Internships with meaning.

Heavy Chef offers a remarkable internship experience at the top startups and emerging businesses in South Africa. After over 10 years of building an entrepreneurial network, Heavy Chef has the most extensive community of companies who need skilled professionals and business students to solve real problems in Cape Town. 

Some of the cool companies that you can choose to work with: 


Heavy Chef is the best IN THE WORLD at: 
connecting you with MEANING-FILLED companies and providing you with outstanding service whilst you're undergoing your internship. 

€460 / $550

Basic Placements work within flexible periods, according to your calendar.

  • Placement with Africa's top companies matching your skill set.
  • Reference letter from your manager.

€1850 / $2260

Professional Placements work within flexible periods, according to your calendar.

  • Internship with one of Africa's top social entrepreneurs.
  • Follow up meetings and progress checking.
  • Completion certificate.
  • Reference letter from your manager.
  • Networking events with the Heavy Chef Community of entrepreneurs.
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • Transport to your company on the first day of work.

€5800 / $6900

The Professional Programme is a 9 week intensive programme that includes a 1 week safari and accommodation. 

  • Everything we include in the Professional Placement PLUS:
  • Welcome trip.
  • Safe, trendy accommodation with breakfast.
  • 1 week game viewing safari on South Africa's world famous Garden Route by Trail tuned Adventure travel.

For Groups Only (Minimum 4 People Per Programme).  


Enquire now and a consultant will send you a prospectus of our internship programme. Fill in the form below or email our COO / Programme Director directly at  

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So, I've applied. What's next?  

  1. You will send us your CV along with a motivational letter and your ideal starting date. Then we will have a skype interview to clarify your expectations.
  2. Your personalised matching process begins: we will match you with a top company that is in need of your skills.
  3. Once you and the company are both happy, only then you pay 50% deposit to secure your place.
  4. Then you will be in touch with Heavy Chef via a closed group chat to help you with your questions before arrival.
  5. You will send us your flight details and the copy of your passport and we will arrange your transfer from the airport to your accommodation.
  6. We will take  you to your company on your first working day and welcome you into the Heavy Chef Community. 

Woah! What about the fun stuff? 


Heavy Chef has a host of tailor-made African experiences, designed to exhilarate your senses and enrich your mind. 

Trail Tuned Tours is a Cape Town based adventure travel and extreme sports company aimed at ensuring adventurer travelers know the best way to travel through South Africa at affordable prices. Through our ever growing network of trusted industry experts we can offer anything from guided weekend adventure trips away to do it yourself options and you can be sure our years of knowledge and experience is being passed down to you. We strive to uncover and showcase the best adventure experiences Southern Africa has to offer.

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