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 and wanted to come back to the African continent. Yingi studied psychology at New York University and joined us on a public health internship for 3 months. “I liked the fact that if i could… offered only 2 destinations,” said Yingi. “It shows that [you] pay particular attention to those destinations, and that the offerings are specialised and focused.”
Yingi was involved in a very diverse role during her internship, and as a result got a lot of exposure to different tasks such as script writing, transcribing interviews, research administration and more. She also had the opportunity to be involved in Life Skills lessons which her host organisation planned for youth in the area. “One of the highlights of being at the organisation was making friends with the other interns,” said Yingi.
“I felt connected and cared for,” said Yingi about the if i could… team. “I felt that there was someone who cared about how I was doing and to make sure I was having fun.” We know that being in a new place can be challenging at times, but the if i could… team is always on hand to make sure you are well settled and enjoying your new city!
From Cape Town, Yingi will be heading home to Nigeria for a couple of months. After that, she has plans to visit Brazil to continue working on a personal project. She said she would definitely recommend living abroad for an extended period of time – “Try not to be scared. There is a fine line between caution and fear, and you need to find the balance between the two. Don’t let fear prevent you from doing certain things,” she advised.
International internships look great on a resume, they certainly add to your portfolio of professional experience and also introduce you to new and exciting places. Find out more about our opportunities in Cape Town or New Delhi by contacting our team or visiting our website.