- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Second Semester Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
This 8-week internship program in Cape Town, South Africa offers successful applicants the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in the industry sector of your choice in one of the world’s leading cities, all while making important global connections and boosting your resume and future career. The Cape Town internship program offers an astonishing variety of international internship opportunities against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Cape Town is packed with outdoor adventures and experiences. Popular internships in Cape Town include business and entrepreneurship, medical and health care, human rights and social work.
Employers in today’s competitive job market are looking for something that stands out from the crowd – and a professional internship on the African continent could be just the thing to make them sit up and take notice! Opportunities in human rights and education allow you to explore the challenges of a country in transition, while business interns can get stuck into the exciting world of entrepreneurship in a developing market. Meanwhile health care and medical interns work alongside some of the world’s finest medical professionals in an environment geared towards exceptional learning. And for every other kind of internship – well just put us to the test!
Students will also participate in a two-day one-night safari that is included in the program cost. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg mountain range, this safari is located on the Garden Route, a 3 ½ hour scenic drive from Cape Town:
- Home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including lion, white rhino, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and an abundance of antelope and smaller mammal species.
- Close up sightings of wildlife, exquisite sun downer stops while out on safari— African style dining experiences
- Overnight at the Garden Route Game Lodge
- For more information, visit the Garden Route Game Lodge website.
Summer: early June - late July
South Africa is one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth; there’s no wonder it boasts eleven official languages! Cape Town is ONE of three capitals of South Africa, holding the country’s legislative branch. However, it’s not all business, Capetonians enjoy their city’s cutting edge art and vibrant music scenes alongside true culinary gems.
With as much cultural diversity as geographical diversity, Cape Town a city that truly has something for everyone. You can surf, climb Table Mountain, see penguins, visit the Cape Winelands, and have a culinary treat from a world-renowned restaurant all in one (extremely busy) day. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destinations, Cape Town is alive with possibility!
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.