Business and Finance Internships

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Business and Finance Internships

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain work experience in business, consultancy or finance? Gain a head-start in your career through the internship opportunities offered by Bridging Gaps in Cape Town!

Business and Finance Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

Grab this opportunity to reach your full potential! Sign up for an internship in an area of your choice with the help of Bridging Gaps.  Our experienced team works closely with you to plan a program that matches your personal and professional goals as well as interests and skills. You can enjoy utmost flexibility when choosing a start date and duration and we will help you arrange every aspect of your trip.  Your personal Bridging Gaps Mentor will also provide you with 24 hour support and guidance throughout your time in Cape Town.

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

Business Internships

South Africa is recognised as an emerging global economy and the city of Cape Town it is becoming an increasingly popular destination for business travellers, with more and more international business conferences are being held in the city every year.  Completing an international business internship will really demonstrate to future employers that you understand how business works in a different country, as well as enhancing your academic, career and personal development. Although this category is extremely broad, some of the specific roles you could gain experience in are: business consultancy, accounting, micro finance, commercial banking, marketing and sales, entrepreneurship, project management strategic analysis and business development.

Finance Internships

Our customised finance internships provide you with a wonderful chance to acquire valuable, professional work experience at a leading financial services provider in Cape Town. Venture into a sector that suits your study or career path - be it investment banking, insurance, credit reporting, or accounting.  Throughout the program, you will develop new skills, giving you a better idea of communicating with clients. What’s more, you will have the opportunity to create an international network of contacts. You will also gain an insight into the operations of a financial services firm while applying your theoretical knowledge in a corporate environment and exploring your interests.

Consultancy Internships:

Do you want to use your skills to create growth, to maximize value, and to improve the performance of an organization in dire need of business guidance and support? Our consultancy internships are ideal platforms to enhance your CV while using your knowledge and experience. Help a local organization solve their problems. Suggest recommendations for change and, in turn, improve their operations.

As an intern in this field you could be involved in;

• Information technology
• Supply chain management
• Accounting
• Marketing
• E-business
• Business strategy
• HR

Programme Highlights:

1. Add relevant and impressive skills to your CV.
2. Establish an international network of contacts to boost your credentials.
3. Enhance your academic, career and personal development.
4. Work in a fast-paced professional environment.
5. Gain a greater understanding of how business works in a different country.

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Further Details

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Price details:

from £995

Programme cost

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

Internship dates

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


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

Experience required


Programme open to

Worldwide participants excluding South African residents


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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