Available at GCIS provincial offices, GCIS district offices & Thusong centres in your area!

Internships: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 2017/2018

Stipend R86 589.76 annum depending on the level of qualifications.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries presents exciting opportunities/positions for the unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 through its Experiential Training and Internship Programme. Successful applicants will be appointed as interns for 12 months and will undergo on-the-job development training in technical, professional, public service, business and life skills relevant and crucial for them to enter the formal job market. The opportunities/positions presented are categorised as follows:

1. Agri-export Technologists Programme [Ref: AETP/2017] (Fax: 086 605 8457; E-mail: aetpintern@humanjobs.co.za)

This category of opportunities calls for qualified unemployed graduates in possession of a 3-year (minimum) national qualification in one of the following fields: Agricultural Sciences, Food Technology or Environmental Health to participate in the Agri- export Technologists Programme to gain both the practical experience and employment in the perishable products export industry of South Africa. Successful candidates will be placed with relevant industry organisations under the guidance and leadership of the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB). Candidates applying for this category must motivate on a separate page (not less than 300 words) why they think they should be considered for this programme and will be subjected to further adjudication by PPECB for final selection. Applicants must be entering the internship programme in government for the first time.

2. Development of Young Producer and Entrepreneurial Programme

This category of opportunities calls for qualified unemployed graduates with the commitment, passion and interest to become farmers/entrepreneurs. Their ultimate goal must be to be businessmen and businesswomen in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors. Candidates applying for this category must motivate on a separate page (in not less than 300 words) why they think they should be considered for this programme and will be subjected to an assessment tool for final selection. The reference number is indicated next to the organisation on the table below. Unemployed graduates from Agricultural Training Institutes (Colleges of Agriculture) are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be entering the internship programme in government for the first time.

3. Employment/job seekers

This category of opportunities calls for qualified unemployed graduates in fields of study required by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. The reference number is indicated next to the directorate/organisation in the table below. Candidates must be entering the internship programme in government for the first time.

4. Experiential Training (Stipend: R 49 861.00 per year)

The candidates applying for this category are those currently registered for undergraduate study programmes in agriculture, forestry and fisheries and are required to do experiential training as a requirement for them to graduate. Applicants must have a referral letter from the institution of higher learning. The reference number is indicated next to the directorate/organisation in the table below.

Specific requirements

Applicants for the experiential training, job seekers and Development of Young Producer and Entrepreneurial categories will be allocated in the directorates/organisations listed in the table below and must be entering the internship programme in government for the first time.

Directorate / Organisation

Reference

Number of interns

Placements

Qualification

Major subjects (any one of the following

Agriculture Opportunities (Fax: 086 604 6600; E-mail: agricintern@humanjobs.co.za)

Communication Services (Pretoria)

CSPTA/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/Experiential training

Feature writing; Print Media and Practice Journalism

CSPTA/02

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/Experiential training

Communication; Public Relations; Events Management

CSPTA/03

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/Experiential training

Graphic Design

Food Safety and Quality Assurance

FSQA/1

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Plant Production; Plant Pathology; Entomology

FSQA/2

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Plant Pathology; Entomology

FSQA/3

1

Cape Town (Stellenbosch)

B. degree/National diploma/Experiential training

Analytical Chemistry; Chemistry

FSQA/4

1

Cape Town (Stellenbosch)

B. degree/National diploma

Microbiology; Food Chemistry

Sector Education and Training

SET/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/N6/Experiential training

Office Management; Public Administration; Business Administration

 

SET/02

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Marketing; Communication; Public Relations

Internal Audit

IA/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Internal Audit

Knowledge and Information Management

KIM/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Information Management; Informatics; Communication; Public Management& Governance

Plant Health

PH/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Plant Pathology; Entomology; Plant Protection; Crop Protection; Agriculture

Sector Transformation

ST/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Management; Policy Development; Community Development; Project Management

BBBEE Charters Compliance

BCC/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Agricultural Economics; Economics; Business Management

