As a student in a developing country first lesson is to understand that you could be looked upon as a volunteer. Thereby, we expect that you are equipped with knowledge about the goals for your internship and understand how to work towards them in a joint venture with your supervisor in Denmark and at the institution in Cape Town.
You must be mature and able to exercise a high degree of respect and dignity and furthermore, be open to new impressions and attitudes – and most important, to learn.
It is also expected that you show interest in learning about South African society and culture. If you develop an understanding of South African society, it will give you a better background for understanding the problems that you might have to deal with through your internship.
You must be able to understand and express yourself in English.
What kind of internships do we organise?
Any in the educational and health area!
We have great experience in facilitation internships for students of the professions:
– social educator (pædagog)
– social worker
– occupational therapist
And we’ll be happy to take on any new challenge.
Duration of stay
We organise stays of minimum 4 weeks. The distribution of projects is on a “first come first served” basis, so the sooner you enrol the greater chance you have. If you wish to do an internship (elective) at a hospital we recommend you to contact us 1-2 years in advance – Cape Town and it’s teaching institutions are very popular!
ScanZa programme price is 4000 DKK.
The price is divided into a
– Starting fee: 2000 DKK paid before the initial interview
– Final fee 2000 DKK paid before the Preparation Seminar
The price includes:
- Initial interview; screening, practical information and choice of project
- Guidance and assistance with visa procedures, vaccinations etc.
- Preparation Seminar in Denmark. Note: It is compulsory to participate.
- Airport pickup on arrival
- Orientation in Cape Town and introduction to your project
- Advice on renting accommodation in Cape Town
- Assistance during you stay in Cape Town
- The airfare to Cape Town
- Visa application fee to the South African Embassy at 430 DKK
- Daily living expenses in Cape Town
- Potential admin fee or registration fee to projects and universities (see below)
The following rules apply to cancellation: If cancellation after the initial, meeting no refund of the starting fee and if cancellation after the Preparation Seminar no refunds of the final fee will be made.
Where can I do an internship?
At almost any of our projects – of course depending on your need and wishes. You wish to experience something different to Scandinavia and no matter if that’ll be at a children home or in the trauma ward of a hospital you will get challenged.
Admin fees or registration fees
A few projects charge an admin fee, an average of 260DKK per month.
The higher teaching institutions – universities and colleges – charge a registration fee, department fee and a fee to the health professional council of South Africa. If you are to complete an internship (an elective) in a hospital not only doing shadowing you will have to register and thereby pay a fee. The prices differ from the institutions and changes every year but in average a two-week elective costs around 3500 DKK.
Don’t let the payment scare you off – compared to other English speaking countries of this level of education it is a little fee.
[nggallery id=15] Social Educator student Camilla, six months internship at a school for disabled children.