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Fields of Study: Humanities, Science, Social Sciences

The academic component of this program is a combination of the full-time (35-40 hours per week) internship and an integrated course that culminates in a written paper.

Your internship placement may be at an innovative start-up, a global or multinational company, or a nonprofit organization. You can choose from a variety of industry sectors, including:

  • Communications: Advertising, marketing, public relations, print & digital journalism, and publishing
  • STEM: Science, technology, engineering, and math
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Community development: NGOs, non-profits, public health, education, and law
  • Education: After school and summer programs

Unique study opportunities

  • Explore the professional working world of Cape Town through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures.
  • Take part in professional workshops to gain international business, networking, and interviewing skills.
  • Develop effective intercultural skills through a personal development plan.


Language of Instruction: English

Language Study: None

Courses and Credit

Requirements While Abroad

To successfully complete this program:

  • Take a full-time course of study: One internship course for a total of 9 UC quarter/6 UC semester units.
  • You may take the course for a letter grade or pass/no pass.

Current Program Courses

This internship program includes an integrated academic course, held as a weekly seminar. The course is held online, meets once a week, and includes readings and assignments that require a work plan and ongoing reflection. At the end of the seminar, you'll write a capstone paper. 

Catalogs and resources

  • Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE): Learn more about this program from UCEAP’s host provider.
  • Campus Credit Abroad: Learn the types of credit (major, minor, general education, elective) students from your campus received at this location. There are currently no listings for this program in the database.
  • UCEAP Course Catalog: See a list of courses students have taken on this program. This is not a current representation of course offerings on this program. Reference the above links to review recent course offerings.

Academic Culture

Following the CIEE and host organization's protocols, you’ll adopt professional manners and dress appropriately throughout your internship.


You will earn direct UC credit and grades for all coursework. Grades for this program are typically available in mid-October.

Assessment occurs via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar:

  • Online discussion forums
  • Small group peer coaching
  • Reflective papers
  • Individual or group presentations
  • Analysis of readings
  • An informational interview and internship work plan
  • Feedback from an internship supervisor

Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.