Journalism and Film Internships

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Journalism and Film Internships

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain hands-on, professional work experience in journalism, media, film or photography? Look no further! Bridging Gaps offers a range of exciting internships in Cape Town!

Journalism and Film Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

We work closely with you right from the point of enquiry, to decide what type of opportunity would suit you best and we find you an exciting placement in an inspiring local organisation. All our internships are tailor made to meet your personal and professional goals. As well as finding you the best suitable placement, our friendly team assist you with all pre-trip preparations and provide you with 24 hour a day support and guidance once you arrive in Cape Town.

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

Journalism Internships

In South Africa today the media is still overlaid with issues of transformation from the apartheid legacy to an industry that can serve democracy. This creates a dynamic and challenging learning environment for journalism interns looking to broaden their horizons and gain experience. We provide opportunities in print Journalism, TV or Radio and in all of these categories you will gain a wonderful insight into the mechanisms, components and underlying values of the media in Cape Town, one of Africa’s largest media centres.

Film and Photography Internships

Cape Town is affordable to travel to and operate within, and coupled with the incredible natural beauty of the landscape and its all year Mediterranean climate, it makes the perfect stage for the shooting of movies, TV series, adverts and magazine spreads. We partner with a range of creditable local and international producers and photographers looking to impart their knowledge on eager assistants and show you the secrets of their trade! Taking part in a film or photography internship provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop your portfolio whilst establishing a network of professional contacts, and there’s no better place to do this than Cape Town!

Programme Highlights:

1. Gain valuable work experience in one of 400 amazing local organisations in Cape Town.
2. Receive assistance in arranging every detail of your trip.
3. Benefit from 24 hour on the ground support and guidance from our friendly and experienced team.
4. Work alongside and learn from experienced professionals in one of Africa's largest media centres.
5. Build up your skills and creativity in a dynamic and challenging work environment.

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 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.


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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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