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Join a remote internship in South Africa and explore how modern and traditional Africa come together in the “rainbow nation”.


Remote Internships in South Africa

The Republic of South Africa takes up the entire southern tip of the African continent. With a population of 50 million, South Africa has the most diverse range of cultures – giving it the nickname ‘the rainbow nation’.

Despite the great strides made since the abolition of apartheid, the gap between rich and poor is extreme. Rural areas and townships suffer from a lack of resources in education, employment, hygiene and health facilities. Many girls in South Africa are married young, don’t finish school or suffer sexual abuse. As a transitional democracy, the country is still focusing on developing and promoting the basic human rights of its people.

Kaya’s remote internships in South Africa focus on social enterprises and initiatives addressing issues like girls’ empowerment, leadership, entrepreneurship, human rights and business development amongst others.

To read feedback from Kaya participants, click here.

Project examples for South Africa

Develop your Graphic Design skills at a charity working to empower and improve the lives of girls in high-risk areas through football (soccer).

Work in market research and marketing with a local grassroots initiative driven to improve wellness and nutrition with organic foods through fair trade.

Gain policy research experience working on a legal internship focused on international human rights issues.

Fields available for Remote Internships in South Africa include:

  • Advertising
  • Business development
  • Advertising
  • Graphic design
  • Human Rights 
  • Leadership development
  • NGO Support
  • Marketing (including Digital marketing and Market research)
  • International Relations
  • Publishing/film making
  • Public relations

Contact a Kaya placement advisor now to find out what projects in South Africa can use your skills and interests



Spring 2023 Session Date
Start date: 
February 3, 2023
End date: 
May 5, 2023
Application deadline: January 15, 2023

Summer 2023 Session Date
Start date: May 19, 2023
End date: July 14, 2023
Application deadline: May 5, 2023

Fall 2023 Session Date
Start date: September 1, 2023
End date: December 1, 2023
Application deadline: August 18, 2023

Program fees: US $1335 (UK £1135) 

What does a Kaya Remote Internship in South Africa include?

  • 6Advising support from Kaya every step of the way from the application process throughout your program
  • Individual internship placement matched based on your interests and career goals (internships range from 15-30 hours per week and 5-12h per week in Fall to accommodate schedules)
  • Orientation to your host organization and placement
  • Cultural Orientation with your Country Site Director
  • Placement Guide outlining details of your host organization and goals of your placement
  • Donations to support the work of your project
  • Weekly “face to face” check-in and feedback session with your Project Supervisor
  • Weekly “face to face” check-in and reflection session with your Country Site Director
  • Weekly Cultural workshops with Country Director to attend live or watch the recording when it is convenient for you (1-2 hours/workshop)
  • Local buddy for weekly cultural exchange with prompts to facilitate discussion
  • Discussion forum to connect you with other interns
  • A toolkit to understand your work style and learn to bridge cultural differences through interactive culture guides
  • Certificate of completion
  • Support pursuing home university credit, where available.
  • Invitation to Kaya LinkedIn Alumni Group
  • Reentry toolkit to guide your future career steps!
  • Future program discount of US$800/ GB£620 to visit your host country in the future

Optional Add-ons (not included)

  • Academic coursework with credit through our university partner.

Your support staff on your South Africa remote internship

South Africa Country Director

Oliver was raised in Vermont, USA and studied journalism and communication at the University of Oregon (USA). He fell in love with South Africa in 2003 while an exchange student at the University of Cape Town and later returned to the country in 2005 to begin his career in the field of international education. When not engaged in student exchanges, Oliver loves to spend time in nature with his wife, Leanne, and son, Francis.

South Africa Country Director

Born in Harare Zimbabwe, Sean did his first Study Abroad Experience at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In this time, he also met a large number of students also studying away from home and this sowed the seeds of setting up his own enterprise with Oliver Hagan. He met Oliver at UCT through many adventures at the Scuba Club. Sean absolutely loves travel and new experiences. 

Amaya’s Remote Internship Experience
Throughout my time here, I had the chance to delve into various aspects of legal cases, and these experiences have broadened my perspective and provided valuable insights into the Law field. I genuinely appreciate the guidance and support I received from the team, which have contributed significantly to my professional growth. ...
Amaya G.
Isabella’s Costa Rica Experience
I most enjoyed meeting new people and spending time with the kids at the school. The teachers were so kind and took care of the kids so well. I loved spending time with the kindergarteners in the courtyard, pushing them on the swing or helping them on the monkey bars. It was so inspiring to work with young kids in a different country and language, and I was really moved by the compassion of the te ...
Isabella V.
Britney’s South Africa Experience
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at the placement! I've learnt so much and am so sad to be leaving this week. It's been such a wonderful experience and I definitely plan to come back. ...
Britney F.

Application Process and Payment Schedule


Speak to a Kaya placement advisor for more information on available placements in your subject area, and the type of work you are interested in. Click here to email us.


Complete an Application 

and submit your resume/CV with a $45/ £40 deposit, for us to match you with best project options. Deposits are deducted from the total tuition fee and will be refunded if we can’t find you a placement.


Confirm your chosen project with a Kaya advisor, then pay your balance to accept and book your placement.




What are the requirements to do a Kaya Remote Internship?

Our program is open to all.

Instruction is in English, so there are NO foreign language requirements.

All you will need is access to a laptop, internet connection for video calls and an interest in cultural learning.

Where else can I do a Remote Internship?