A potentially life changing experience awaits you in Cape Town, South Africa. Use your skills and education to help a South African non-profit organization (NGO), while gaining invaluable career experience. South African NGOs play a vital role in providing services to the economically disadvantaged and improving the lives of South Africans. They are however, often short-staffed and underfunded. We will create a job description for you which will match your skills to an NGO's special needs, creating an internship to your mutual benefit. During your stay you will be supervised by an American who has lived in Cape Town for several years. They will liaise with your host NGO, take you on excursions, help you arrange safe transportation, and be on call in case of emergencies. You'll also
attend weekly seminars with other UK interns and guest speakers, where you will explore topics of South African history in culture in the context of your own experiences and observations.
- Spend two months in one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the World
- Participate in cultural events such as museum visits and lectures
- Experience this unique melting pot of African, Malaysian and Western cultures
- Eat in world class restaurants or take in Cape Town's vibey night life
- Go wine tasting in historic and scenic Cape Winelands, one of the worlds oldest and best wine growing regions
- Experience firsthand one of the world's most diverse ecosystems
- Hike along mountain trails, or take in "sundowners" at one of the areas beautiful beaches
- View African wildlife just minutes from your door, including ostriches, penguins, whales, antelope
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For more information contact Lauren Kientz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Writers Bridging Borders: Service Writing in South Africa
This exciting two-course series will give students the opportunity to work alongside a non-profit organization in Cape Town, South Africa, while simultaneously sharpening their writing and digital media skills.
Spring 2011: During the Spring 2011 semester, participating students will enroll in a two credit-hour course, where they will sharpen their writing and digital editing skills, and begin learning about a South African non-profit organization. They will collaborate with the non-profit to design a service learning project to be completed during the second course in this series. Students will also learn about the rich history and culture of South Africa by attending a number of campus events and other class sessions on South Africa.
Summer Session 1 2011: Students may extend their experience by subsequently enrolling in a three credit-hour study abroad course that will take place during the 2011 Summer Session 1. During this course, students will spend two weeks in Cape Town, South Africa, completing a service learning project with their assigned non-profit. Projects may include establishing the organization’s internet presence through social networking, recording the organization’s history, developing feature articles, conducting interviews, and/or designing websites. And of course, we'll take time to sightsee around Cape Town! After returning from Cape Town, the course will wrap up on UK’s campus where students will compose their own multimedia/multimodal projects that explore their experience in Cape Town as well as their service learning project.
For more information: Amy Anderson (email@example.com) and Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Go to Writers Bridging Borders and Capetown Internships to apply.