Internship Placement

Internship Placement

Gain experience in the field of your interest, get new English language skills and immerse yourself in a new culture.

Recommended for

students and recent graduates who would like to do an internship and discover more about Cape Town culture and lifestyle.

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What is this programme about?

This programme offers you the opportunity to develop your English and skills within a work environment in South Africa.

There are a number of employment sectors available for internship placements to allow students to gain experience in their field of study.

Please note that internships in specific sectors are subject to availability. Please note that all placements are processed via our internship agents and LAL does not interact with the
companies directly.

Employment Sectors

Accounting and Finance Information Technology
Architecture Interior Design
Biotechnology Journalism
Business Administration Law
Chemistry Marketing
Education Media
Engineering NGO
Environmental Psychology
Events Public Relations
Food Technology Real Estate
Hotel & Catering Social Work
Human Resources Tourism

What is included?

  • Placement within a local company (subject to the company’s approval)
  • Enrolment within the South African Exchange Programme
  • Confirmation and Declaration letters (to be attached to your visa application)
  • Work agreement

What is not included?

  • Accommodation, transport and meals


  • You have to book at least one week’s tuition before the work programme.
  • You have to be able to converse in English.
  • You have to be 18-25 years old.
  • You should be a current university student or a recent graduate.
  • Your acceptance will be dependent on issuing officer at the local home affairs office in the applicant’s home country.
  • Visas may not be extended.


Generally, our partners require the following documentation, although they might require more on specific occasions:

  • Application form (to be sent along with the course booking confirmation)
  • Motivational letter
  • CV
  • Police clearance
  • Passport copy

Why LAL?

  • We offer a quality volunteering experience set in the scenic beauty of South Africa.
  • We have a wide range of projects in different social sectors.
  • We provide you with the opportunity to take part in a variety of tours and excursions.
  • We give you placement inventory information prior to arrival in South Africa.
  • Although tours and activities are not included, we can arrange them for you!


Key Facts

Students and recent graduates
not more than 6 months
Minimum English level:
Intermediate (B1+)
Between 18-25 years
Visas may NOT be extended • Student must attend minimum one week English tuition at LAL before the placement

Lesson Schedule

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