Plant Production

PP/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Horticulture; Agronomy; Plant Production

PP/02

2

Pretoria (Roodeplaat)

B. degree.

Plant Physiology; Botany

Strategic Planning

SP/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Strategic Planning; Strategic Management; Economics; Project Management; Programme Management

Marketing

MKT/01

1

Tshwane Fresh Produce Market

B. degree

Accounting; Auditing; Business Management; Economics; Financial Management and Agricultural Marketing

MKT/02

1

Durban Fresh Produce Market

MKT/03

1

Cape Town Fresh Produce Market

MKT/04

1

APAC – Boksburg

Animal Production

AP/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Pasture Science; Grassland Science; Wildlife Management; Animal Production; Poultry Science; Beef Production; Dairy Production; Small Stock Production

AP/02

1

P/Maritzburg

B. degree/National diploma

Poultry Production; Poultry Science

Financial Accounting

FA (PTA)

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Financial Accounting; Business Management

Information Communication Technology

ICT (PTA)/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Desktop Support

ICT (PTA)/02

1

Business/Public Management

ICT (PTA)/03

1

Electronic Engineering

ICT (PTA)/04

1

Server Management/ Support

Human Resources Management

HRM/01

4

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

HRM; Public Management; Administration

Inspection Services

IS/01

1

Port Elizabeth

B. degree/National diploma

Horticulture; Botany; Entomology; Plant Pathology

IS/02

1

Cape Town (Stellenbosch)

B. degree/National diploma

Food Technology; Biochemistry; Microbiology

IS/03

1

OR Tambo International Airport

B. degree/National diploma

Pathology; Animal Production; Plant Production; Entomology

IS/04

1

Nelspruit

B. degree/National diploma

Plant Pathology; Entomology

Chief Directorate: Chief Information Officer

CD:CIO/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Political Science; Administration

Food Import and Export Standards

FIES/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Animal diseases

Organisational Performance

OP/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Agriculture Economics; Economics; Statistics, Econometrics; Public Administration; Public Management, Monitoring and Evaluation; Auditing

Facilities Management

FC/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Public Management; Administration; Finance; Procurement; Building Science; Construction Management; Property Management; Build Environment

Agricultural Inputs Control

AIC/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Animal Science; Animal Nutrition; Soil Science; Agronomy; Crop Nutrition; Soil Fertility

Small Holder Development

SHD/01

2

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Management; Extension and Rural Development; Plant Production; Animal Production

Employee Relations

ER/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Labour Relations

ER/02

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Human Resources Management; Public Administration

CASP Office

CASP/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Agricultural Economics

Policy Research and Support

PRS/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Animal Production; Plant Science; Agricultural Economics; Biological Science

Agro-Processing Support

APS/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Agricultural Economics; Agribusiness

Veterinary Public Health

VPH/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Public Administration; Human Resources Management; Project Management

VPH/02

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Animal Health; Veterinary Public Health; Epidemiology; Anatomy; Physiology

Employee Development and Performance Management

EDPM/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Management of Training; Human Resource Development; Advanced Management of Training

EDPM/02

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree and SACSSP registration

Social Work; Psychology; Counseling; Psychometry; Community Wellness

EDPM/03

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Environmental Health; Nursing

Africa Relations

AR/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

International Relations; Political Science

Americas, Australia, Europe and Middle East Relations

AAEMER/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

International Relations; Political Science

Cooperative and Enterprise Development

CED/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Agricultural Economics; Economics

Subsistence Farming

SF/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Agricultural Economics; Plant Production; Animal Production

Supply Chain Management

SCM/PTA

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Accounting; Business Economics; Economics

National Extension Support

NES/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree

Communication; Marketing; Public Relations

Sector Colleges

SC/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Logistics; Supply Chain Management; Public Administration

Provincial and SOEs Performance Monitoring

PSPM/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Agriculture Economics; Economics; Statistics; Econometrics; Public Administration; Public Management; Monitoring and Evaluation

