15 January 2020

1 to 3 months

3-6 months prior to departure

February to April; May to July; August to November


  • Port Elizabeth
  • Jeffreys Bay
  • George
  • Knysna
  • Mosselbay
  • Cape Town
  • Port Alfred


  • Academic and Cultural Integration
  • Assistance with settling in
  • Dedicated Program Coordinator
  • Pre-Arrival virtual meeting with Traveling Scholar team
  • Optional excursions and field trips
  • Weekly meet-ups (check-ins)
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation

Based on intern requirements

Due to the growing interconnectedness of countries, economies and people, the modern world of work requires a global dimension as an attribute of new employees. An internship in a different country will not only develop global citizenship but also give you a unique work experience entry on your Curriculum Vitae (resume).

Traveling Scholar provides professional internships based in Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route (Jeffreys Bay, George, Knysna and Mossel Bay) and Cape Town, South Africa.

Our internships will encourage career and personal development as well as give you the unique experience of immersing yourself in one of the world’s most unique cultures.

Traveling Scholar will place you at an internship that will: deepen your understanding of your intended career path, while providing you with 24/7 support, weekly culturally inspired activities and optional weekend excursions to other South African cities or African countries.

We will update our internship list on a regular basis, however, if your preferred internship is not on our list, we can create a customised internship for you.

Currently, we offer the following internships:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Event Planning
  • Forestry
  • Graphic Design
  • Higher Education
  • Higher Education Internationalisation
  • Marketing
  • Media, Communications and Public Relations
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • Nursing
  • Social Media Management
  • Sport & Coaching
  • Social Work
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Business (small, medium or large)

If you are interested in an internship, please apply by completing our application form and providing us with some additional documentation. If you qualify and are accepted, you will be offered a position within the dates that best matches your schedule. Although we offer flexibility on start/end dates, we do require you to complete a compulsory orientation with us. This orientation will allow you to connect with other interns, meet the Traveling Scholar team, and start planning activities and excursions for your African adventure. Below is a list of orientation dates, which you can use to inform your desired start date.

Internship Orientation Dates 2020:

  • 20 January 2020
  • 2 March 2020
  • 11 May 2020
  • 6 July 2020
  • 3 August 2020

Each of the above orientation sessions feature at least one optional weekend excursion; one optional 10-day trip to Lesotho or Namibia; or one optional 7-day trip to Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg.

Complete the form below outlining your unique needs and goals and Traveling Scholar staff will get back to you with further details.