KAHAL and Connect-123 are excited to announce the 2019 Cape Town Internship Program Scholarship for the Jewish community Winner!

Congrats Dan Epstein! KAHAL is so excited for you to explore South Africa’s Jewish community while immersing yourself in a customized, career-focused internship in Cape Town.

As the winner of this scholarship, he will receive free tuition for Connect-123’s Cape Town internship program, including housing for 8 weeks (a $3,950 value). In addition, KAHAL will pre-approve the winner for an additional grant of up to $250 to spend as you explore the vibrant, welcoming Jewish community of South Africa.

This Scholarship also includes ten runner-up awards. As a runner-up, you will receive a $300 discount off your Connect-123 program tuition and pre-approval for the KAHAL program grant.

Thanks to our local partners in Cape Town, both the grand prize winner and all runners-up will have the opportunity to participate in special programs and initiatives on the ground, including Shabbat dinners, heritage hikes, and more.


What’s the deadline? The application period is from February 4, 2019, to February 24, 2019. Applications must be submitted by 11:59:59pm PST on February 24 to be considered.

When will the decision be announced? Decisions will be announced by March 1, 2019.

When can I go to Cape Town? The Scholarship, as well as the runner-up prizes, are valid for internships starting between June 1 and October 31, 2019.

What kind of internships are available? Connect-123 has relationships with hundreds of organizations in Cape Town for internship placements. All winners will receive the same customized placement service that Connect-123 provides to all participants. Leveraging your skills, background, and interests, Connect-123 will find you a meaningful, career-related opportunity. Please visit our Cape Town page for more information and also please check out our Cape Town reviews from past participants.

Does Cape Town have an active Jewish community? Yes! With the oldest Jewish community in South Africa, Cape Town has a rich and fascinating Jewish history. The first synagogue, built in 1849, still stands today. You will be able to explore cultural centers like the Holocaust Museum and visit the Progressive (Reform) synagogue that hosts programs including a “freedom Seder” with local students. All scholarship winners will have the opportunity to participate in events related to Cape Town’s Jewish culture and to meet leaders of the Jewish community.

Tell me more about the organizations behind this scholarship? About Connect-123: Connect-123 is one of the world’s leading providers of international experiential education, helping university students find challenging, career-related internship and service learning projects in a wide range of fields including human rights, journalism, education, business consulting, entrepreneurship, health care, engineering and sustainable development.  Through their extensive network of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, Connect-123’s local, on-the-ground staff can find specific opportunities for students according to their academic and career goals. Since 2006, Connect-123 has placed thousands of students into opportunities in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai, and will be launching its newest location, Sydney, this year.

About KAHAL: KAHAL provides Jewish students studying and working abroad the resources, tools, and connections they need to meaningfully engage with the Jewish community and deepen their Jewish identity during one of the most important, meaningful, and enduring experiences of their lives. Founded in 2013, KAHAL is the premier organization for Jewish study abroad students around the world, helping thousands immerse themselves in Jewish life in 55 countries and 110 cities worldwide.


Please feel free to reach out to Jojo Rubnitz or Robyn Casper.

Thanks everyone who applied! Look out for more opportunities like this coming soon.