Risk Management and Investigation

RMI/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Risk Management

Genetics

GR/01

1

Pretoria (Roodeplaat)

B. degree/National diploma

Crop Production; Agronomy; Fruit Production; Horticulture

Programme Development Support

PDS/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Public Admin; Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation

Fisheries Opportunities (Fax: 086 604 6480; E-mail: fisheyintern@humanjobs.co.za)

Communication Services

CSCT/01

2

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/Experiential training

Writing; Media studies; Journalism; Multimedia

Monitoring and Surveillance

MS/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Silviculture; Environmental Management; Forestry Engineering; Fire protection; Forestry Mensuration; Inventory; Forestry Management; Forest Policy and Law; Human Resource Management

Fisheries Protection Vessels

FPV/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

GIS

FPV/02

1

Cape Town

Business Administration; Information Administration; Financial and Procurement Management; Human Resource Management

Information Communication Technology

ICT (CT)

2

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Java Desktop support; networking; Software Development; Oracle; Database Development

Integrated Human Resources Management

IHRM/01

4

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/N6/Experiential Training

Management of Training; Personnel Management; Industrial Psychology

Sustainable Aquaculture Management

SAM/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

 

Aquaculture; Ichthyology; Marine Science; Biology.

SAM/02

1

Cape Town

Public Management; Project Management; Public Service Delivery; Policy Studies

SAM/03

1

Cape Town (Sea Point)

B. degree

Animal Health; Anatomy; Physiology; Parasitology; Microbiology; Toxicology Biosecurity; Farm Management

SAM/04

1

Cape Town (Sea Point)

B. degree/National diploma

Zoology; Botany; Microbiology

Compliance

C/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Animal Studies

C/02

1

Kalk Bay

C/03

1

Hermanus

C/04

1

Gansbaai

Offshore and High Seas Fisheries Management

OHSFM/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Administration; General Management

Aquaculture Technical Services

ATS/01

1

Eastern Cape (Hamburg)

B. degree Hons

Aquaculture

ATS/02

1

Cape Town (Foretrust)

ATS/03

1

Free State (Gariep Dam)

Agricultural Economics

ATS/04

1

Pretoria

Revenue Management

RM/01

2

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Accounting; Auditing; Financial Management; Cost and Management

Aquaculture and Economic Development

 

AED/01

1

Cape Town

BSc

Aquaculture; Zoology; Botany; Phycology; Ichthyology; Environmental Management; Environmental Sciences.

AED/02

 1

B. degree/National diploma

Marketing; Public Relations Management; Communication

Intergovernmental and International Relations

IIC/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

International Relations: Communication; Political Science; Research

Inshore Fisheries Management

IFM/01

2

Cape Town

B. degree

Resource Management; Environmental Management; Administration; Biological Sciences.

Socio Economic Development

SED/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Natural Science; Environmental Management; Community Development; Marine Related Tourism

Office of DDG Fisheries

ODDGF/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Administration; Financial Management

Resource Research

RR/01

1

 

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Office Management; Public Administration

Financial Management (CT)

FMCT/01

2

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Budget; Accounting; Auditing

Stakeholder Engagement

SE/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Business/Office Administration; Information Management; Office Communication; Office Finance; Client Service

Supply Chain Management (Cape Town)

SCMCT/01

2

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

Logistics Demand and Acquisition; Assets Disposal; Contract Tenders; Transport Management; Travel and Events Management

Research Support and Administration

RSA/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Electronics; Digital Systems; Programming

RSA/02

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma/N6

Mechanics; Mechanical Engineering Design; Applied Strength of Materials

Small Scale Fisheries

 

SSF/01

1

Cape Town

B. degree/National diploma

 

Geography; Water Science; Oceanography; Zoology, Developmental Studies

 

SSF/02

 1

East London

Forestry Opportunities (Fax: 086 604 6578; E-mail: foresintern@humanjobs.co.za)

Water Use and Irrigation Development

WUID/01

2

Pretoria (Silverton)

