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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Areas of Study: Accounting, Business, Education, Film
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 3, 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Internship Available: Yes
Program Description:

Aerial view of Cape Town

Cape Town Summer – Internship


An 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.


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.

Housing 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.


Students attending this program should consider applying for IES Abroad scholarships.
More scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/01/2024
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2025 03/01/2025 03/15/2025 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.

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