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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: NIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 06/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/06/2020 08/08/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art, Black Studies, Business, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, English, History, Internships, Language Arts, Law, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health & Health Education, Sociology Program Type: Cosponsored, Internship Abroad, Virtual Experience
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
Program Provider: SIT Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:
SIT Study Abroad South Africa: Online Internship in Social Justice and Activism (Summer Online)

Gain professional experience working remotely with a nonprofit organization, study apartheid, and learn about the history, ideas, values, and practice of social justice in South Africa.

The remote online internship seminar will help you understand the dynamics of human rights advocacy and the history of apartheid in South Africa, a country emerging from legally enforced racial discrimination and economic and political exclusion. You will also learn the ethics of human rights advocacy and research during a four-week intensive online internship that will give you professional experience working with an international organization. SIT uses extensive networks to facilitate the placement process. Organizations we have worked with deal with issues including gender, community mobilization, public health, migration, media and advocacy, and environmental sustainability. You’ll attend weekly online assessment meetings with your academic director or internship coordinator and keep a work journal to reflect on your experiences, challenges, and professional achievements.
Program Highlights
  • Explore the nuances of human rights movements and how they can change history.
  • Study apartheid’s history and social and economic impacts through to the present day.
  • Build your résumé and professional experience in an internship related to your interests.

Program Components

  • Learn how international organizations work.
  • Work with international colleagues on social justice issues.
  • Contribute to the work of a social justice cause.
  • Develop real world skills and international contacts.

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