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Film and Photography Internship Cape Town

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This internship gives you the opportunity to expand your cultural and professional horizons. You will learn vital skills and gain invaluable insight into this fast-paced industry and spend time on working sets and getting practical work experience in film and photography.

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  • From the camera crew to the caterers, you will gain an important understanding of how each element fits together on a production.
  • As you intern you can expect valuable, onsite crash courses in the appropriate pace and etiquette of film and photography crews.
  • You will likely spend a few days learning the ropes in the media office. When you’ve found your feet, move into other areas of production and build specific competencies in the areas that you prefer.
  • A phenomenal opportunity to learn what it takes to succeed in your chosen industry by observing and working with experienced professionals.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 6 Weeks
Impacts NGO/Charity Photography/ Marketing/ Journalism
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 1483| € 2150| US$ 2150| AU$ 3376|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1483| € 2150| US$ 2150| AU$ 3376|

Detailed Project Pricing
6 Weeks - 2016 USD 2150 GBP 1483 EUR 2150 AUD 3376
12 Weeks - 2016 USD 2150 GBP 1483 EUR 2150 AUD 3376
6 Weeks - 12 Weeks (2017) USD 2350

Project Start Dates

This project starts on the 1st and the 16th of every month. Please note that the internship cost is the same for 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. Accommodation and meals are optional and charged separately. Please see the project brochure for a breakdown of costs.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Placement—Stillking Films

Stillking Films is a film production company with offices in six different countries and a listing of recent productions include "Wanted," starring Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, "Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig, and "Blood Diamond," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The company is partnered with some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and Universal.  

Placement – Razor Sharp Films (documentaries and film)

Razor Sharp is a film production company that has been in business for over 13 years, and has extensive experience in producing full features and television documentaries.  The company has first class film equipment, a variety of hotels, casting and model talent, and locations that double for almost anywhere else in the world.

As an intern you will gain experience with every aspect of the job of film production, from costing to casting, pre-production, studio hire, set building, stunts and sound effects, catering and hotels, transport, lights, grips equipment, and any travel requirements needed to get the job done. 

Placement – Magic Mountain in Motion

Magic Mountain is a film production company with expertise in commercial photographic production. The company specializes in catalogue shoots and advertising campaigns for magazines.  

As an intern with Magic Mountain, you will work with the production manager to help arrange and coordinate all aspects of photographic production: from travel arrangements to accommodation, transportation, production vehicles, crew, model bookings, location scouting, permits, catering, props, equipment and art buying.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local activities

Local Activities

The local town of Observatory, where you will be based, is a vibrant and lively area with many coffee shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy after the day’s work. The house is comfortable and also provides a relaxing environment should you just wish to unwind with a book or movie in the evenings.

Intern activities

Intern Activities

Regular Friday afternoon excursions to different locations in Cape Town will be arranged for interns.  As a group you can enjoy an exciting range of activities including a Wine Cellar tour at Groot Constantia, afternoon barbeque in Nyanga township and a hike up Table Mountain or Lions Head.  

Highlights of cape town

Highlights of Cape Town

You cannot visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world without heading up Table Mountain.  From here you will have a magnificent view over the peninsula and can enjoy a meal at the top of the mountain.  

Other beautiful places to spend your weekends are at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Peninsula where you will have a chance to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach or visiting the V&A Waterfront for some shopping and entertainment.

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About Cape Town

About cape town

About the Destination

During your South African Internship, you will be located in Observatory, a unique suburb with a bohemian vibe, conveniently only 7km from Cape Town city centre. The local culture offers an interesting collection of cafes, boutique stores, book shops and art galleries. In the evenings you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars and live music performances.

The house where you will be accommodated is centrally located to shops, restaurants and public transport. You can stay in a private, furnished room exclusive for the use of internship participants and will share the common areas and bathroom facilities of the house with other participants. Meals can be provided at an extra cost, should you prefer not to cater for your own meals.

As you work and travel in Africa, you can explore the tasty and diverse cuisine, rich culture and unbeatable scenery Cape Town has to offer. You can visit cultural and heritage sites and join in some of the great festivals including jazz, music and sport as well as plenty of intriguing markets with a lively atmosphere where you can spend sunny weekends shopping.

You will be left richer in person, with new insights, new friends and full of adrenaline for your next adventure.

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Feedback from our volunteers

Alex Hoelscsher

I think the best way to summarize the experience is by telling you who I was when I got on the United Flight out of Nashville, Tennessee headed 8,000 miles away for Cape Town, South Africa three months ago. Getting on that plane I had never bungee jumped before, I have now done the highest bungee jump in the world.

