Explore Internships In South Africa



  • Cape Town is truly one of the most beautiful places that I’ve been. The experience was really great and I wish to come back in the future! The ISC team has been really helpful in the overall process and helped me to adjust in an unfamiliar location faster than I expected. I also learned a lot from the company and I was able to use my skills and knowledge during the internship.

    Alex O.
    Logistics - Cape Town


– Be enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters Degree of certain fields

– To seek an internship for no more than 3 months

– To have an Intermediate level of English

Not sure if you meet our requirements? Please contact us.


Find more information about this exchange program, as well as some tips while you are in the South Africa
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North America Office

+1 305 440 9553
Brickell Bayview Center | 80 SW 8th ST, Suite 2000 | MIAMI | FL 33130 | U.S.A.

Asia Pacific Office

+63 632 541 6319
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Europe Office

+336 64 50 26 70
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A chance for you to gain a professional internship in a beautiful place off the beaten path. There’s no better time than today, to engage in this experience that you will never forget.

South Africa – The Rainbow Nation is a multiethnic society with a unique blend of African cultures with European and Asian influences. It is definitely hard to think of a country more diverse than South Africa.



The city is one the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world and has a distinctly African buzz.

Johannesburg has been rebuilt four times, starting as a tent camp and finishing as a city with modern skyscrapers. It is also known as the largest man-made forest in the world with over 10 million trees.

Since it’s also the financial capital of the country, interns in “Jozi” will find that internship opportunities abound in the finance, business, and entertainment sectors.

Cape Town


It is a more laid back city, with a cosmopolitan vibe. One of the world’s most beautiful cities, the nation’s “Mother City” is known for having an entrepreneurial spirit, so many internships allow interns to gain firsthand experience with start-up or social enterprise companies.

Cape Town is also the tourist destination of South Africa with its many attractions.



Durban, is the largest city on the east cost of the African continent, the city has sandy beaches and a subtropical climate, with humid summers and warm and sunny winters.

Durban is also known for its largest port in the entire African continent. Aside from the port there are other industries in Durban, such as sugar refineries, petroleum refineries, automotive assembly and the production of food, paint, chemicals, fertilizers, soap, footwear and textiles. So there are plenty of opportunities for an internship.

Fast Growing Economy Country

South Africa is a fast growing developing economy and is one of the most dynamic on the African continent. There are many ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses to learn from, and the opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of fields.

English Fluency

You will get the opportunity to practice English daily and improve your fluency. Indeed, although South Africa has 11 official languages, the primary language especially in business is English.

Affordable Cost of Living

South Africa is an affordable destination. The cost of living is less than in Europe or USA, allowing you to have a fulfilling internship AND enjoy a great trip overseas!

And, although this is not specific to South Africa, you will of course:

– Get practical work experience
– Get work reference
– Meet new people
– Become more independent
– Discover yourself

A young and dynamic Labor Market

In your twenties you are not considered too young to have responsibilities. The workforce is young. Organizations are more willing to trust you and allocate responsibility if you are proactive.

It is a young and vibrant country, with a fascinating multicultural population, and many stunning landscapes, both urban and rural.

There is an activity for everyone: surfing, rock-climbing, clubbing, safaris, wine-tasting, concerts, strawberry-picking, golfing…