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Prison Youth Creative Arts and Empowerment Internship

Cape Town, South Africa

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This is a one of a kind South African internship program where you will work towards empowering young offenders in prison through sports, creative arts and life skills while having the opportunity to explore Cape Town, one of the top tourist destinations in the world and soak up the local culture and energy of this creative hub.

Prison Youth Empowerment Internship
  • Candidates will work within the challenging environment of prison life to empower and rehabilitate young offenders.
  • Ideal if you’re looking to begin a career or studies in creative arts, sports or social work
  • As an intern you will help facilitate workshops, art exhibitions, events, post-release programs and curriculum development
  • The program works with young offenders aged 14-25 in a safe and structured environment
  • The intern work is carried out in several different prisons in and around Cape Town.
  • You will also help educate surrounding communities in the effects of and stigma caused by incarceration.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 12 Weeks
Impacts Education & Youth Development NGO/Charity
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 2497| € 2977| US$ 3870|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 2497| € 2977| US$ 3870|

Detailed Project Pricing
12 Weeks USD 3870 GBP 2497 EUR 2977
20 Weeks USD 5415 GBP 3494 EUR 4165
24 Weeks USD 6490 GBP 4187 EUR 4992

Project Start Dates

You can arrive on the first or third Monday of the month (so that you can start your internship on the Tuesday). Internships run throughout the year, except for 2 weeks around Christmas, when offices close.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 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

Before commencement of your program, you will undergo an assessment with a coordinator who will determine which program is best suited to you. Previous experience or current study in drama, the arts field, or social welfare would be ideal. On completion of the assessment you will undergo training that will be prepare you for working in the correctional centres. The training will also provide a glimpse into how the organisation functions in order to make the biggest possible impact. In prisons not every day is the same, some days are good and some very challenging. It is important to stay highly motivated.

Most mornings will be spent with a qualified supervisor facilitating workshops at one of the correctional facilities while your afternoons will be dedicated to recording and preparation of the sessions, and implementation of the post-release program and activities. One day a week will be dedicated to working on research projects and management.

Your internship role will be varied and you will be involved in activities such as life skills, creative arts, sports and games, theatre, music and dance, literacy and gardening projects.

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Cape Town Sightseeing

Your intern accommodation is ideally located close to Cape Town city centre offering a host of fantastic activities for you to enjoy day and night. You can ride the Hop-on, Hop-off Cape Town City Sightseeing Bus to explore this unique city, shop at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the many delicious eateries, pubs and live music, go on a Cape Point Peninsula Tour including a swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach and taste some of the world’s finest wines on a delectable wine-lands tour.

Activities in Cape Town

Cape Town Adventures

The magnificent Table Mountain can be hiked, or for the quicker way up you can take the cable car to the top. Once you’ve soaked in the breath-taking view you have the option to abseil your way down. Surfing lessons, Shark Cage Diving and Sky-diving are also on the ‘adventure menu’.

Wildlife conservation

Wildlife

For an African wildlife experience you can go on a safari at Aquila Safari - a “Big 5” private game reserve with animals such as the springbok, lion, cape porcupine, olive baboon, leopard, and African elephant. You can also take a boat trip to Seal Island or visit the aquarium.

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About Cape Town

Explore Cape Town

About the Destination

Cape Town is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. During your stay at the tip of Africa you will be located in Observatory – the city’s most bohemian suburb, a short 10 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The house is fully furnished, comfortable and spacious. The secure property is staffed with a cook and a house keeper. You will share a room with other interns or volunteers and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuables.

Cape Towns colourful and vibrant atmosphere will get your work and volunteer experience off to an exciting start as you experience the tasty and diverse cuisine, rich culture and unbeatable scenery. Cape Town has many fantastic beaches to visit, each with its own unique atmosphere. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are also great for walks and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic.

Cape Town offers great festivals including jazz, music and sport and has plenty of intriguing markets with a lively atmosphere where you can spend sunny weekends shopping.

This amazing internship in Africa will leave you with a new sense of appreciation, a record of new adventures and an experience that will stay in your heart for a lifetime.

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Prison Youth Creative Arts and Empowerment Internship

Cape Town, South Africa

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

This is a one of a kind South African internship program where you will work towards empowering young offenders in prison through sports, creative arts and life skills while having the opportunity to explore Cape Town, one of the top tourist destinations in the world and soak up the local culture and energy of this creative hub.

