Agricultural Research Council: Animal Production Internships x38 posts

Job Summary

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is recruiting and invites applications for 2024 Animal Production Internships x38 posts.

Closing date: 14 March 2024

Location: All nine Provinces

The ARC-Animal Production (ARC-AP) seeks to appoint highly skilled, experienced, and dynamic persons to the following positions : INTERNSHIPS X38: KAONAFATSO VA DIKGOMO POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN ALL NINE (9) PROVINCES (ONE (1) YEAR CONTRACT FIXED TERM CONTRACT).

About ARC

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution that conducts research with
partners, develops human capital and foster innovation in support of the agricultural sector.

It provides diagnostic, laboratory, analytical, agricultural engineering services, post-harvest technology development, agrochemical evaluation, consultation and advisory services, food processing technology services as well as various surveys and training interventions.

Through its wider network of research institutes and experimental farms, the ARC provides a strong scientific base and a broadly distributed technology transfer capacity to the entire agricultural industry in South Africa.

Working at ARC

What we look for

We are always searching for great minds and res​earchers and love to chat to new people, exceptional and passionate talent, innovative and solutions-oriented thinkers.


In addition to offering a competitive salary, we have designed our benefits programs with a people-first approach. We want our team members to be fairly compensated, have access to high-quality health & wellness options, and feel supported so they can perform at their best.

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In addition:

  • You will ​be challenged; 
  • You will be encouraged to excel;
  • You will be given the opportunity to build a rewarding career and in turn you will feel proud to be part of the team; and
  • You w​ill b​e part of a strong research council shaping the future of the agricultural sector.

Key Performance Areas

  • Provide animal recording and improvement services to smallholder farrners.
  • Participate in the training and recruitment of farmers and teams in Kaonafatso ya Dikgomo Beef Recording and Improvement Scheme.
  • Visit farmers for beef recording and improvement purposes.

  • Train new participants in different phases of beef schemes.
  • Participate in focus sessions/meetings with farmers’ teams/ individuals.
  • Participate in the provincial farmer support tearn to implement the project
  • Compile monthly reports.


  • National Diploma in Animal Production.
  • Motivated and prepared to tray. to farms and villages.
  • Good human relations.
  • Good communication skills written and verbal.

How to Apply

NB: Non-RSA Citizens/work permit holders must attach certified copies) as well as the names and
particulars of three (3) traceable referees.

Enquires: Dr. DM Motiang. Tel: (012) 672 9147

Competitive remuneration package will be congruent with the scope, responsibilities, and the stature of the position.

The appointment will be subject to a positive security clearance and preference will be given to designated groups In terms of the ARC Employment Equity Plan. Permanent appointments are subject to six (6) months’ probation period.

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Applications accompanied by covering letter, detailed CV (Including certified copies of certificates, supporting documents, copy of driver’s license) must be attached on the Arm. Click on the link to apply

SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who do not receive any response four (4) weeks after the dosing date must regard their applications as unsuccessful. The company has the right not to appoint.


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