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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
  • Restrictions: CatholicU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Partner Areas of Study: Accounting, Business, Education, Film
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Internship Available: Yes
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden On-Site Language Course Required: No
Credits: 3, 6 Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
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Cape Town Summer – Internship

Program Overview

Cape Town Summer InternshipAn IES Abroad internship in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today's competitive job market.

You'll be guaranteed an unpaid summer internship in Cape Town, where you'll work up to 32 hours a week at a local business or organization. We will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what's available for internships in Cape Town.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Interested in seeing our Center through a Virtual Tour? Check it out here!

NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

Why Cape Town?

Interning in Cape Town allows you to spend your free time exploring local gems like Greenmarket Square, Old Biscuit Mill, and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site). Take full advantage of South Africa's beautiful climate and geography by hiking Table Mountain, visiting Lion's Head, hanging out with the penguins at Boulders Beach or walking along the scenic shores of Camps Bay.

Student Life

Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path--we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

More Information:
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Academics & Curriculum

While working in Cape Town, students are required to enroll in a 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics include:

  • Understanding business culture

  • Improving communication

  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude

  • Resolving conflicts

  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities to succeed on the job in Milan and when returning home

Internships are available in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Business & Marketing
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film
  • Health
  • Hotels & Hospitality
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • NGOs
  • Social Media
  • Travel & Tourism

Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.

Accommodation & Meals

Participants live in a shared house located in Cape Town within walking distance of the IES Center. Although meals are not included, students will have access to wifi. The house offers single and double rooms, a communal lounge, and a fully-equipped kitchen area, as well as digital safes for storage of personal belongings.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.