Women's Empowerment Internship, Cape Town

Location: South Africa: Cape Town

Program Duration: 7-12 Months, 3-6 Months

Dates: Year Round


62 Roeland Street Cape Town Office, 3rd floor Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa

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Phone: +27 (0)21 461 9265


Are you interested in women's empowerment and migrant issues? This internship could be an ideal opportunity for you! You'll be part of The Women’s Platform, an initiative that supports migrant women from across Africa to become self-sufficient, engaged members of South African society. They do this by sharing opportunities and experience, developing key job skills, and fostering personal growth.

Regular sessions and workshops offer support, training, and in some cases opportunities for small business development. As an intern, you'll be part of coordinating this program.

Your tasks can involve:
- Preparing and helping run meetings and workshops
- Managing the network database
- Managing admin systems
- Capture information for monitoring and evaluation
- Identifying areas of growth or improvement, and opportunities for up-skilling
- Generating progress reports
- Assisting with the assessment of business plans

It's a great opportunity to gain work experience on a grassroots level. On top of this, you'll get to live and work in Cape Town, a vibrant city with stunning natural surroundings.

Intern Types
  • Development
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Human Rights
  • Human Resources
  • Anthropology
  • Women's Studies
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

Accommodation based on a dorm room in shared apartment – other accommodation options are available and fees will vary
Free WiFi
Transfer from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation and back on arrival and departure day
Assistance with finding the perfect work placement
Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
Supervision during your internship
Check-in and feedback as well as a reference letter after your internship
On the ground support during your stay
A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots interns

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Social Work
  • Human Rights
  • Anthropology
  • Women
  • Small Business Development
  • Refugee Relief
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Gender Issues
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Dormitory
  • Apartment/Flat

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
Typically The Application Process Time is
one month
Year Founded