Internship Programme

The skills development gap and unemployment figures in South Africa's property sector are a growing concern. With the Internship Programme, we aim to change all that.

The Internship Programme is a pioneering, career-growth initiative designed to facilitate broader economic empowerment within the property sector. Through skills development and mentorship programmes, the Academy empowers young black professionals and entrepreneurs to succeed in South Africa’s property industry.


Each year, the Internship Programme issues around 40 – 50 bursaries to students studying property related qualifications.  Selection is based on both educational performance as well as their unique and ethical approach to life. 

Are you a well-rounded and driven student with a strong academic history looking to further your studies and enter the property industry? If so, you may be an ideal bursary recipient. Apply through our partner organizations SAIBPP, SAPOA, WPN and UP.


Each year we select between 8-10 candidates from our bursary programme and other qualifying graduands and give them an opportunity to gain real life experience in a professional working environment as part of the Vukile Team in an industry leading and comprehensive internship programme. The programme will run for a year, divided into 10 modules. 

Interested in becoming a Internship Programme intern? Email CV and cover letter to (applications open in October of every year).

Success Stories


Nomhle Ngwenya

Property Studies

"Being in the property industry and Internship Programme means to lead with humility but to be hungry. Having a continuous curiosity about people and how they live and how the industry works."

Lesedi Mphahlele

Property Studies & Finance

"With the right guidance and the right foundation the top structures will hold until the end of time. There is a proverb whose meaning I have been privileged to experience, “It takes a village to raise a child ”. I believe Vukile has “Raised” many children."

Thembinkosi Mazibuko

Property Studies

"I am part of one of the most diverse and unique industries, this is not only challenging but is also exciting! Within the Vukile Academy, you realise that you have a voice and we all have a part to play, despite your background or level of skill."

Wachuka Matelakengisa

Property Studies

"Being in this industry means that I am privileged to witness first-hand how properties can transform communities and influence economic growth. At Vukile Academy, every challenge is an opportunity for growth, and the support and guidance I’ve received has been instrumental in my development."

“The Vukile Academy remains a highlight of our social impact. This innovative programme focuses on career growth. It seeks to enhance economic empowerment in the property sector through internships and mentorships for talented young people.”