Architecture and Design Internships

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Architecture and Design Internships

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain professional work experience in interior design, graphic design, architecture or interior architecture? Bridging Gaps facilitates customised internships in Cape Town!

Architecture and Design Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

Bridging Gaps offers completely customized internship opportunities in the amazing city of Cape Town, South Africa. Our programmes provide you with the chance to gain international work experience, enhance your CV and enjoy life in another country! Our wonderful team help you arrange every aspect of your trip from visas, flights, accommodation, travel, social events and tours and activities.

*Please note, if you are a South African national you are ineligible for this programme due to legal requirements*

Design Internships:

Cape Town is a leading centre for creativity and innovation and design is now a part of the city’s daily discourse. Numerous design initiatives have been implemented to positively impact the city socially, culturally and economically, and these initiatives have also created a range of wonderfully diverse, ‘Design Internship’ opportunities.  Increase your knowledge, gain practical experience, expand your creativity and discover where your passions lie. As an intern in this field you will be exposed to new and exciting design techniques and software and the knowledge you gain will improve your chances as a future job applicant.

Architecture Internships:

Cape Town’s architecture reflects South Africa’s varied historical influences and it is an amazing place to gain hands on work experience whilst applying your education based knowledge in a practical way. We facilitate architecture internship opportunities in both commercial and residential projects and the knowledge and skills you will gain will give you a competitive edge for future jobs.

Some of the areas an architecture intern could be involved in include;

• Restructuring of existing designs
• Creating models for new designs
• Conducting research on existing and potential new sites
• Collaborating with construction teams
• Meeting new clients to discuss upcoming projects

Programme highlights:

1. Work in a local organisation in a city that has been named a leading centre for creativity and innovation.
2. Expand your creativity and discover where your passions lie.
3. Have the chance to work in some of the leading architectural firms in South Africa.
4. Experience life in a dynamic and beautiful city.
5. Enjoy a fully customized adventure of a life time!

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. Bridging Gaps should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


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Price details:

from £995

Programme cost

We offer three main internship programme packages starting from as low as £995

Internship dates

All the internship opportunities we offer are completely flexible in terms of start date and length of stay in Cape Town

Programme open to

Worldwide participants excluding South African residents

Experience required



We offer three main types of accommodation suitable for people looking for different experiences of Cape Town:

1- A private or shared room in our Bridging Gaps apartment
2- A private or shared room in shared international intern house
3- A house share with a local Capetonian


We find you the best suitable internship placement in a wonderful local organisation.  We base our placement search on your skills, interests and personal and professional goals.
We guide you through all your pre-trip preparations including assistance with visas, insurance and flights.
We provide you with a comprehensive pre-trip preparation pack which includes information on transport in Cape Town, money, tipping, mobile phones, safety, weather, activities and tours, Garden Route travel, restaurants and bars and advice on what to pack.
We will introduce you to any other Bridging Gaps interns or volunteers who will be in Cape Town at the same time as you. Once you arrive in Cape Town you will be invited to join our Bridging Gaps group on Facebook as well as our current intern and volunteer whatsapp group. These groups are a great way of keeping in touch with other programme participants, sharing placement feedback and advice, arranging social events and keeping up to date with what is going on in Cape Town on a daily basis.
We will work closely with you to arrange the most suitable accommodation based on your preferences and needs.
We meet you at the airport when you arrive. Julian and Lucie will be in the arrivals hall holding a board with your name on it and once we have met you we will take you back to your accommodation and ensure you have everything you need for a settled first night in Cape Town.  We also take you back to the airport at the end of your stay.
Upon arrival you will be given Lucie and Julian’s personal cell numbers as well as the Bridging Gaps emergency phone number. We will be your 24 hour a day support system for your entire time in Cape Town. We both live very centrally so are never far away and we would be delighted to show you the hidden gems of Cape Town!
We will provide you with a local SIM card for your own personal use.
We will take you to your first day of placement to show you how the public transport route you will be using, works. We will introduce you to your supervisor and ensure you have everything you need for an exciting first day and then we will accompany you back to your accommodation.
We stay in regular contact with you to ensure you are benefiting and learning from your placement and it is the right organisation for you. We will also provide regular advice about how to make the most of your internship or volunteer programme.
You will be invited to our exciting weekly social events. Every weekend we will organise an event for all our programme participants to attend.
The Bridging Gaps team would be happy to provide career advice and guidance for as long as needed after you have left Cape Town. We can provide references for any future job applications.


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Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. Bridging Gaps should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.

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