Internships in Cape Town
An internship in Cape Town (South Africa) presents an excellent opportunity to broaden your personal and professional horizon and to give your career the international edge. For those still studying and required to complete an internship as part of their training should use this opportunity to do an internship abroad.
South Africa, and in particular the trendy city of Cape Town, is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and presents the perfect location for a stay abroad. The country has a relatively strong economy and a modern infrastructure and thus provides an ideal base for a professional training experience. Furthermore, many major national and international companies have settled in Cape Town and offer internships at their companies. Depending on your field of study and personal interest you can gain work experiences in different industries and improve your English skills at the same time.
First Step Abroad - Student and Travel Placements works with a number of well-known companies in Cape Town and surrounding areas and provides professional and high quality internships.
Due to its cultural diversity, Cape Town also offers an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange. It’s not by chance that South Africa is often referred to as the “rainbow nation”. With numerous different ethnic groups, South Africans forms one of the most complex and diverse population in the world. The cultural diversity is, amongst other things, also reflected in the fact that South Africa has 11 official languages, namely English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, isiNdebele, Sesotho sa Leboa, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga. Even though the government promotes all 11 languages, English is the language most commonly understood in South Africa. With English being the primary language of business and commerce, South Africa is also an ideal place for those who want to improve their English skills during their stay.
Not only does the cultural diversity make Cape Town a very unique and magical place, equally impressive are the magnificent sceneries and landscapes, the wealth of animals as well as the variety of leisure and adventure opportunities. Whether hiking, surfing, diving, kite-boarding, skydiving, shark diving, whale watching, a safari, etc. – Cape Town and surrounding areas offers exceptional and promising leisure opportunities.
The Importance of an Internship Abroad
An internship in Cape Town is your opportunity to gain work experience and insights into the working practices of companies in an English speaking environment.
Over the past decade many universities have made the completion of an internship compulsory. But also, when applying for a job, the proof of an internship, and thus work experience in the field of studies, can be a deciding factor for a successful job application.
In the context of global developments, it has also become increasingly important to improve your language skills and add international working experience and intercultural competencies to your CV.
Internship positions in Cape Town
First Step Abroad – Student and Travel Placement offers a variety of internship positions in Cape Town and surrounding areas. Whether in the field of architecture, business administration, economics, education, real estate, engineering, IT, science, law, psychology, social work, tourism, etc. – we will do our best to find you a suitable position.
Please email us for more information on our internship opportunities in Cape Town.
For more information please see the Application Process.