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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter Interim
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Apartment (single)
Area of Study: Accounting, African Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Chemistry, Child Development, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Dance, Developmental Studies, Dramatic Arts, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Education Administration, Engineering, English, Film Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Graphic Design, Health and Human Sciences, History, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Business, International Studies, Internship Cooperative Education, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marine Sciences, Marketing, Mathematics, Music Education, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Pre-med, Psychology, Public Relations, Religion, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Work, Sociology, Studio Art, Tourism, Zoology Program Type: Internship Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:

Intern for a semester, summer, or anywhere in between in Cape Town, South Africa!  There is a wide variety of internship placements available, so you will be able to find something that complements your professional and personal interests.  You will be living in the beautiful city of Cape Town, and will get to experience the South African culture through both your internship and your own exploration of the city.

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:
  • Custom-designed internship placement.  The team in Cape Town is extremely well-connected in the area, and has been organizing internships for a number of years.  Their past experiences and on-going conntection-building mean you’ll be placed in the perfect internship!
  • Life in Cape Town.  Participants live and work within Cape Town.  You will be living with other interns, which means you can explore the beaches and famous landmarks like Table Mountain with company or on your own.
  • Land of Adventure.  Many people regard South Africa as the adventure capital of the world.  If you are interested in making a safari to see the Big 5, diving with great white sharks, or jumping off the highest bungee jump on the planet, then South Africa is for you!
Internship Placements:
The following are fields in which previous interns have been placed, but this list does not determine the availability of a placement in any particular field nor does it guarantee placements in any of these fields for any particular applicant:

Accounting/Bookkeeping Administration
Advertising Arts
Animal Protection
Computer Science
Cultural Automotive Conservation
Environmental Conservation
Event Management
General Administration
Graphic Design
Human Resources
Information Technology
Job Recruitment
Market Research
Marketing Media – TV, Radio, Photography, and Music
NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Political Science
Print Media
Public Relations
Social Work
Sport and Leisure Tourism

There are many reasons to intern through our Intern in South Africa program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

Customized internship placement
•   Orientation program in and around Cape Town
•   Housing in a great location
•   A visit to Robben Island
•   Flexible duration: 8, 12 or 16 weeks

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.