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Cape Town based logistics company Pargo offers overseas interns a place to fledge

Pargo opens their doors to an influx of interns every year. The smart logistics company is packed with industry professionals who provide graduates from all around the world with vital practical skills.

Besides getting a feel for every day office life, graduates are exposed to the challenges South Africans are facing and the innovative approaches companies are taking to solve them. Interns at Pargo benefit from working in culturally diverse teams where communication is open and critical thinking is cherished.

Located in the bustling business hub of Woodstock, Pargo provokes their interns to immerse themselves in the fast-paced working culture of Cape Town’s tech industry, while still indulging in all the fun the area hosts.

Pargo’s latest intake of interns were Netherlands-born Sterre Brinkman and Bram Roosendal – who joined Pargo as respective operations and sales interns.

Sterre Brinkman is a full-time student at the University of Rotterdam where she studies International Business and Languages. As the operations intern, Sterre’s daily activities include managing inbound communications, assisting the marketing team with various tasks and generally injecting her skills where they’re required.

Bram Roosendal is a full-time Logistics Management student at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. As the sales intern, Bram is excavating research for his end of year project. Bram’s research lends itself to looking for new possibilities in the supply chain of Pargo. His daily activities at Pargo also include: various admin tasks for the sales team and finding new Pargo Pick-up Point possibilities in areas across the country.

Here’s more on how these interns have taken Cape Town by storm:



Bram

1.Why did you choose Pargo as your internship destination?

I really wanted to go abroad for my internship. Many people had told me that Cape Town is fantastic for international students – and it really is! When I heard about Pargo I immediately found it interesting. I found the mission – to give the whole of Africa access to the Ecommerce marketplace – really remarkable.

2.What advice do you have for other interns either wanting to come to Cape Town or those that want to come and intern at Pargo?

For interns who are doubting whether to do their internship in Cape Town: DO IT! You won’t regret it. it will be the time of your life. My advice would be to fully use every weekend you have, even though you are only here for 5 months, there are so many fun things to do and time really does fly when you’re having fun in Cape Town!

3.What has been your fondest memory at Pargo?

A lot, but if I had to choose one, I would choose the Sanlam 10 KM Run we did with a lot of Pargonauts. It was the first time I had done a run like that. I really liked it – especially running with the team.

4.What are you looking forward to in your last few days at Pargo?

The weather is getting better and better so that is nice! I’m looking forward to all the activities we’re still planning. For my research too, these past few months have been the most interesting because I have collected a lot of data and now I can start finalising my conclusions to give to the management of Pargo.



Sterre

1.Why did you choose Pargo as your internship destination?

I chose Pargo because they are a startup that has shown immense growth. That’s really what attracted me.

2.What advice do you have for other interns either wanting to come to Cape Town or those that want to come and intern at Pargo?

I would advise them to not listen to all the people that are scaring you about the crime in Cape Town. Many people really scared me before coming here, and it was unnecessary. For Pargo I would advise to come in open-minded and talk as much as you can to all the Pargo employees as possible. In this way you will make a lot of friends.

3.What has been your fondest memory at Pargo?

My fondest memory at Pargo so far was definitely getting to know everyone at Pargo. They’ve taught me a lot about Cape Town and the people that fill this beautiful city.

4.What are you looking forward to in your last few days at Pargo?

I am looking forward to completing an awesome assignment for Pargo – which they will hopefully use. This you’ll have to stay tuned to see what it is!


Pargo is ready for the next troop of trailblazing interns. If you know of any students who want to expand their knowledge capabilities in entrepreneurship, sales, operations, customer care relations, or marketing, Pargo’s the place for them!

For more information, see our careers page!