Home to 3.7 million residents in its metropolitan area, Cape Town is a fusion of languages, cultures and religions and the economic hub of the Western Cape. Take in the scenic views of mountains and coastline and enjoy the sheer beauty of the city's surroundings. Start your day with coffee and a koeksister (South African pastry) and share a large Gatsby sandwich with a colleague for lunch. An IES internship in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.
An IES internship in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.
You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid summer internship in Cape Town, where you’ll work up to 32 hours a week at a local business or organization. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available for internships in Cape Town.
Before you depart to intern in Cape Town, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your communication and interview skills as we prepare you for working in a new cultural environment.
Past students have had internships like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.
- Nonprofit preserving Cape Town’s unique and biodiverse natural heritage through education, training, and conservation initiatives
- Full-service market research agency delivering insights and actionable growth strategies
- Organization providing safe after-school spaces to youth to support learning and success
- National sports science institute optimizing performance and informing policy to advocate physical activity and sports participation in South Africa
- Local television station using media to promote human rights, social justice, and community cultural development
- Community-based human rights organization devoted to protecting and fighting for the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants in South Africa
- Educational science center for children
- NGO working to stop the spread of disease by feeding, nursing, and providing cleaning services to the community
- Advocacy organization advancing transgender human rights in South Africa through family support, public policy, and community resources
- Community development NGO developing and sustaining a safer, cleaner, and smarter public space
- Accounting services firm providing South African tax, company registration, and accounting expertise to national and international companies
Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!
- Internship Programs
- Public Relations
- Media (Radio
- & Film)
- Non-Profit and Art Administration
Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!
2. Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.
3. After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.
Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at: https://www.IESabroad.org/apply