Events & Hospitality Internships

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Events & Hospitality Internships

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain practical and professional work experience in event management, hospitality or tourism? Bridging Gaps offers exciting and meaningful internships in Cape Town!

Events & Hospitality Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

Looking for a customised, professional, international internship? You're in the right place! Here at Bridging Gaps we work with over 400 inspiring local organisations in Cape Town to find you the best suitable internship based on your personal and professional goals. Our knowledgeable and friendly team work closely with you from the point of enquiry, right up until the day you leave Cape Town and their job is to ensure you have the most comfortable, enjoyable and rewarding time possible! We take care of every detail of your trip and provide extensive and continued support and guidance.

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

Hospitality and Tourism Internships

Voted the number one tourist destination to visit in 2014 by the New York Times, it is no surprise that Cape Town boasts a wide range of exciting and appealing tourism and hospitality internships. Here at Bridging Gaps we collaborate with a large number of backpackers, hotels, guest houses, travel companies and adventure operators that offer opportunities in reservations, guiding, operations, food and beverage, events and general management. As an intern in this field you will have the chance to attend exciting events, make influential contacts and experience many of the incredible activities and attractions that the Western Cape is home to.

Event Management Internships

Bridging Gaps facilitates a wide range of exciting event management internships in some of Cape Town’s most up and coming, vibrant companies.  Opportunities are available in the fields of tourism, film, music, wedding and NGO work.  Gaining hands on experience in the field of event management is essential, and all the organisations we work with want to give you the opportunity to build on your skills, and use your creativity to contribute to the seamless delivery of inspiring events.

Programme highlights:

1. Enjoy a customised internship based completely on your personal and professional goals.
2. Explore and enjoy the beautiful, dynamic and culturally rich city of Cape Town.
3. Gain valuable work experience in one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
4. Gain practical experience in some of Cape Town’s most prestigious hotels.
5. Have an unforgettable and rewarding experience!

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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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