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.
The best Public Relations 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.
Pursuing a public relations internship enables you to gain relevant, professional work experience whilst building up valuable examples of professional-quality work.
We collaborate with some of the leading PR agencies in Cape Town in which interns can gain experience in a fast paced, professional environment, as well as some amazing NGO’s in need of PR interns and communications assistance.
As an intern in this field you could be involved in; creating engaging content, building relationships with current or prospective clients, creating and distributing press releases, utilizing your host organisations social media channels, building media lists and databases, conducting market analysis research and coordinating and attending company events.
Read on for a full overview of the best PR internships in Africa
Here's what you can expect from the programme in a nutshell!
Of course, the list is much longer - but these are the skills our intern alumni reported back that they grew in the most!
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We managed to grab some detailed interviews from previous interns on this programme, you can click on them below.
What might your programme in this career field look like? Here's how it has typically shaped up for our alumni!
Arrival & orientation. Introduction to Cape Town, your accommodation and your internship host organisation and colleagues.
Get stuck into your public relations internship placement and establish yourself with your organisation. Come to our free social events.
Enjoy a great work-life balance, getting out and about to see the sites alongside working hard on your internship.
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!
Now you're flying (metaphorically) at work, you'll be more and more autonomous. Expect to pick up even more challenges!
Internship is going swimmingly, now go and do something crazy like swimming with some great white sharks or abseiling off of a mountain.
Regularly enjoy the benefits of Cape Town and at work, gather materials needed for portfolio (e.g. references from us and provider).
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)
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...
Experience, new contacts, better understudying of the real world
Being originally from Cape Town has made me aware of the obstacles that stand in our path to become a progressive human rights culture. I believe this internship will provide me with first-hand knowledge and experience about the social inequalities, violence, corruption and high unemployment rate that plague our beautiful country. I believe the theoretical knowledge I have acquired at the University of Groningen through my International Relations Master program will offer new insights to issues and use it to build creative ideas. I am largely specialized and interested in illicit trade, drug and human trafficking, community management and corruption.
What makes our internship programmes a worthwhile investment? Here's a swift overview of what you can expect!
We have two primary programmes to suit your needs. In some instances we also offer virtual placements.
You can come for as long as you need without paying any extra fees.You'll receive the same level of support.
We are 100% on your side. We guarantee every aspect of your trip with unrivalled promises.
Need to focus on a precise niche or two? No problem! Your programme can focus on your specialist areas.
We'll help you engage with the culture and personal benefits of being in a foreign country.
Save on travel and accommodation costs, pay a far lower fee. All while building your professional network.
We will handle all aspects of academic accreditation, including direct liaison with your tutors and academic staff.
We will write full reference letters for your placement(s) to optimise future employers' first impression of you.
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.
Willingness to learn and professional drive Understanding of the different social networks Excellent verbal and written communication skills Passion and hard work ethic Creative thinker Well organized and able to work with deadlines
Creative Good writing skills A confident speaker Good knowledge of different social media channels
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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.
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'.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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We've answered some specific questions about this internship programme below.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, market knowledge, research, business acumen, strategic thinking, organisation, effective planning and presentation skills.
When preparing for your internship it's always helpful to do some background research on your host organisation. Understanding their brand, services and clientele will make for a good impression and lay a great foundation for success in your internship.
As a PR intern you could be involved in; creating engaging content, building relationships with current or prospective clients, creating and distributing press releases, utilizing your host organisations social media channels, building media lists and databases, conducting market analysis research, coordinating and attending company events.
PR interns will learn key skills such as; communication, project management, attention to detail, social media management, research, SEO and time management skills. We collaborate with some of the leading PR agencies in Cape Town through which interns can gain experience in a fast-paced professional environment.
There are a lot of useful tips to consider when preparing for a marketing interview. It is always a great idea to do some background research on the company, their branding and message, their clients, and any other useful information available. Knowing basic information about the company before an interview shows your initiative and helps you stand out against other candidates.
On completing a marketing internship, one can expect to gain a large range of both hard and soft skills. The most valuable takeaway of course is the practical experience which employers look for, as well as references which you can pass along to them. Some of the hard skills one could acquire would include research, data analysis, SEO, SEM, and more.
This depends on your internship organisation and their current projects and clients. PR interns can expect to be involved in some of the following tasks; drafting press releases, social media management, SEO, writing articles, meeting with clients, writing blog posts, conducting market research, creating media pitches and assisting with administrative tasks.
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