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South Africa Internship Visa & Embassy

Internships in South Africa are unfortunately unpaid at present but some companies are willing to cover some of your living costs. Cape Intern provides you with links to a databases of companies, allowing you to establish direct contact with them for an internship. We do not liaise between companies and prospective interns/students but rather provide you with the tools - through our website - to do it yourself.  In this way you are not bound by any contracts or fees.

Some of the benefits of doing an internship in Cape Town

  • Improve your English
  • Gain relevant industry experience
  • Learn about a new country
  • Learn about different cultures and how people in other parts of the world live
  • Meet interesting new people
  • Add value to your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

What you need for your Internship

South African Embassy in your Country

 Germany www.suedafrika.org
Visa Dienst Bonn
 Netherlands www.zuidafrika.nl
 Spain www.sudafrica.com
 Belgium www.southafrica.be
 Switzerland www.southafrica.ch
 Sweden www.southafricanemb.se
 UK www.southafricahouse.com
 USA www.saembassy.org

How to apply for your Internship in Cape Town

  • Make contact with companies (50-70)  requesting an internship placement (via email)
  • Send  through your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Include a motivational letter with your CV.
      • Explain why you would like to do an internship
      • Many smaller companies are not aware or understand the principles of an Internship so explain the benefit to them.
  • Once the company accepts your internship, request a confirmation letter from that Company.