Want to visit Cape Town and learn about South Africa while working with vulnerable populations and gaining public health experience? We have placements available now!
All About the Internship
During your internship, you will be placed in a variety of local public health organizations treating underprivileged communities affected by communicable and non-communicable diseases. In Cape Town, there are a wide variety of NGOs working to eliminate health disparities and co-morbidities for HIV/AID, TB and Covid-19, making this an ideal location to study public health in action. You’ll come to understand the unique challenges faced by the people around Cape Town while immersing yourself in local cultures and learning the history of this incredible place.
Interested in a nursing and medical placement in Cape Town? Check out that internship here.
To learn more about the internship, visit our website to read up on all the details: https://www.kayavolunteer.com/project/public-healthcare-internship-in-south-africa
Getting University Credit
You may be able to gain university credit for your experience abroad. We recommend speaking to your study abroad advisor or academic department to learn more about your options. Many universities offer credit, and may classify our program as an internship, experiential education, a global experience or an academic experience, and here at Kaya we can work with you to meet any specific requirements your university may have.
Your institution may already be affiliated with Kaya to provide these credits, so ask a Kaya advisor for more details first!
Details, Costs and Deadlines
Start Date: Rolling start dates
Duration: 4-12 weeks (flexible)
Costs: $3904 for 4 weeks; $72 for each additional week
Requirements: Age 18+
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Working hours: Monday-Friday, 30 hours per week
What is included in those costs?
- Accommodations: single room in a house with communal space; wi-fi and laundry included
- Airport: pick-up and drop-off from/to Cape Town International Airport
- Pre-departure support including Healthcare Ethics and Culture Documents
- On-the-ground-training including Cultural and Safety Orientation and project induction
- Support: 24-hour support including emergency contact numbers for the local team
- Internship guidance and supervision
What’s not included?
- Transport to/from project
- Food: meals are not included
- Police/government background check: US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fees apply); all other nationalities must provide local police check
- Any costs for Covid-19 PCR tests required pre-departure and in-country; other routine vaccinations
Contact our Placement Advisors at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about costs, inclusions or anything else!
What about traveling during Covid-19?
As we prepare for a responsible return to travel, our priority at Kaya Responsible Travel is safety. We care deeply about the safety of both our participants and our host communities on the ground. With that in mind, we have developed and implemented extensive plans for selected projects in the Americas, Africa, and Asia where we can safely continue to carry out important work with our participants. You can learn about our reopening plans here.
Interested in Applying?
Apply through Handshake to express your interest and get contacted by one of our Placement Advisors. After they make contact, they can guide you through the process of choosing a Kaya program and submitting a formal application through our website. Our Advisors are friendly and ready to discuss any goals or challenges you wish to share; they can help you prepare to go abroad and answer any questions you may have about Kaya in general, our Covid-19 safety protocols, or specific internship/service opportunities.
Want to Talk to a Placement Advisor Before You Apply?
Not sure if this is the right experience for you? Have questions about costs, getting credit, traveling abroad, or more? Are you considering any other Kaya opportunities, like our Virtual Internships? Please do feel free to reach out to our Advisors, Tom Gore and Jess Palmer. They’re ready to help – email them anytime at email@example.com.
Want More Options?
If you’re interested in more options for internships or service-learning placements in Healthcare, check out our top 3 programs in the field for (responsible) travel in 2021 and read more about our reopening process! If you’re not ready to travel yet, we get it. Have you ever considered a Virtual Internship (with added cultural workshops and chats with locals your age)?