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Internship Programme in Cape Town



EC Cape Town is proud to offer a special internship programme for students looking to gain invaluable business English experience at a South African company, school or NGO. EC offers this internship service to students who want to improve their CVs by gaining work experience in South Africa and/or want to practice their English skills in a professional environment. Internships do not only improve professional skills, but also language and communication skills because your colleagues will be English-speaking.


Facts

Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Course Duration
4 weeks - 6 months placement (minimum 4 weeks English course not included)
Course start dates
  • Every Monday

Lesson
English Class: 45 minutes
Available In
Maximum in Class

Max. 15 students (average 12 students)

Other Facts
  • Placement fee: 700 Euros
  • Minimum Internship duration: 4 weeks
  • Minimum English course duration: 4 weeks
  • Minimum English level to get a placement: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 18 years

This course is suitable for students

  • who want to get involved in the Cape Town community
  • who want to enhance their CV
  • who want to practise their English in a practical, real-life setting
  • who want to improve their English in a specific profession


What can you expect on this course?

 

  • Study requirements to apply for internship
  • Internship placement process
  • Examples of past internship providers
  • Internship questionnaire (students must fill this in to apply for an internship)
  • 'Statement of Understanding' to be signed by student before the internship

With an internship, students will gain:

  • Practical work experience in companies and organisations
  • Increased employment opportunities by adding more experience to your C.V.
  • Increased awareness of international business culture, and improved business and interpersonal skills
  • Improved English language skills in a professional and real-life environment
Students may gain experience in the following areas:
Finance, international business, insurance, marketing, media, law, administration, secretarial work, industry, tourism, hotel industry, tourism, hotel industry, social work, ecology and environmental protection.

Requirements:

Before starting the Internship you have to take an English course with EC Cape Town for a minimum of 4 weeks on the course of your choice. In order to begin your placement, you must have reached at least an Intermediate level of English.

Placement Process:

Upon deciding to participate in the programme, you must supply EC with a C.V., a motivation letter, a completed questionnaire and a signed Statement of Understanding. Students should also submit any letters of recommendation. The submitted application information needs to be returned one month prior to course commencement and will be used to give you a placement.

Accommodation:

You can choose to stay at EC Cape Town's accommodation after your course, or you can find accommodation near your placement location.

Internship

Any student who participates in the EC internship programme will be working as an intern at your host internship site.  As an intern, you will be working in a professional environment and will be expected to work on a full-time basis (approximately 30 - 35 hours per week). 

General Internship Aims:

  • To provide practical work experience in companies for students and professionals.
  • To enhance employment opportunities.
  • To provide a means of increasing student awareness of international business culture and to improve business and interpersonal skills.
  • To provide individuals with a means of improving existing language skills in a professional environment
  • Provide an individual with the means to improve upon business language and interpersonal communication skills and to meet individual requirements in terms of vocabulary extension within a specified vocational area.

  • Students are regularly monitored throughout the programme to ensure their satisfaction. Students are also encouraged to contact EC if they have any problems or need additional help.

Benefits:
Internships allow students to improve their English in a specific profession while gaining practical skills and increasing their awareness of international business practices. We provide the opportunity for students to gain unpaid internship experience in a wide range of industries and occupations including: finance, international business, insurance, marketing, media, law, administration, secretarial work, industry, tourism, hotel management, social work, ecology and environmental conservation. Any requests in other vocational areas will be always considered.