What is the Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa all about?
Join Kaya Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa and contribute to the prevention and rehabilitation of human trafficked survivors.
Trafficking of men, women and children is a real global issues, and South Africa is the primary destination for trafficked persons in Africa at large. It is also a transit country for victims going towards Europe and North America. Human trafficking exist in rural areas where there is a lack of education, low employment, low income and desperation. Girls, young women and boys are trafficked for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, street vending, begging, agriculture, mining, and criminal activities.
The project works with a multitude of local organization. Interns are matched to a counter-trafficking organization based on their skills, experience and interest to ensure they are able to offer assistant that contributes to the overall mission of the host organization.
The Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa is a great opportunity to gain experience in employable areas such as marketing, research and/or counseling depending on your interest and career aspirations!
Why choose this Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa placement?
- Gain insights in the areas of prevention, advocacy, victim assistance, and rehabilitation.
- Receive in-depth training and insights into local human trafficking and its global impact.
- Get involved with tasks and initiatives that make a clear and beneficial contribution to the overall goals and mission of the organization
Role of the Anti-Trafficking Intern
This internship gives interns a chance to make an impact against trafficking by working with a local organization combating the local issues. Your role and tasks will depend on your areas of studies and interests, but you can be assure you will contribute to the overall mission of your host organization combating trafficking in South Africa.
What skills do I need to be an Anti-Human Trafficking Intern in South Africa?
In order to be accepted on the Human Trafficking Internship in South Africa, you will be asked to go through an interview process to determine your eligibility. Flexibility, willingness to learn, dedication, patience and passion for the matter are essential. Also, this placement can be very emotional, so a certain level of maturity is required.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
To contribute in a positive way to a local issue
Gain on-hands experience in the field that you truly care about
Be exposed to the local culture and the context of the issue
Where will I work in South Africa?
About the Location
As an intern, you will live and work in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, well known for its iconic attractions such as Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope on your doorstep. Cape Town has a lot to offer, from vibey restaurants and cafes, to marine life, wildlife, and surfing.
Interns are based in a volunteer house 3 minutes away from a famous surfer’s beach making it an idea environment to spend a few weeks and relax after a hard days of work.
What to do in your spare time
Cape Town is a great place to start if you want to visit the scenic Garden Route, or climb up the famous Table Mountain during your time off. You may also want to venture further afield and participate in a safari or visit Cape Point where the Indian and Atlantic meets.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 4-12 weeks
- Cost: £2056 / $3210 for 4 weeks
£249 / $389 per week for additional weeks
- Requirements: Age 17+
- Location: Cape Town, South Africa
- Working hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
- Project availability: Every other Mondays, project closed between Mid-December and Mid-January, contact a Kaya advisor for details
- Arrival day: Monday
What is included
- Accommodation: shared same-gender room in a volunteer house
- Food: three meals a day Monday through Friday
- Airport: pick-up and drop-off from/to Cape Town International Airport
- Training: fundraising guide, pre-departure information pack, learning reflection guide, on-site orientation, and project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support from local team
- Excursion Planning: assistance with planning your weekend excursions from local staff (activity prices may be extra)
- Certificate on completion of your internship placement diary and presentation to the local team
- Supervision from qualified professional
What is not included
- Food: weekend meals
- Police/Government Background Check: US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies); all other nationalities must provide local police check.
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
HAVE A QUESTION?
We pride ourselves on providing you high quality placement information throughout your application process and whilst on the ground. Connect with us if you have any questions.
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