Take advantage of internship opportunities with social development organizations that immerse you in the ongoing work of building a multiracial democracy from the ruins of apartheid.

Internship Opportunities

Students work four days a week with non-government or government agencies that best suit their interests, skills, and career goals. Internships are available but not limited to the following fields:

  • Public Health
  • Education
  • Children’s Rights
  • Public Policy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Advocacy and Human Rights
  • Development Agencies
  • Media and Journalism
  • Environmental Conservation and Ecology
  • City Planning
  • Gender-based Programs
  • Arts

Academic Credit

Students receive six academic credits for the internship, which fulfills the experiential education requirement.

Students who would like to receive major credit for the internship must contact their department for more information as soon as the internship placement has been confirmed. Requirements vary by department and may include additional assignments. Final grades are based on writing assignments, reflections and discussions, and supervisors’ evaluations.

Students meet weekly as a group to reflect on their internships, their experiences in Cape Town and the wide range of people they meet during the program. This discussion of experiences in an informal class setting has been highly rated by students of the program.