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.

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The best Web Development & Programming Internship Programmes in Africa?

The best web development 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.

With the way in which technology is growing and the continuing shift to ecommerce, it comes as no surprise that developers are in high demand! Pursuing an internship in web development will enable you to compete in a job market where recruiters want practical experience. You’ll have the chance to use your creativity to work on exciting projects whilst receiving technical mentorship in a professional environment.

As an intern in this field you could be involved in; website development, responsive design, SEO, coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), and analytics. 

Read on for a full overview of the best web development internships in Africa.


Web Development Internship Programme Overview

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

Web Development Key Skills

  • Analytical skills
  • SEO 
  • Responsive design
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • Testing/Debugging
  • Communications skills
  • Teamwork

Academic & Career Benefits

  • Have the chance to practically apply your classroom taught knowledge and work on innovative projects.
  • Benefit from the support and guidance of experienced professionals.
  • Impress recruiters with an impressive portfolio of work.
  • Learn more about the areas you enjoy and excel at.
  • Build your CV with impressive specialist and transferable skills.
  • Gained important experience communicating about technical issues.

Ideal Internship Applicant

  • Some experience in web development would be advantageous.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Good writing skills.

Programme highlights

  • Participate in varied, fulfilling and creative work.
  • Learn the language, workflow and skills required for a successful career in web development. 
  • Form meaningful work relationships.
  • Choose from a range of opportunities in dynamic start-ups and established web development companies. 

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 Web Development internship

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

Analytical skills
Creative thinking
Attention to detail
Problem Solving
Data Skills
IT and technical skills


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Web Development internship programme reviews & ratings

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


A hypothetical Web Development 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 web development and programming 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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Why others apply for Web Development 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...


I am a young and determined student and in my spare time use my creativity, attentiveness to detail, and focus to imagine and build original projects. I am resourceful and able to develop my skills independently. This comes from a knowledge of learning resources and an awareness of my learning practice, allowing me to overcome any obstacles I encounter. I hope to use the following skills in the programme to help engineer and develop clean, well-made websites. Skills Programming Languages I am adept in JavaScript (with ReactJs), HTML, CSS, Java, and Python (including Flask). My experience in these languages comes from projects such as a Markdown blog, a Wordle CLI and my portfolio site. Description of these and other projects are included below. Languages Having a Scottish-Portuguese background I am adept in Portuguese language. Due to the nature of Latin languages, and thanks to some practice, I can also partially understand both Spanish and Italian. Teamwork My experience in team sports at a regional level has made me an excellent team player. Collaborative projects have enhanced my communication skills and taught me the importance of version control and best practice. From this I also became well-practiced in using Git and GitHub. Responsibility & Pressure I enjoy working under pressure, and my experience as a competitive athlete has only developed my ability to do so. Together with my time as a junior club's coach, I have learnt to handle responsibility, a skill I value highly. Organisation & Interpersonal Skills During my occupation as a Service Advisor and Track and Trace Agent with the NHS, I significantly developed my interpersonal and communication skills. The job required constant interaction with customers, in addition to handling large data sets and constantly changing guidelines. This improved my physical and mental organisation skills.


Web Development 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 Web Development 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.


Web Development 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.


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Bespoke programme

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concrete promises



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Comprehensive support

Visa & travel assist

Accommodation assistance

Social events & excursions

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Tailored Search

Ongoing support
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Web Development & Programming Internship Programmes FAQs

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

How can a beginner become a web developer?

When beginning a career in web development, learning to code is an essential first step. You could acquire a degree or partake in some kind of coding boot camp. From there you will need to build a portfolio of work and projects to build your personal brand as a web developer. 

What experience do you need to be a web developer?

Web development is a competitive industry, so having a wealth of experience and an established portfolio is essential. This can be achieved through participating in an entry-level internship or assisting startups or nonprofits to build their online presence.

Is coding a good career 2020?

Software development is a very high paying career and will always be in demand. With more and more website hosts that allow for simple and easy design, web developers who are able to create unique coding and programming will always be in demand as the digital world continues to grow.

How do Web developers get internships?

A web development internship can take place within a company which specialises in all things web related. Working alongside other developers assisting to develop or maintain their online presence is a great way to gain practical knowledge within the field.

What type of design internship can I do?

We collaborate with a wide range of local design companies here in Cape Town and you can choose from a variety of exciting internships including; graphic design, web design, fashion design, fine art, prop design, animation or product design.

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Web Development & Programming Internship Programmes

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