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Gain unique and very valuable experience in your chosen field, in a culture different to your own, with their own ways of doing things. You'll discover that learning is a two-way street and that you'll gain knowledge and be able to contribute to their knowledge. A work experience internship enhances your CV or Résumé and boosts your professional development in an exotic environment!

If there isn't availability in the companies listed below at the time you want to do your internship, we'll arrange a similar internship in a similar company. We'll discuss your requirements with you to ensure that your internship provides you with the experience you'd like.

"I came out here just for the work experience, so I could have a pretty looking CV that companies back home would notice. It turned out to be the best thing I've ever done, I am SO glad I took the risk because it's opened my eyes to what I can see and do with my life. It's made such an impression ... This is Andrew, on location. Back to the studio." Andrew Coupe-Harris, Graphic Design & Advertising Internship in South Africa.
(Andrew was subsequently offered a full-time job with his South African internship company.

Graphic Design, Advertising, Publishing and Web Development Internship in Knysna in South Africa
Learn about the business of Graphic Design and Advertising in a small friendly South African Advertising agency in one of the most beautiful and popular tourist locations. If you have more than one skill/interest area then you'll most likely get involved in several areas of the company. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll have a hands-on role, this may be as part of a group or you may be given some tasks to work on by yourself.

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Hospitality, Hotel & Catering Internship in Knysna, South Africa
Learn about Hospitality in an up-market, boutique-style, 4 Star Guesthouse located in a beautiful location with stunning views and great facilities.
Assist with a variety of duties including Front Desk and Reception, Check-ins, Bar, Kitchen, Cooking and possibly even Marketing and organising tours.

Hospitality Internship in Knysna, South Africa

Journalism Internship at a Newspaper in Cape Town, South Africa
Gain valuable work experience on a large daily newspaper located in the heart of bustling Cape Town. The paper has a small, compact News Room, 10 full time news reporters, plus photographers, who are always willing to share contacts and background information with visiting students, interns and journalists. You'll observe, learn and gain excellent hands-on and practical experience. This is a very popular internship, so early booking is strongly advised!

Journalism Internship in Cape Town, South Africa
Maintenance / Handyman / DIY Work Experience in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Durban, South Africa
If you have any maintenance / handyman / DIY skills, this project would love to have you! The project is truly unique ... you'll be assisting an Animal Rehabilitation Center that needs any help it can get and you'll be benefiting the animals at the same time! You'll use lots of energy and your own initiative to improve and expand the facilities in the Sanctuary.
PR and Events Management Internship in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa
Hain Public Relations, Events Management and Marketing work experience in a unique environment - an Animal Rehabilitation Center. You'll be involved in planning and hosting of lots of promotional events and fundraisers, managing the donor database, approaching corporations for assistance, liaising with the media and coming up with new ways to promote a favourable relationship with the public.

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Psychology, Social Work and Counselling Work Experience in Knysna, South Africa
This organisation focuses on providing Counselling services to people in need of support owing to emotional problems. These can include marital and family stress, depression, mid-life crisis, divorce counselling, HIV-related counselling, conflict management and parenting. This is Work Experience rather than an Internship.
Social Work with Families in South Africa with Travellers Worldwide
Sports Work Experience Internship in Knysna in South Africa
This is an excellent, hands-on internship at a well-regarded sports school on the famous Garden Route of South Africa. You'll learn all aspects of the daily running and management of a Sports School set up to help less advantaged children. Sports include Archery, Bowls, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Squash & Tennis (subject to seasonaility). Also help with administration, organising sports festivals and developing sport in the poor communities.
Veterinary Medicine Internship in Cape Town, South Africa
An opportunity to gain excellent hands-on experience in a delightful small veterinary practice under the supervision of an excellent vet who will endeavour to give you as much knowledge and experience as possible. The practice deals mainly with domestic animals, but you may also get an occasional opportunity to help out at the Blue Cross Animal/Veterinary Hospital, which is much bigger.

Veterinary Medicine Internship in Knysna, South Africa
Gain excellent work experience in a delightful Animal Welfare veterinary clinic and rescue center, the only one in Knysna ... and they're inundated with work! You'll assist with field work, anything from rescuing abused or abandoned animals, to flea dipping. You'll also assist with the rehoming process of the many dogs and cats, who, after a quarantine period, de-worming, dipping, feeding, and health checks, will be up for adoption.

Veterinary Medicine Internship in Knysna, South Africa

Wildlife Veterinary Medicine Internship on a Game Reserve in Northern South Africa
This is a rare and unique opportunity to gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve! A fantastic placement with a wide range of situations that you'll deal with, across a few Game Reserves. You'll shadow the vet and you'll learn a lot! 

This placement is suitable for students studying veterinary medicine or an associated career path, or people who have qualified, and will also provide unqualified animal lovers with an experience you'll never forget.

Capturing a Sable on the Wildlife Conservation Project in South Africa

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If you don’t see a placement in your field, please call us on 1-603-574-4935 - we frequently arrange placements in response to volunteers' requests.

The experience you gain will be invaluable to you in the future and totally different to what you're used to in your home country.

"Above all, though, be yourself and don’t be afraid of displaying your own character. You are here to learn but also to enjoy yourself. And enjoying yourself is not hard over here.” Chris Greenwood, Cape Town, Law Intern


List of ALL PROJECTS in South Africa

Andrew-Coupe Harris on his internship. He was subsequently offered a permanent position by his intern company

Tours and Safaris
Cage Dive with Sharks
Surfing Courses in Cape Town
Photography & Photoshop Courses
1-Week Wildlife Rehabilitation

1-Week Whales Sharks Dolphins

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