Information Technology

Why do a Technology Internship in South Africa?

Many South African tech companies aim to address unique social problems within our communities, while others focus on increasing efficiencies by decreasing the cost of production and helping small businesses scale. A technology internship will allow you to gain a unique perspective on the very important role the technology industry plays in developed economies. As you gain experience, learn new skills and expand your network, you will also see how a different culture uses technology to address its own unique market needs.

Our startup and technology internships in offer the fast-paced, profit-driven environment you can expect in the developed world as we have partnered with companies that aim to leverage technology as a means of empowering young entrepreneurs and paving the way for a new generation of middle-class South Africans. These include, but are not limited to:


Fin-Tech Internships


Many people in the world do not have access to traditional banks and bank accounts, which makes the Fin-Tech industry particularly relevant and important. Many South African Fin-Tech companies are expanding into the developing world and are revolutionizing the financial services landscape.  These companies increase financial inclusivity by helping the unbanked gain access to financial services at much lower rates than traditional brick and mortar institutions. Whether you are a finance/business major or are studying computer science, a Fin-Tech internship across SA will give you relevant hands-on experience in a culturally different market space that is rapidly changing and expanding.


Software Development Internships


OrangLight works with many non-profit, start-ups, and more established tech companies within the civic-tech, fin-tech, insure-tech, retail-tech, and social-tech industries.  You will gain the opportunity to build upon your existing software development skills in a culturally unique business environment.  Having a firm grasp of Python, C, C++, JavaScript, and Java will really make your application stand out.

Tech Start-Up Internships

SA has a rich tech-start-up culture and boasts a large number of start-ups in e-commerce, insure-tech, retail-tech, digital connectivity, enabling technologies, capital markets, data and behavioral analytics, blockchain, and many more.

All of these internships are relevant for those with the following goals and/or educational backgrounds:

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs

  • Business & Finance students/graduates

  • Data Science & Machine Learning students/graduates

  • Computer Science students/graduates

  • Sales & Marketing students/graduates

  • Organizational & Behavioral Psychology students/graduates

  • Human Resources students/graduates

  • MBA students/graduates

Johannesburg South Africa

How It Works

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Send your CV

To apply email your CV to our Admissions Board for preliminary vetting.

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Pass Vetting

If you qualify, we'll get back to you within 7 days with next steps to induction.

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Induction & Interviews

Pay the R350 program fee to  begin induction training and attend interviews.

Begin Internship

Secure the best position for you and gain experience in your chosen field.