Human Rights & NPO/NGO Internships

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Human Rights & NPO/NGO Internships

from £995
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 months
Countries: South Africa
Are you looking to gain professional & rewarding work experience in an NGO focused on the promotion and protection of human rights? Bridging Gaps offers meaningful internships in Cape Town!

Human Rights & NPO/NGO Internships

Who is Bridging Gaps?

Bridging Gaps collaborates with over 400 local organizations in need of assistance from passionate individuals who want to discover South Africa while learning more about themselves and making a difference in local communities.  We will arrange you a fully customised internship based completely on your personal and professional interests and goals.  On top of this we will take care of every other aspect of your trip, introduce you to like minded international interns on our programme, and show you the hidden gems of Cape Town!

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

NGO/NPO Internships

Our internships offer you the opportunity to gain international work experience in the operation and administration of an NGO. As an intern, you will assist with various tasks - from managing donations to implementing policy changes. You will work with an organization focused on areas including;

• Economic development
• The promotion of women’s rights
• Equal education
• Anti-trafficking
• HIV/AIDS prevention
• Refugee rights
• Improved healthcare

One of the fundamental reasons Bridging Gaps was started was to support local organisations and community initiatives. By volunteering your time and skills to local companies and development projects, you can make a genuine difference in many local people’s lives whilst contributing to South Africa’s ultimate goal of economic stability and reduced poverty.

Human Rights Internships

Cape Town is the perfect place to complete an internship focused on social justice and the promotion of human rights and our customized programmes provide you with the opportunity to assist some truly inspirational local organisations. Depending on your skills and interests we can facilitate internships focused on working with refugees to improve their lives in South Africa, the prevention of human trafficking across Africa, the advocacy of women’s rights and HIV/AIDS education and prevention.  An internship in this field will not only contribute to your own personal development and increase your cultural awareness, but it will give you the chance to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable member of society.

Programme highlights:

1. Support and contribute to local organisations and community initiatives.
2. Help South Africa in it's work towards social equality and reduced poverty.
3. Enhance your personal development and cultural awareness.
4. Help improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of South African society.
5. Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime!

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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