Prison Youth Empowerment Internship
  • Candidates will work within the challenging environment of prison life to empower and rehabilitate young offenders.
  • Ideal if you’re looking to begin a career or studies in creative arts, sports or social work
  • As an intern you will help facilitate workshops, art exhibitions, events, post-release programs and curriculum development
  • The program works with young offenders aged 14-25 in a safe and structured environment
  • The intern work is carried out in several different prisons in and around Cape Town.
  • You will also help educate surrounding communities in the effects of and stigma caused by incarceration.
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 12 Weeks
Impacts Education & Youth Development NGO/Charity
Destination Destination
South Africa
Priced From Priced From
£ 2497| € 2977| US$ 3870|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 2497| € 2977| US$ 3870|

Detailed Project Pricing
12 Weeks USD 3870 GBP 2497 EUR 2977
20 Weeks USD 5415 GBP 3494 EUR 4165
24 Weeks USD 6490 GBP 4187 EUR 4992

Project Start Dates

You can arrive on the first or third Monday of the month (so that you can start your internship on the Tuesday). Internships run throughout the year, except for 2 weeks around Christmas, when offices close.

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 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.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Before commencement of your program, you will undergo an assessment with a coordinator who will determine which program is best suited to you. Previous experience or current study in drama, the arts field, or social welfare would be ideal. On completion of the assessment you will undergo training that will be prepare you for working in the correctional centres. The training will also provide a glimpse into how the organisation functions in order to make the biggest possible impact. In prisons not every day is the same, some days are good and some very challenging. It is important to stay highly motivated.

Most mornings will be spent with a qualified supervisor facilitating workshops at one of the correctional facilities while your afternoons will be dedicated to recording and preparation of the sessions, and implementation of the post-release program and activities. One day a week will be dedicated to working on research projects and management.

Your internship role will be varied and you will be involved in activities such as life skills, creative arts, sports and games, theatre, music and dance, literacy and gardening projects.

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Cape Town Sightseeing

Your intern accommodation is ideally located close to Cape Town city centre offering a host of fantastic activities for you to enjoy day and night. You can ride the Hop-on, Hop-off Cape Town City Sightseeing Bus to explore this unique city, shop at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the many delicious eateries, pubs and live music, go on a Cape Point Peninsula Tour including a swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach and taste some of the world’s finest wines on a delectable wine-lands tour.

Activities in Cape Town

Cape Town Adventures

The magnificent Table Mountain can be hiked, or for the quicker way up you can take the cable car to the top. Once you’ve soaked in the breath-taking view you have the option to abseil your way down. Surfing lessons, Shark Cage Diving and Sky-diving are also on the ‘adventure menu’.

Wildlife conservation

Wildlife

For an African wildlife experience you can go on a safari at Aquila Safari - a “Big 5” private game reserve with animals such as the springbok, lion, cape porcupine, olive baboon, leopard, and African elephant. You can also take a boat trip to Seal Island or visit the aquarium.

Back to Top

About Cape Town

Explore Cape Town

About the Destination

Cape Town is not only the most popular international tourist destination in South Africa, but Africa as a whole. During your stay at the tip of Africa you will be located in Observatory – the city’s most bohemian suburb, a short 10 minute drive from the Cape Town city centre. The house is fully furnished, comfortable and spacious. The secure property is staffed with a cook and a house keeper. You will share a room with other interns or volunteers and bathrooms are communal. Wifi is available for a small fee as well as access to a small lock-up safe for your valuables.

Cape Towns colourful and vibrant atmosphere will get your work and volunteer experience off to an exciting start as you experience the tasty and diverse cuisine, rich culture and unbeatable scenery. Cape Town has many fantastic beaches to visit, each with its own unique atmosphere. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are also great for walks and the perfect place to enjoy a picnic.

Cape Town offers great festivals including jazz, music and sport and has plenty of intriguing markets with a lively atmosphere where you can spend sunny weekends shopping.

This amazing internship in Africa will leave you with a new sense of appreciation, a record of new adventures and an experience that will stay in your heart for a lifetime.

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Feedback from our volunteers

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Internship Brochure

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