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.

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The best Public Relations Internship Programmes in Africa?

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


Public Relations Internship Programme Overview

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

Public Relations Internship Key Skills:

  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Creativity
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • International awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • SEO
  • Time management

Academic & Career Benefits

  • Boost your CV with professional, international work experience.
  • Build a professional network of influential contacts.
  • Challenge yourself and develop key skills needed to kick start your successful career in PR.
  • Build an impressive portfolio of professional work.
  • Develop relevant skills and expertise that graduate employers look for.
  • Explore your strengths and passions and make more informed career decisions.

Ideal Internship Applicant

  • Proficient in English.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Confident and good interpersonal skills.

Programme highlights:

  • Gain experience in a fast paced professional environment.
  • Discover where your passions and strengths lie.
  • Intern at one of Cape Town’s leading PR agencies.
  • Benefit from mentorship from experienced professionals in your field.
  • Live and socialise with like-minded people looking for an adventure of a life time.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Completed (or will have completed) A2-Levels or equivalent
  • Minimum of 4 weeks duration, no maximum
  • Not a resident of South Africa


Skills you'll hone through your Public Relations internship

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

Project Management
International Awareness
Attention to detail
Social Media


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Public Relations internship programme reviews & ratings

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

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If you have never been to Cape Town before or if you are travelling alone or if this is the first time you are considering an internship abroad, I’d really recommend paying for the extra services because you get so so much out of it.
Emilia Ujejski
Post Graduate

A hypothetical Public Relations 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.

Internship Programmes South Africa - Hypothetical week 1
Internship Programmes South Africa - Hypothetical week 2

Week Two

Get stuck into your public relations 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.

Internship Programmes South Africa - Hypothetical week 3
Internship Programmes South Africa - Hypothetical week 4

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!


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).


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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Public Relations 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.


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.


Current Public Relations 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.

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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.


Public Relations 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.


one-off, fixed

Bespoke programme

Backed by 4
concrete promises



one-off, fixed

Comprehensive support

Visa & travel assist

Accommodation assistance

Social events & excursions

... and lots more



one-off, fixed

Tailored Search

Ongoing support
& mentoring

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Public Relations Internship Programmes FAQs

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

What skills are needed for public relations?

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, market knowledge, research, business acumen, strategic thinking, organisation, effective planning and presentation skills. 

How do I prepare for a PR internship?

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.

What does a PR intern do?

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.

What can one learn from a PR internship?

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.

How do I prepare for a marketing internship interview?

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.

What do you gain from a marketing internship?

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. 

What type of work will I be doing for my PR internship?

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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Public Relations Internship Programmes

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