Program Overview

Based in Johannesburg, this internship is a new connection developed in an effort to expand learning opportunities in Africa. The primary mission of the host organization is to provide holistic support for orphaned and vulnerable children throughout the course of their education. Fairfield interns can expect an immersive experience in South African culture, including exposure to Zulu and Xhosa, both of which are official languages of South Africa. Global Scholars Program interns of any major are welcome to apply and can engage in many related activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Tutoring in all academic subjects
  • Planning educational or recreational activities
  • Teacher training
  • Life skills training
  • Computer literacy
  • Marketing/fundraising activities

The length of the internship may vary between four to ten weeks, depending on the intern’s availability. For specific questions about the internship, please contact Dr. Terry Ann Jones. For specific information about traveling to South Africa, please visit the Department of State’s page on South Africa.

General questions can be directed to in the International Studies Program office located in DMH 251.


View photos from our students’ latest internships in South Africa.

GSP 2017 South Africa

Student Spotlight

8290_ug_cas_intl-studies_south-africa_sydney-williams_09192017Sydney Williams ’19
International Studies and Politics double major
Black Studies minor

‌“I set out on this journey to South Africa to not only gain an understanding of the thriving nation’s rich history, but also to assess how a successful nonprofit is run. What I have come to discover has been far beyond what I could have ever anticipated.”



8290_ug_cas_intl-studies_south-africa_dominique_09192017‌Domonique Jackson ’18
Politics and American Studies double major
Black Studies minor

“Despite not having an International Studies background, I think I’ve solidified that I am truly interested in working in an advocacy role - even on an international scale. I’m convinced that advocating for the rights of disadvantaged groups is something I’m passionate about.”


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