Our business & micro-enterprise interns will live and work in the beloved city of Cape Town and gain a first-hand experience of what life in South Africa is like.
The internship involves running educational workshops and one on one business mentoring sessions on micro-enterprise business skills, training local men and women from local communities and enabling them to become successful entrepreneurs. Interns are directly involved in setting up and implementing these workshops and mentorship sessions to create an engaging environment that is conducive to informative and practical business training.
The aim of the internship is to ensure that these communities are better prepared and equipped with the necessary tools and skills to become successful micro-entrepreneurs. This not only develops and empowers the local entrepreneurs, but also creates an opportunity for economic growth within these communities.
This internship is geared specifically at developing your transferable skills, specifically your leadership skills. Our leadership course is aimed directly at this, and allows you to develop a variety of key soft skills that will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects. This internship is extremely unique, and provides you with an opportunity to put your practical, classroom based learning into practice. Expect to be challenged and immersed in real projects - you will need to be creative, agile, and resourceful, as you will be working with community members who have limited resources.
Interns work and live in Cape Town’s stunning southern suburbs with direct exposure to local culture and communities. Optional side trips are available to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Cape Town wildlife safari and wine tasting, to name but a few, and can be arranged on arrival in Cape Town. For those travelling onwards there is easy access to the Garden Route and cheap domestic flights to Kruger National park from Cape Town.
The experience I gained during my time training with GVI has allowed me to go on to work within the conservational research field. This has been a stepping stone into a career in conservation that I would not have had access to without the GVI Internship program.