South Africa

Virtual Internship in Social Justice & Activism

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.

At a Glance





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Jul 6 ‎– Aug 8

Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

Geopolitics & Power

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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.


  • 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.




The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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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

Internship & Seminar

Faculty & Staff

South Africa: Virtual Internship in Social Justice & Activism

Stewart Chirova, MS, MPS
Emma Arogundade, MPhil
Tabisa Dyonase

Discover the Possibilities


    The tuition for this online internship program is $1,980. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.