B. degree/National diploma

Soil Science; Plant Production; IrrigationManagement

Forestry Management (Eastern Cape)

FMEC/01

1

Katberg

B. degree/National diploma

Silviculture; Environmental Management; Forestry Engineering; Fire protection; Forestry Mensuration; Inventory; Forestry Management; Forest Policy and Law; Human Resource Management

FMEC/02

1

Willowvale

FMEC/03

1

Ntsubane Estate

FMEC/04

1

Ntywenka

FMEC/05

1

Qunu

FMEC/06

1

Nomadamba

Woodlands and Natural Resource Management

WNRM/01

1

Bulembu Estate

B. degree/National diploma

 

Forestry Management; Siviculture; Fire Protection; Community Safety

 

WNRM/02

1

Bomvana Estate

Forestry Management (Limpopo and Mpumalanga)

FMLM/01

1

Salique

B. degree/National diploma

Silviculture; Forestry Engineering; Fire protection; Forestry Management

FMLM/02

2

Voorspoed

FMLM/03

1

Rossbach

FMLM/04

1

Ermelo

B. degree/National diploma

Forestry; Community Development; Nursery Practice

FMLM/05

1

Makhado

FMLM/06

1

Nelspruit

B. degree/National diploma

Forestry; Fire management; Forest Protection; Forest Management

FMLM/07

1

Makhado

Forestry Management (KwaZulu-Natal)

FMKZN/01

2

Pietermaritzburg

B. degree/National diploma

Forestry; Environmental Management; Land Use System; Natural Resource Management

FMKZN/02

1

Pietermaritzburg

B. degree

Geographical Information System (GIS); Knowledge Information System

FMKZN/03

1

Pietermaritzburg

 

B. degree/National diploma

 

 

Forestry Subjects

 

FMKZN/04

1

Hlokozi

FMKZN/05

1

KwaGubeshe

FMKZN/06

1

Weza Forestry Estate

B. degree/National diploma/Experiential Training

Forestry; Environmental Management

FMKZN/07

1

Sokhulu/Mthunzini Plantation

FMKZN/08

1

Dukuduku Forestry Estate

Forestry Management (other regions)

FMOR/01

2

Bloemfontein

B. degree/National diploma

Community Forestry; Fire Management; Forestry & Climate Change

FMOR/02

1

Mafikeng

Forestry Management; Fire Ecology; Environmental Management; Community Development

FMOR/03

1

Pretoria

Forestry

FMOR/04

1

Bellville

FMOR/05

1

Kimberley

Forestry Regulations and Oversight

FRO/01

1

Pretoria (Head office)

B. degree/National diploma

Forestry Modules; Environment Modules; Project Management; Policy Development; Geography

FRO/02

1

Geography; Spatial Analysis; Cartography; Geographical Information Systems

FRO/03

1

Knowledge and Information Management

Industrial Placement Opportunities (Fax: 086 604 6597; E-mail: industintern@humanjobs.co.za)

Industrial Placement

 

 

 

 

 

GZFT/01

1

Elliot

B. degree

Animal Production; Plant Production; Agro-Processing; Feedlot Management

MOZ/01

1

Durban

B. degree/National diploma

Food Micro; Food Technology; Food Science; Food Processing; Research and Development

TF/01

1

Thabazimbi

Animal Production; Crop Production

ARC/01

2

Pretoria ARC, Central Office, VOPI, API,PPRI

BSc /Hons/MSC Agric

Economics; Extension

MAN/01

1

Pretoria

B. degree

Animal Husbandry; Breeding; Nutrition; Animal Health; Veld and Pasture Management

HEF/01

1

Nkandla

B. degree/National diploma

Animal Health

FFM/01

1

Durban

Food Science; Food Technology

KRB/01

2

Balfour (Mpumalanga)

B.Sc.

Food Science; Animal Science; Agric Economics

LCC/01

1

Pretoria (Centurion)

B. degree/National diploma

Animal Science

ZAC/01

2

North West

B.Sc.

