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My internship with CTEET was fantastic! I loved being a part of the project. The people I met were so welcoming and friendly.
Bridging Gaps were so helpful with advice before departure and upon arriving in Cape Town. Throughout my internship they continuously checked that I was happy and enjoying it. Very grateful to them for making my experience so great.
The best consultancy internships in Cape Town?
Are you looking to use your business skills to create growth, maximise value and improve the performance of organisations that are in need of business support and guidance? Our consultancy internships in Cape Town are the perfect chance for you to enhance your CV whilst using your knowledge and experience to solve problems, suggest recommendations for change and improve operations in organisations that need your help.
As a consultancy intern you could be involved in; supply chain management, market research, data analysis, prioritization exercises, giving presentations, creating proposals, marketing, e-business, HR, accounting, business strategy and information technology.
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Consultancy Internship Key Skills:
- Critical thinking
- Economic Knowledge
- Analysis and prediction of trends
- Time management
Academic & Career Benefits
- Develop crucial on the job skills that all consultancy recruiters look for.
- Build a professional network of contacts and learn from experienced colleagues.
- Demonstrate to future employers that you are adaptable and have intercultural elasticity.
- Challenge yourself and put your classroom based knowledge into practice in a professional work environment.
Ideal Internship Applicant
- A strong interest in business and economics.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficient in English.
- Some previous economics experience would be advantageous.
- Self-motivated and organised.
- Use your creativity and knowledge to assist local organisations in Cape Town.
- Gain valuable work experience in all areas of consultancy.
- Add relevant and impressive skills to your CV and build a portfolio of work to use in future job applications.
- Demonstrate your adaptability by gaining professional work experience in an international company.
- Live with like-minded people looking for an adventure of a lifetime!
- 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
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Key Skills Developed Through Our Consultancy Internship
Throughout the internship interns will gain experience collaborating with clients and colleagues. Interns will learn how to present ideas and offer recommendations to clients that engage all members of the company and drive efficiency on all levels.
Interns will be required to use critical thinking to come up with innovative solutions that achieve positive results. Interns will learn how to successfully analyse different situations and information to come up with the most effective way to proceed.
Interns will develop strong and effective communication skills through the continuous sharing of facts and insights with their team. Interns will be required to convey their proposals to clients and colleagues in a clear and relatable way.
Interns will develop an understanding and awareness of the latest ideas in economics and they will learn how to use this knowledge to create effective and efficient solutions.
Interns will learn how creative thinking allows consultants to navigate a variety of challenges and develop effective and innovative solutions.
Time management skills
Throughout the internship interns will be required to work on multiple projects and meet challenging deadlines. They will gain professional experience in a fast paced environment.
Analysis and prediction of trends
Interns will develop the ability to anticipate threats through the scanning of trends and taking information from multiple sources.
Typical 8 Week Consultancy 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 Consultancy 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 Consultancy firm, with building experience and lifelong friendships.
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* 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.
Consultancy Internships Frequently Asked Questions
What type of work will I be doing during my internship?
As a consultancy intern you could be involved in; supply chain management, market research, data analysis, prioritization exercises, marketing, e-business, HR, giving presentations, creating proposals, accounting, business strategy and information technology.
What if I don’t like my internship when I start it?
As we do everything we can to ensure that your placement will be the right fit for you, we hope that this will not be the case. However, if when you start your placement you really feel that you will not benefit from working in your chosen organisation, we can make arrangements to find you a new placement.
We ask that you give at least a week to try out your role, because often it can take time to settle in to your organisation and be given proper responsibilities. If after this time you still feel you will not gain from the experience, we will make arrangements to find you another placement.
Will there be other interns at my internship company?
As we work with over 450 local organisations in Cape Town, and we find you an internship based completely on your personal interests and goals, it is unlikely that there will be another Bridging Gaps intern at the organisation you work for. However, there may be other local or international interns from other organisations like ourselves.
Do I need to be enrolled in school or university to do this internship?
No you do not. Bridging Gaps Programmes are suitable for people looking for Gap Year opportunities abroad, post-graduate international work experience and meaningful career breaks. They are also ideal for university students looking to gain academic credit.
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.
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