Grey skies, heavy downpours, heat relief, spicy food, slippery streets, jam-packed transport and endless opportunities for romance, friendship and travel – monsoon season in India is the stuff that poems and songs are written about. And you can experience this when you intern in India. After days of sweltering heat, the rains are a refreshing…
If you could choose between living in Cape Town or New Delhi, which would you choose? It’s a tough choice since both are vibrant, dynamic cities with a lot to offer in culture, arts and entertainment. For recent if i could… intern, Yingi, Cape Town was an easy choice. She is originally from Nigeria…
The if i could… programme places skilled graduates and young professionals in organisations working solely in the development sector in New Delhi and Cape Town. New Delhi is one of our newest destination offerings and is an exciting opportunity for interns wanting something entirely different.
You might even find yourself in environments where you can talk to leaders in the South African justice system and this provides a real opportunity to share your thoughts and theories around real tangible change that we, as a country, can attain. Recently, if i could… programme assistant, Mbongeni Ngwenya attended a public dialogue held by The Centre for Conflict Resolution, where he met Justice Edwin Cameron, a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. His new book, Justice: A Personal Account was launched at this event.
The if i could… team is more than just an awesome and attractive group of individuals trying to save the world one internship at a time!
We’re also kind, happy, helpful people who want to see change happen. To this end we support the organisations in our network in numerous ways. Earlier this year we took part in Blisters for Bread which supports an organisation focusing on nutrition for previously disadvantaged individuals. Then there was our stellar performance in the Colour Run Cape Town, which supported another host organisation working out of Landsdowne and recently we did our bit, as volunteers at this years Cape Town International Kite Festival.
The welcoming entrance to Guga S’Thebe Arts centre in Langa. Recently, we visited two of our most beautiful Townships in Cape Town; Langa and Khayelitsha.