South Africa is an emerging global economy and is a member of BRICS, the economic trade union that includes Brazil, Russia, India and China. South Africa is the largest economy in Africa and an internship in this field will give interns the opportunity to engage international and domestic financial matters. The overall experience will enhance your global perspective of business opportunity and could also result in your establishment of lasting professional connections in South Africa. Applicants with an interest in economic development should consider one of our microfinance internships, as this will place you in an internship environment where you will contribute to poverty reduction through the economic enfranchisement of previously disadvantaged South Africans.
The finance industry remains a major part of most economies and is the preferred destination of many graduates. The most prominent finance internships are with the major banks and finance houses but there are plenty of roles available with smaller firms, which often offer more hands-on experience that help you to develop relevant skills and contacts. Finance internships are available in any number of sub-sectors including accountancy, banking and wealth management, to name just a few. Naturally finance roles are more geared towards those with numerical degrees but graduates with an interest in the sector and demonstrable knowledge of working with numbers or Excel often do well too.
For those seeking an African internship placement in the fields of microfinance, economics and finance, there are a number of opportunities in Cape Town that will not only give you work experience and broaden your horizons but will offer along with that an adventure of a lifetime.