills through our unique digital marketing opportunities.

CareerFocus options:

Marketing Strategy

Web Analytics

Social Media Management

Content marketing

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Digital Marketing Internship Programmes

Economic Development Internship Programmes

We collaborate with grass-root NGO’s that support and educate local communities on sustainable living, entrepreneurship, economic growth and development. We also work with research institutes, policy organisations and government departments that work towards supporting and improving the economy at a local, regional, and national level.

CareerFocus options:

Non-profit

Community development

Business start ups

Mentorship

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Economic Development Internship Programmes

Education & Teaching Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Education policy

School teaching

Sports

Community outreach

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Education & Teaching Internship Programmes

Engineering Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Mechanical

Electrical

Energy

Industrial

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Engineering Internship Programmes

Environmental Science Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Research

Policy

Wildlife protection

Education

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Environmental Science Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Wedding

Corporate

NGO

Music

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Event Management Internship Programmes

Film & Photography Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Film

Photography

Fashion

NGO work

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Film & Photography Internship Programmes

Finance & Banking Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Banking

Investment banking

Auditing

Accounting

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Finance & Banking Internship Programmes

Graphic Design

Spend time in an exciting design company in Cape Town and increase your exposure to new skills in an ever evolving industry. Our diverse and stimulating design internships will improve your techniques and technical knowledge and help you stand out from the crowd to future employers.

CareerFocus options:

Web and mobile

Brand identity and logo

Packaging

Print

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Graphic Design

Hospitality Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Tour operators

Food and Beverage

Hotel management and operations

Guiding

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Hospitality Internship Programmes

Human Rights Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Social justice, Refugee work

Women’s rights

Healthcare

Youth empowerment

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Human Rights Internship Programmes

Interior Design Internship Programmes

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!

CareerFocus options:

Residential

Product design

Commercial

Sustainable design

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Interior Design Internship Programmes

International Trade Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Trade law/policy

Sales

Market research

Trade regulation

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

International Trade Internship Programmes

Journalism Internship Programmes

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!

CareerFocus options:

TV

Radio

Print

NGO

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Journalism Internship Programmes

Law & Public Policy Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

NGO / Social Justice

Policy

Working with ex prisoners

Attorneys

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Law & Public Policy Internship Programmes

Medicine & Healthcare Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Clinical observation

Nursing

Physiotherapy/ OT/ Speech Therapy

Research

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Medicine & Healthcare Internship Programmes

NGO & NPO Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Wildlife

Community development

Healthcare

Youth work

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

NGO & NPO Internship Programmes

Psychology Internship Programmes

Gain practical experience to supplement your classroom knowledge iwhile 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.

CareerFocus options:

Clinical

Counselling

Research

NGO and community focus

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Psychology Internship Programmes

Public Health Internship Programmes

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

CareerFocus options:

Public education

Disease prevention

Research

Nutrition and overall wellness

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Public Health Internship Programmes

Public Relations Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Engagement

Stakeholder

Influencer Outreach

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Public Relations Internship Programmes

Social Work & Youth Development Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Social work

ECD

Youth empowerment

Childcare

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Social Work & Youth Development Internship Programmes

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.

CareerFocus options:

Renewable energy

Consultancy

Community development

Engineering

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Sustainable Development

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.

CareerFocus options:

Guiding

Adventure tours

Reservations

General management

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Tourism Internship Programmes

Web Development & Programming Internship Programmes

We collaborate with some of Cape Town’s leading marketing and web development companies, as well as facilitate opportunities in a range of inspiring NGO’s that need assistance building their online presence.As an intern in this field you could be involved in; website development, responsive design, SEO, coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), and analytics.

CareerFocus options:

Responsive design

Website development

Analytics

Coding

Attendance Options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Web Development & Programming Internship Programmes

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