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UK Sponsored: Intern - Cape Town, South Africa (Arts & Sciences)
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
The UK Education Abroad deadline for adding this program has passed. To determine if it is still possible to add this program to your Education Abroad Application, please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad (
Fees and Policies Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Intern Abroad
Area of Study:
African Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, History, Human Rights, International Studies, Psychology, Sociology
Course Language:
Housing Options:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Thomas Teague
Program Director:
Jim Sleight
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:

Internship in South Africa


Dates TBD - Applications will be accepted for the 2015 summer program once dates have been established!

The 2014 program enrollment is currently full and any students who still wish to create an application for the summer internship in South Africa will be placed on a waiting list.  For further questions, please contact Thomas Teague, Education Abroad Advisor.

Program OverviewCape

During the summer term, University of Kentucky students have the opportunity to complete an international internship in Cape Town, South Africa. The six credit hour internship program is open to students from all academic disciplines and is sponsored through the College of Arts & Sciences.

Internship placements in Cape Town, South Africa will focus on human rights and the environment. Possible internship opportunities include:

  • Work with economically disadvantaged school children for environmental education and self-esteem building
  • Create media campaigns for human rights organizations
  • Support offices that offer free advice and paralegal support to socially disadvantaged people
  • Promote children's rights and welfare with advocacy organizations
  • Help organizations communicate their campaign and vision through websites and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Work with organizations who support women and children who are victims of domestic violence


  • Experience the rich and multifaceted culture of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work with non-profit organizations to improve their services and outreach in the community
  • Interact with the local community on a daily basis
  • Gain professional skills and work experience through internship placement



  • Undergraduate students from all academic disciplines are eligible to participate. 
  • AFTER being accepted to the program, students will submit a resume and short summary of their skills and interests for internship placement. 

Academic Credit

  • The courses connected to this Education Abroad at UK program are delivered by UK faculty. Thus, UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director/faculty sponsor for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments.
  • Students will enroll in EXP 396: Experiential Education (3 credit hours) and A&S 300: Special Course: History and Culture of South Africa (3 credit hours). All applicants to this program should contact Ms. Cindy Edwards of the Stuckert Career Center for more information about earning EXP credit for this internship.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing and Meals

  • Students will be staying in furnished, self-catering flats near downtown Cape Town. Housing will be within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and scenic local attractions. Housing and transportation costs are included in the program fee. 
  • Food costs are comparable to prices in the United States and most meals are not included in the program fee. A few group meals that will be shared during program excursions are included in the program fee.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

Program costs 

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at South Africa Embassy.

Travel and Medical Insurance 

All participants of this program will be enrolled in HTH Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. The cost of Travel Medical Insurance is included in the program fee. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • Dr. Steve Davis, faculty in the History department at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Davis is the Lexington-based coordinator of the program. Dr. Jim Sleight, instructor in the History department at the University of Kentucky, will be directing the program in South Africa, Dr. Sleight resides in Cape Town.
  • Ms. Cindy Edwards, Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator, James W. Stuckert Career Center at UK

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
The UK Education Abroad deadline for adding this program has passed. To determine if it is still possible to add this program to your Education Abroad Application, please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad (