Professional Business and Entrepreneurship Internships in Cape Town.

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Professional Business and Entrepreneurship Internships in Cape Town.

Professional Business and Entrepreneurship Internships in Cape Town.


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

ENQUIRE NOW

The best business and entrepreneurship 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.

The competition for graduate business roles is becoming increasingly fierce and completing an international internship will help you stand out from the crowd whilst developing your business intelligence and skills.

Our business internships in Cape Town provide you with the opportunity to work on innovative and exciting projects, use your existing skills to solve problems and suggest methods for change, explore a variety of specializations and receive valuable mentorship.

Although this category is extremely broad, some of the specific roles you could gain experience in are; marketing and sales, business administration, entrepreneurship, trading, project management, merchandising, IT, strategic analysis and business development.

Read on for a full overview of the best business and entrepreneurship internships in Africa.

What Our Internship Clients Say

“The process of organizing my internship and the communication with Bridging Gaps before I came to Cape Town was very uncomplicated and professional. The whole process of contacting them until they found the perfect internship for me did not even take one week.”

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Business & Entrepreneurship Internship Key Skills:

  • Sales
  • Market awareness and the identification of new trends
  • Marketing
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Social networking
  • Communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation

Academic & Career Benefits

  • Develop crucial skills you need to succeed in business.
  • Build a professional network of contacts
  • Demonstrate to future employers that you understand the challenges of business on an international scale.
  • Gain professional experience in a fast paced environment.
  • Market yourself successfully to future employers.

Ideal Internship Applicant

  • A strong interest in business, sales or entrepreneurship.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in English.

Programme highlights:

  • Gain international, professional work experience in an emerging global economy.
  • Enhance your academic, career and personal development.
  • Gain a greater understanding of how business works in a different country.
  • Enjoy all the amazing activities and attractions Cape Town is home to.
  • Have an unforgettable experience!

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18
  • Completed (or will have completed) A2-Levels or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 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 Business & Entrepreneurship Internship

Sales

Interns will hone their sales skills through the presentation and selling of their ideas. They may also be required to sell products or services to customers, investors or employees.

Identifying customer needs

Interns will be required to research different groups of consumer’s needs and focus their work around their findings.

Market awareness

A key to business success is recognizing that markets are constantly changing and it is important to have the ability to see what is coming in your industry. Interns will learn how to identify and stay up to date with new systems, technology, and industry trends.

Social networking

Interns will have the chance to attend networking events and build a professional network of contacts.

Marketing skills

Interns will improve their digital marketing skills as well as develop their ability to market a product successfully to a specific consumer.

Strategic planning

Interns will develop their understanding of strategic planning through analysing and strengthening operations, focusing resources and assessing and adjusting the organisations direction in response to a changing environment.

Time management skills

Interns will be required to meet regular deadlines and work on multiple projects at the same time.

Communication skills

Interns will learn how to effectively communicate their ideas through written proposals and reports.

Risk assessment

Interns will learn how to identify potential hazards and their consequences.

Problem solving

Interns will gain experience in identifying and dealing with problems fast and effectively.

Creativity and innovation

Interns will have to produce new and unique ideas and learn how to put those ideas into practise.

Typical 8 Week Business & Entrepreneurship 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 business & entrepreneurship 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 business & entrepreneurship 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.

Business & Entrepreneurship Internships Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

How will I get to and from my internship every day?

This depends on where your internship organisation is located.  The majority of the local organisations we work with are situated in the centre of Cape Town and therefore you will be able to walk to your internship each day.  Alternatively you could use the MyCiTi bus system or get a private taxi.  In all cases we will accompany you to your first few days of your internship until you are 100% happy taking the route on your own.


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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