I hadn’t mountain biked, swam with Crocs, hiked a Wonder of the World (Congrats Table Mountain), dove with sharks, been through anything like a township, worked for Red Bull, been on the set of a commercial or feature length documentary. I’ve done all those things now.

I hadn’t stumbled through Long Street and had yet to even know those friends that would be stumbling right alongside me even existed. In fact, I didn’t have any friends who lived outside the US. I didn’t know how to surf, thought I knew what robots were and had never had any of the projects I worked on shown on a big screen to over 2,000 screaming fans.

I have now done all of these things thanks to my internship with. It’s the people that make the experience great. I’m so thankful I got on that plane.

Rob Weidner

My time here in Cape Town has sadly came to an end. Luckily, I left with the intention of coming back very soon and that is the only thing that helped me cope with my departure.

The routine of getting up at 8 o’clock every morning, heading into town on my scooter, working without a proper lunch break, running a hard drive to Somerset or a filter to Camps Bay, going for an end-of-the-day hike up Devil’s Peak or Lion’s Head, having a braai for my housemates and friends for dinner, and heading to bed only to do the same the next day, was certainly one that I could get used to.

Our infinity wall in the studio needed to be painted flat white often because of all our castings and shoots we had so I would frequently and willingly go home with white speckles on my feet. From my experiences here in Cape Town I have definitely gained inspiration to finish up school and get into the working world. I would love to come back to Cape Town to work in the video industry and the past 4 months has taught me so much.

Stephanie Turner

No one could have ever prepared me for this amazing experience abroad. When I left Canada I was incredibly nervous to step off a plane all alone in South Africa. But within 2 minutes of being in Cape Town I knew this was the right choice for me. The people I have met and the opportunities thrown my way have been so unreal. I feel like I’ve been living a dream for the past 8 weeks and I don’t want anyone to wake me up.

My internship at BigSky Productions has been phenomenal. I have had the chance to get involved in all aspects of film production. I’ve put myself out there and shown that I am capable of working very well in this tough industry. I have met people and have created lasting relationships and I know that when I return to South Africa in the future I’ll be able to call this place home once more.

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Film and Photography Internship Cape Town

South Africa

how would you like us to contact you?
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This internship gives you the opportunity to expand your cultural and professional horizons. You will learn vital skills and gain invaluable insight into this fast-paced industry and spend time on working sets and getting practical work experience in film and photography.

Creative film photography 600x337
  • From the camera crew to the caterers, you will gain an important understanding of how each element fits together on a production.
  • As you intern you can expect valuable, onsite crash courses in the appropriate pace and etiquette of film and photography crews.
  • You will likely spend a few days learning the ropes in the media office. When you’ve found your feet, move into other areas of production and build specific competencies in the areas that you prefer.
  • A phenomenal opportunity to learn what it takes to succeed in your chosen industry by observing and working with experienced professionals.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 6 Weeks
Impacts NGO/Charity Photography/ Marketing/ Journalism
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 1483| € 2150| US$ 2150| AU$ 3376|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 1483| € 2150| US$ 2150| AU$ 3376|

Detailed Project Pricing
6 Weeks - 2016 USD 2150 GBP 1483 EUR 2150 AUD 3376
12 Weeks - 2016 USD 2150 GBP 1483 EUR 2150 AUD 3376
6 Weeks - 12 Weeks (2017) USD 2350

Project Start Dates

This project starts on the 1st and the 16th of every month. Please note that the internship cost is the same for 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks and 12 weeks. Accommodation and meals are optional and charged separately. Please see the project brochure for a breakdown of costs.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Placement—Stillking Films

Stillking Films is a film production company with offices in six different countries and a listing of recent productions include "Wanted," starring Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie, "Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig, and "Blood Diamond," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The company is partnered with some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, and Universal.  

Placement – Razor Sharp Films (documentaries and film)

Razor Sharp is a film production company that has been in business for over 13 years, and has extensive experience in producing full features and television documentaries.  The company has first class film equipment, a variety of hotels, casting and model talent, and locations that double for almost anywhere else in the world.

As an intern you will gain experience with every aspect of the job of film production, from costing to casting, pre-production, studio hire, set building, stunts and sound effects, catering and hotels, transport, lights, grips equipment, and any travel requirements needed to get the job done. 

Placement – Magic Mountain in Motion

Magic Mountain is a film production company with expertise in commercial photographic production. The company specializes in catalogue shoots and advertising campaigns for magazines.  

