Internship Opportunities at Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) is a premier science institution dedicated to advancing agricultural research, fostering innovation, and developing human capital. Through a wide range of services including diagnostic, laboratory, agricultural engineering, and food processing technology, ARC plays a pivotal role in supporting South Africa’s agricultural sector.

About ARC-Small Grains (ARC-SG)

The ARC-Small Grains (ARC-SG) division, located in Bethlehem, focuses on the development and improvement of small grain crops. To strengthen its team, ARC-SG is offering five internship positions in Germplasm Development for Small Grain on a three-year fixed-term contract.

Internship Opportunity: Germplasm Development for Small Grain

This exciting internship program offers a unique opportunity for recent graduates to contribute to impactful research projects, gain hands-on experience, and develop their skills in a dynamic scientific environment.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Research and Technical Activities: Engage in various research and technical tasks across multiple projects.
  • Experimental Planning and Coordination: Assist in planning and conducting glasshouse, field, and laboratory experiments.
  • Data Management: Perform data collection, capturing, and basic analysis under supervision.
  • Business Development: Identify and develop new business opportunities within the agricultural sector.
  • Technology Transfer: Contribute to the successful transfer of scientific knowledge through report writing and presentations.
  • Technical Support: Provide support to research staff and optimize resource utilization.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Utilize and maintain research facilities, apparatus, and equipment.
  • Health and Safety Compliance: Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.


  • Educational Background: A 3-year National Diploma in Agriculture, