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Agricultural Research Council Internships 2024 Apply Now

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a leading research institution dedicated to advancing agricultural science and technology for the betterment of agriculture and food security. With a rich history of innovation and collaboration, we strive to address the complex challenges facing the agricultural sector through cutting-edge research, technology transfer, and capacity building.

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is offering internship opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about agricultural research and innovation. As an ARC intern, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced researchers and scientists in various fields of agriculture, gaining hands-on experience and contributing to meaningful projects that address key challenges in the agricultural sector.

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  • Assist in conducting agricultural research experiments and trials under the guidance of senior researchers.
  • Collect and analyze data related to crop production, livestock management, pest control, soil science, and other areas of agricultural research.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of research methodologies and protocols.
  • Assist in maintaining research facilities, equipment, and experimental plots.
  • Participate in fieldwork, including sample collection, data recording, and experimental observations.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and scientific publications based on research findings.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams within the ARC and external partners to achieve research objectives.
  • Stay updated on the latest developments in agricultural science and technology through literature reviews and attending seminars/workshops.
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program in agriculture, agronomy, plant science, animal science, soil science, or a related field.
  • Strong interest in agricultural research, innovation, and sustainability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills and data analysis software.
  • Prior experience in agricultural research or related field is desirable but not required.


Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Gain hands-on experience and mentorship from experienced researchers and scientists in the agricultural field, providing valuable insights and skills development.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build professional connections within the agricultural research community through interactions with multidisciplinary teams, industry partners, and stakeholders.
  • Training Workshops and Seminars: Access to workshops, seminars, and training sessions on relevant topics to enhance knowledge and skills in agricultural research and innovation.
  • Career Guidance: Receive guidance and support in career planning and development, including advice on further education, research opportunities, and career pathways in agriculture.
  • Flexible Work Environment: Enjoy a flexible work environment that promotes work-life balance and accommodates individual needs, including flexible working hours and remote work options when applicable.
  • Access to Research Facilities: Utilize state-of-the-art research facilities, laboratories, and equipment to conduct experiments and trials, enhancing the quality and scope of research projects.
  • Professional References: Receive professional references and recommendations upon successful completion of the internship, valuable for future academic pursuits or job applications.
  • Publication Opportunities: Collaborate on research projects that may lead to co-authorship on scientific publications, enhancing visibility and recognition within the academic and scientific community.
  • Community Engagement: Participate in outreach activities and community engagement initiatives aimed at promoting agricultural science and technology to the wider community, contributing to public awareness and education.
  • Health and Wellness: Access to health and wellness resources, including employee assistance programs, counseling services, and recreational facilities to support physical and mental well-being during the internship period.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for two references. Please indicate "ARC Internship Application" in the subject line.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Research Services
Job Location
Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa, Bethlehem, Free State, 9700, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 11, 2024
Valid through
June 11, 2028
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