Professional Biology Internships in Cape Town.

Are you an ambitious biology student ready to turbo-charge your career?
Set yourself apart from your peers with our value-packed Biology internship programmes.

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Professional Biology Internships in Cape Town.

Are you an ambitious biology student ready to turbo-charge your career?
Set yourself apart from your peers with our value-packed biology internship programmes.


Professional Biology Internships in Cape Town.


Are you an ambitious biology student ready to turbo-charge your career?
Set yourself apart from your peers with our value-packed biology internship programmes.

ENQUIRE NOW

The best biology 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.

Take a big step towards a successful career with the help of Bridging Gaps. We facilitate tailored professional internships in Cape Town, where you will combine interning with a lifetime adventure!

Are you leaning towards the study of living organisms? Our internship in biology is an ideal platform for practical application of everything you have learned in the classroom. While acquiring work experience within various areas of specializations, you will build up your strengths. In turn, you will learn to make more informed decisions concerning your career.

What is your area of specialization? We offer internships in ecology, botany, environmental research and protection, wildlife fieldwork, and medical research.  All of these allow you to build credentials that demonstrate to future employers that your understanding of biology is well rounded and cross cultural.

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

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Biology Internship Key Skills:

  • Field skills
  • Research/Quantitative
  • Analytical
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal and communication
  • Clinical and laboratory skills
  • Knowledge of theory
  • Investigative skills

Academic & Career Benefits

  • Develop marketable skills to help kick start your successful career and stand out from the crowd.
  • Have the chance to put your classroom based knowledge into practise.
  • Test out your career field and discover your passions and strengths.
  • Learn from experienced professionals in your field.

Ideal Internship Applicant

  • Studying or have been accepted to study biology, ecology, botany, pharmacy, biomedical science.
  • A strong interest in research and some previous laboratory experience.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in English

Programme highlights:

  • Set up a foundation for your career in biology.
  • Gain a competitive edge in today’s job market and stand out from the crowd in future job interviews.
  • Acquire practical experience in different specializations of biology.
  • Work in a dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Experience the real essence of life in Cape Town!

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

Ready to set yourself apart?

Discover how your internship will help boost your career prospects.


Or
Know a student that would benefit from this internship? Join our Referral programme.

Ready to set yourself apart?

Discover how your internship will help boost your career prospects.


Or
Know a student that would benefit from this internship? Join our Referral programme.

Key Skills Developed Through Our Biology Internship

Field skills

Interns who are interested in environmental or wildlife research will have the chance to develop their field and identification skills.

Problem solving

Interns will learn to examine components of problems and identify solutions.

Research/Quantitative skills

Interns will have the chance to design experiments, conduct studies, record observations and utilize statistical tests to predict outcomes.

Interpersonal and communication

These skills will be honed by writing research proposals, presenting research findings, designing visual aids and reporting conclusions.

Analytical skills

Interns will be required to analyse the results of their research and prepare statistical reports. They will also have to categorize data, make projections and evaluate the effects of phenomena.

Investigative skills

During the internship interns will have to identify problems, assess risks and catalogue information.

Clinical and laboratory skills

Interns will have the chance to utilize laboratory equipment on a regular basis. They will also use computers for computation and simulation.

Typical 8 Week Biology Internship

Internship Week 1

Arrival & orientation. Introduction to Cape Town, your accommodation and your internship host organisation and colleagues.

Internship Week 2

Get stuck into your Biology internship placement and establish yourself with your organisation. Come to our free social events.

Internship Week 3

Enjoy a great work-life balance, getting out and about to see the sites alongside working hard on your internship.

Internship Week 4

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!

Internship Week 5

Now you’re flying (metaphorically) at work, you’ll be more and more autonomous. Expect to pick up even more challenges!

Internship Week 6

Internship is going swimmingly, now go and do something crazy like swimming with some great white sharks or abseiling off of a mountain.

Internship Week 7

Regularly enjoy the benefits of Cape Town and at work, gather materials needed for portfolio (e.g. references from us and provider).

Internship Week 8

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) and debrief.

Leave a Changed Person

Leave with the satisfaction of having helped a Cape Town Biology company, with building experience and lifelong friendships.

Now share it with the world!

We will endeavor to deliver experiences similar to this to each one of our interns but please note that the work experience you gain will largely depend on your personal proactiveness and the internship organisation that you select.

Biology Internships Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a chance of being offered a paid position at the end of my internship?

This very much depends on how you perform during your internship and your internship company itself.  In the past we have had one or two interns who have been offered permanent positions in their internship organisation so if you make a great impression, this could be you!  Many of the companies we work with do not have the resources to be able to employ people in paid positions though so there is no guarantee of this happening.

Will I live near my internship organisation?

Yes, we always place interns as near to their organisation as possible. We’ll also make sure you know how to get there efficiently and safely.

How long will my internship last?

All the internships we offer are completely flexible in duration so it is up to you how long you stay in Cape Town for!  Some of the companies we collaborate with like to have an intern commit to at least 4 – 6 weeks so the longer you can stay for the better your chances of being offered an internship will be.

Can I earn academic credit through my internship?

Yes absolutely!  All the local organisations we work with are happy to complete any required documentation from your university in order for you to gain academic credit for your internship.


Turbo Charge Your Career

Discover how your internship will help boost your job prospects.


Or
Know a student that would benefit from this internship? Join our Referral programme.

Turbo Charge Your Career

Discover how your internship will boost your career prospects.


Or
Know a student that would benefit from this internship? Join our Referral programme.

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