Bridging Gaps is a facilitator of customized, professional internship programmes in the beautiful city of Cape Town. All our programmes are tailored to meet your personal and professional goals and we offer a wide range of opportunities in a number of inspiring local organisations. We are committed to providing each of our participants with a holistic and personal experience of the Mother City, as well as being dedicated to ensuring their adventure runs as smoothly as possible from start to finish!
Here at Bridging Gaps we will facilitate your entire trip. As well as finding you the best suitable placement, we assist with all pre-trip preparations such as booking flights and organising visas, we arrange your accommodation and transport, we collect you from the airport and provide a comprehensive orientation to ensure you settle into life in Cape Town as soon as possible, we accompany you to your first few days of your placement and hold amazing weekend social events!
- All the start dates and durations of our internships are completely flexible.
- We facilitate internship opportunities in more than 25 different fields of work.
- We pride ourselves in offering unparalleled on the ground support and guidance to each of our interns.
- We collaborate with some of Cape Town's most innovative, dynamic and exciting companies.
- A local mentor to support you in every aspect of life in Cape Town
Your internship will be based in the Western Cape, which is famous for breathtaking landscapes & coastlines considered home by diverse wildlife. You will have the opportunity to acquire valuable experience in conservation while working with endemic animals. Throughout your time with a conservation organization, you will assist with research work as well as protection & rehabilitation efforts. You will have the chance to team with animal rescue centres as well as game reserves & national parks.
Cape Town is the perfect place to complete an internship focused on social justice and the promotion of human rights. Our customized programmes provide you with the opportunity to support some truly inspirational local organisations. Depending on your skills and interests, we facilitate internships focused on various areas including working with refugees to improve their lives in South Africa and the prevention of human trafficking across Africa.
No matter your area of specialization, we have the right placement for you - botany, ecology, environmental research and protection, medical research, and more! Our biology internships are an ideal platform to apply everything you have learned in a practical setting. You will acquire work experience in a specific area and build up your strengths; ultimately, helping you make more informed career decisions.
Our internships offer you the opportunity to gain international work experience in the operation and administration of an NGO. As an intern, you will assist with various tasks - from managing donations to implementing policy changes. You will work with an organization focused on areas like economic development, the promotion of women’s rights, equal education, anti-trafficking, HIV/AIDS prevention, refugee rights, and improved healthcare.
As a law student embarking on your career, it is essential that you are able to differentiate and market yourself successfully to prospective employers. We provide opportunities in a number of legal settings, from large corporate firms to small NGOs working closely with the government to uphold various human rights foundations. In Cape Town, you will be exposed to different circumstances, policies and government behaviour, which in turn benefits your future career.