Who can volunteer?
Any individual who agrees with the UN declaration that “We the people” have the
power to change the world:
- Gap “lifers” - any age
- Families - age appropriate projects found for young children
- Small groups
Projects carefully matched to your skills, interests and local non profits
The range of options include:
- Community projects: e.g. Working
with Youth clubs, women’s groups, building homes, orphans
- Health sector: HIV related projects
a range of skills needed
- School based projects: primary &
high schools – viz. as teacher aids, remedial classes for reading, extra
maths, extra English, science lessons etc.
- Extra mural clubs: arts & sports,
leadership and life skills related activities
- Animals: animal welfare
organizations serving impoverished communities
- Guide Dog: administration, office
based work, fundraising, dog training etc
African penguins: cleaning and
feeding oil covered penguin- due to sea pollution
- Rural: farming community projects ,
agricultural skills, also urban agriculture as poverty alleviation and job
- Media: community TV, journalism,
- Conservation projects: vegetation
and endangered animals e.g. African penguins – due to oil spills
- Landscaping: horticultural,
- Craft sector: skills, product
development, marketing capacity building
Put your theoretical knowledge into practice. You can either help a small
budding African entrepreneur to make his business work and profitable, thus
creating more jobs and alleviating poverty. Or having studied you can get
practical skills in your chosen profession. Most internships in Africa are
un-paid (in this way you are not taking a job from a local), but the work is
rewarding, challenging and empowering locals.
Some of the above options as well as:
- Legal: community based law clinics, advocacy etc
- Coaching / Mentors to: small, medium and micro enterprises: business
skills, enterprise development
How long are Intern Abroad programs?
We can arrange internships of any duration and the length of your stay is
entirely up to you. Most internships range from two months to six months with an
average duration of three months. Please discuss your needs we will be willing
to find an appropriate project for the outcomes you intend.
Can I get paid for my internship?
We arrange unpaid experiential learning opportunities for students and
professionals looking to gain valuable work experience in Cape Town.
Unfortunately, the laws in South Africa prohibit non-residents from receiving
any income during their stay without a valid work permit.
Can I earn academic credit for the Intern Abroad
Absolutely. If your university or college offers an independent study or
internship course, then you can often earn up to 4 credits for your
international internship experience. Please let us know your requirements.