As an intern with Magic Mountain, you will work with the production manager to help arrange and coordinate all aspects of photographic production: from travel arrangements to accommodation, transportation, production vehicles, crew, model bookings, location scouting, permits, catering, props, equipment and art buying.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Local activities

Local Activities

The local town of Observatory, where you will be based, is a vibrant and lively area with many coffee shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy after the day’s work. The house is comfortable and also provides a relaxing environment should you just wish to unwind with a book or movie in the evenings.

Intern activities

Intern Activities

Regular Friday afternoon excursions to different locations in Cape Town will be arranged for interns.  As a group you can enjoy an exciting range of activities including a Wine Cellar tour at Groot Constantia, afternoon barbeque in Nyanga township and a hike up Table Mountain or Lions Head.  

Highlights of cape town

Highlights of Cape Town

You cannot visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world without heading up Table Mountain.  From here you will have a magnificent view over the peninsula and can enjoy a meal at the top of the mountain.  

Other beautiful places to spend your weekends are at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Peninsula where you will have a chance to swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach or visiting the V&A Waterfront for some shopping and entertainment.

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About Cape Town

About cape town

About the Destination

During your South African Internship, you will be located in Observatory, a unique suburb with a bohemian vibe, conveniently only 7km from Cape Town city centre. The local culture offers an interesting collection of cafes, boutique stores, book shops and art galleries. In the evenings you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, bars and live music performances.

The house where you will be accommodated is centrally located to shops, restaurants and public transport. You can stay in a private, furnished room exclusive for the use of internship participants and will share the common areas and bathroom facilities of the house with other participants. Meals can be provided at an extra cost, should you prefer not to cater for your own meals.

As you work and travel in Africa, you can explore the tasty and diverse cuisine, rich culture and unbeatable scenery Cape Town has to offer. You can visit cultural and heritage sites and join in some of the great festivals including jazz, music and sport as well as plenty of intriguing markets with a lively atmosphere where you can spend sunny weekends shopping.

You will be left richer in person, with new insights, new friends and full of adrenaline for your next adventure.

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Alex Hoelscsher

I think the best way to summarize the experience is by telling you who I was when I got on the United Flight out of Nashville, Tennessee headed 8,000 miles away for Cape Town, South Africa three months ago. Getting on that plane I had never bungee jumped before, I have now done the highest bungee jump in the world.

I hadn’t mountain biked, swam with Crocs, hiked a Wonder of the World (Congrats Table Mountain), dove with sharks, been through anything like a township, worked for Red Bull, been on the set of a commercial or feature length documentary. I’ve done all those things now.

I hadn’t stumbled through Long Street and had yet to even know those friends that would be stumbling right alongside me even existed. In fact, I didn’t have any friends who lived outside the US. I didn’t know how to surf, thought I knew what robots were and had never had any of the projects I worked on shown on a big screen to over 2,000 screaming fans.

I have now done all of these things thanks to my internship with. It’s the people that make the experience great. I’m so thankful I got on that plane.

Rob Weidner

My time here in Cape Town has sadly came to an end. Luckily, I left with the intention of coming back very soon and that is the only thing that helped me cope with my departure.

The routine of getting up at 8 o’clock every morning, heading into town on my scooter, working without a proper lunch break, running a hard drive to Somerset or a filter to Camps Bay, going for an end-of-the-day hike up Devil’s Peak or Lion’s Head, having a braai for my housemates and friends for dinner, and heading to bed only to do the same the next day, was certainly one that I could get used to.

Our infinity wall in the studio needed to be painted flat white often because of all our castings and shoots we had so I would frequently and willingly go home with white speckles on my feet. From my experiences here in Cape Town I have definitely gained inspiration to finish up school and get into the working world. I would love to come back to Cape Town to work in the video industry and the past 4 months has taught me so much.

Stephanie Turner

No one could have ever prepared me for this amazing experience abroad. When I left Canada I was incredibly nervous to step off a plane all alone in South Africa. But within 2 minutes of being in Cape Town I knew this was the right choice for me. The people I have met and the opportunities thrown my way have been so unreal. I feel like I’ve been living a dream for the past 8 weeks and I don’t want anyone to wake me up.

My internship at BigSky Productions has been phenomenal. I have had the chance to get involved in all aspects of film production. I’ve put myself out there and shown that I am capable of working very well in this tough industry. I have met people and have created lasting relationships and I know that when I return to South Africa in the future I’ll be able to call this place home once more.

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