Animal Health; Microbiology; Animal Science

MAP/01

1

Bronkhorstspruit

B. degree/National diploma

Crop Production; Agro-Processing; Agriculture

CWM/01

1

Durban

Food Science; Food Nutrition

INAQ/01

1

Gauteng (Hekpoort)

BSc (Hons)

Aquaculture/Ichthyology

LUNF/01

1

Mpumalanga Lydenburg

 

 

WCA/01

1

East London

 

 

SFCC/*01 

1

Saldanha Bay

 

 

RH/01 

1

Hermanus

 

 

MOLF/01 

1

Paarl

 

 

LAFTS/01 

1

Polokwane

B. degree/National diploma

Food Science

Development of Young Producer and Entrepreneurship Opportunities (Fax: 086 605 8460; E-mail: dypeintern@humanjobs.co.za)

Development of Young Producer and Entrepreneurship

LENT/01

1

Free State (Bainsvlei)

B. degree/National diploma

Crop Science; Animal Science

 

THITA /01

1

Free State (Tweespruit)

 

Crop Science

 

MODU /01

1

Free State (Municipal park)

 

Agroforestry; Crop Science

 

SOF/01

1

Limpopo (Chuenesspoort)

 

Crop Science

 

MONA /01

1

Limpopo (Modimolle)

 

Crop Science; Animal Science

 

KHUP /01

1

North West (Rustenburg)

 

Poultry Production; Crop Science; Animal Science

 

GF/01

1

North West (Stella Village)

 

Crop Science; Animal Science

 

THOJ/01

1

North West (Phokeng)

Crop Science

 

 

DLJ/01

1

North West (Ventersdorp)

Poultry Production; Crop Science; Animal Science

 

 

SONI/01

1

North West (Kameeldrift)

 

Crop Science; Animal Science

 

MUL /01

1

Gauteng (Modderfontein)

 

Piggery Production; Crop Science Animal Science

 

MONZAI/01

1

Gauteng (Vanderbijlpark)

 

Poultry Production; Animal Science

 

DREA/01

1

Gauteng (Vanderbijlpark)

 

Piggery Production; Crop Science; Animal Science

 

MATS/01

1

Mpumalanga (White River)

 

Forestry Management; Agroforestry; Plant Production

 

SAB/01

1

Mpumalanga (Groblersdal)

 

Poultry Production; Animal Science; Crop Science

Enquiries: Mr P. Maesela: 012 319 7198 or Ms B. Shabalala: 012 319 7136

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Applications must be submitted on Z83 forms, obtainable from any public service department and must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV, certified copies of all qualifications and identity document and, where possible, applicants should submit copies of their academic transcripts. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. The Department has the right not to make an appointment.

Applications, quoting the relevant reference number, may be posted to Human Communication Handling, P O Box 1305, Rivonia, 2128
or submitted via email:

or Fax: 086 605 8457 or deposited in the Human Communication Handling boxes (clearly marked Interns / Trainees) at any one of the following DAFF offices:

  • Pretoria (Head Office): Reception, Agriculture Place, 20 Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, Pretoria Cape Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Foretrust Building, 3 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore, Cape Town
  • Stellenbosch: Reception(Support Building), Quarantine Station, Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
  • Pietermaritzburg: Reception (5th Floor), Old Mutual Building, 185 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg
  • King Williams Town: Reception (Ground Floor), Old SABC Building, 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King William’s Town
  • Nelspruit: Reception (2nd Floor), Permanent Building, 27 Brown Street, Nelspruit
  • Makhado: Reception (Ground Floor), Magistrates Building, 103 Landros Street, Makhado
  • Mthatha: Reception (3rd Floor),PRD Building, 2 Sutherland Street, Mthatha.

Enquiries may be directed to Human Communications, tel. 011 257 8012 to verify receipt of your application.

Note: Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 09 September 2016

If you do not hear from us within eight (8) weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

The department has the right not to make an appointment.