Teaching & Social Work Internships

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Teaching & Social Work Internships

Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain valuable teaching experience in an international school? Or do you want to make a difference in the lives of at risk and vulnerable children? Look no further!

Teaching & Social Work Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

Bridging Gaps is a facilitator of customised volunteer projects in the amazing city of Cape Town, South Africa. As well as finding you the best suitable placement in an inspiring local organisation, we take care of every aspect of your trip. Our friendly and experienced team assist with you with flights, visas, accommodation, transport, social events and tours and activities and they would be delighted to personally show you around Cape Town!

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

Teaching Internships

The schools we collaborate with here in Cape Town benefit hugely from the help of passionate interns.  As a teaching intern, your experience of a successful education culture, as well as your fresh perspective and ideas, can make a valuable contribution to the improvement of the education system in South Africa.  As well as gaining a better understanding of education on an international scale, you will also get to interact with some incredible local teachers and children, who will be extremely excited by your presence!  Whilst gaining valuable classroom experience, this is your chance to make a difference in the lives of children who need it the most.

Social work and youth development Internships

Our youth development and social work internships provide you with the opportunity to use your existing skills and experience to support some of the most disadvantaged members of South African society.  As a social work or youth development intern you will have the chance to work alongside some of the most experienced professionals in the field, who are trained to deal with challenging situations on a daily basis.

Interns are greatly needed and appreciated in all the care facilities and youth organisations we work with here in Cape Town and the children you meet will show nothing but gratitude for you being there. Despite its challenges, working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds can be a life changing experience.  Even a small amount of love and attention can go a long way to helping a child reach their full potential.

Programme highlights:

1. Volunteer your skills and time to assist in an amazing local organisation in Cape Town.
2. Enjoy a tailor-made trip with every detail taken care of.
3. Challenge your abilities and perspectives.
4. Help improve the lives of at risk and vulnerable youth.
5. Have a hugely gratifying and meaningful experience.

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.


Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:


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

Programme open to

Worldwide participants excluding South African residents

Experience required



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.


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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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