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ARC-Animal Production Internships South Africa 2023/2024

ABOUT THE ARC-Animal Production :

Conducting research with partners, fostering innovation, developing human capital, and supporting the agricultural sector are just some of the duties and passions of the premier science institution that is The Agricultural Research Council (ARC.)

Some of the services the ARC provides is that of agricultural engineering, laboratory, diagnostic and analytical. They also provide consultation and advisory services, post-harvest technology development, various surveys and training interventions, food processing technology services, and agrochemical evaluation. ARC provides the entire agricultural industry of the country with broadly distributed technology transfer capacity and a strong scientific base by using their wider network of research institutes and experimental farms.


Locations: Irene, Pretoria, Gauteng (and other locations across South Africa)
Contract duration:1 year
Number of positions available: 30

The ARC-Animal Production (ARC-AP) is offering an internship opportunity to candidates all around South Africa. The internship will be part of the Kaonafatso Ya Dikogomo- Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme and the candidate will be required to be an experienced, skilled and dynamic person.
Key Performance Areas of the Programme:

  • Providing smallholder farmers with improved services and animal recordings
  • Participating in the Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme recruiting and training of teams and farmers
  • Visiting farmers for the purpose of improving and keeping records of beef
  • Providing training for individuals in the different phases of beef schemes
  • Participating with farmers and farmers’ teams in focus meetings and sessions
  • Deriving performance indicators by creating databases of livestock performance and current heard statistics (this information will be collected from all necessary/possible sources)
  • Implementing projects by participating in the provincial farmer support team
  • Ensuring that reports are compiled monthly



Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must have completed a Diploma in Animal Production
  • Must be highly motivated
  • Must be willing to travel (to farms/villages)
  • Must have excellent human relations
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written and oral)



Applications must be submitted by email to: APICV@arc.agric.za

Attach the following documents to your application email:

  • A cover letter (with at least 3 contactable references)
  • An updated and detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of academic transcripts/certificates
  • A copy of your drivers’ license
  • Certified copies of Work Permits (for non-South African Citizens)


Please note:

  • Your application MUST include your preferred province
  • Remuneration will be paid in accordance with the stature, scope, and responsibilities of your position
  • Candidates will undergo a security clearance
  • Preference will be given to South African Residents
  • If you are submitting a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by a SAQA evaluation report
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified
  • If you do not hear a response within 4-weeks of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful
  • ARC is NOT obligated to fill out the position
  • The Agricultural Research Council is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the process and principles of Employment Equity.



For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact ARC directly:

Contact Person: Dr. DM Motiang
Telephone number: 012 672 9147


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