A Guide to Interning in Africa

On our website you can apply for a range of work experience and internship programs in Africa. Placements can include working as a a horse riding instructor in South Africa. Interning in Africa is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience, learn new skills and enjoy a new destination. 

You will gain valuable international work experience and this will look great on your CV / resume and make you stand out to future employers. If you are looking for resume building experience on our internships you will get to immerse yourself in the company learning new skills from local staff. 

If you want to use your gap year, or career break to branch out professionally, what better way than to take a scientific research internship. Cape Town offers budding Marine Biologists the opportunity to intern on a research vessel tagging and tracking Great White Sharks. Interns will be individually mentored by a Marine Biologist and spend the majority of their internship – as much as the weather will allow – at sea tracking sharks, observing behaviour during cage dives and collecting data. There are also positions available for shark enthusiasts who wish to spend some time with these magnificent fish.


Find Internships By Country

  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Ivory Coast
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe


Types of Intern Programs in Africa

  • Business
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Maintenance/Handyman/DIY
  • Marine Research Internships
  • Organic Farming
  • PR and Events Management
  • Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Sports Work Experience
  • Veterinary



  • Students
  • Graduates
  • Anyone seeking experience

To apply for one of our intern abroad programs in Africa you will need to be proficient in both verbal and written English.


Paid Internships in Africa

Please note most internships in Africa are un-paid, we often get questions from people seeking paid internships in Africa but this is extremely difficult unless you are directly working for an local/international company on the ground.


How to Apply

Most companies offer safe and structured internship programs in Africa which include group flights, orientation, visa, job hunting assistance, processing of social insurance number, mail holding service, one night hostel stay, selected meals, in-country support and assistance, 24 hour support number and a contact for emergencies. If you need any help arranging an internship in Africa please get in touch. You might also like to view all of our intern abroad placements.


Africa Internship Reviews

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