Internships are the perfect way to explore the world, earn academic credit, and make a difference
We offer specialised internship placements for international students, graduates, volunteers, and professionals to gain transformative, life-enriching experiences in the development sector in Cape Town, South Africa or New Delhi, India. Our customised internships – based on your goals and interests – connect talented people like you with established, high-profile non-profits, so that you can gain professional experience and help make a difference in the lives of others.
Get academic credit and a résumé boost
Interns gain valuable real-life work experience, benefit from personal coaching sessions, and can arrange for academic credit from their own universities and colleges. You don’t need to have studied in a development-related field, as many non-profit organisations require a range of skills and expertise in other organisational area such as finance, marketing and information technology. We ensure that your host organisation ideally matches the learning goals that you have set for yourself.
Experience cultures and cities around the world
Experience a variety of cultural outings and experiences while you are working. We arrange weekly outings and coffee meet-ups with programme advisors in country, and also provide language classes. Our isiXhosa and Hindi language classes assist our international interns in communicating in at least one of the languages of their host country. The ability to speak even a small amount of the local language will win you quick friends and the respect of the locals.
Spend any amount of time
As we customise each experience to suit the needs of both the intern and host organisation, internships may differ in duration. In order to optimise your specialised experience, we recommend a minimum stay of 12 weeks. However, any reasonable time-frame can be arranged. As the work is unpaid, interns from the USA, Canada and some other countries will qualify for a free 3-month Tourist Visa. Those interested in an internship longer than 12 weeks can apply for a Volunteer Visa.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”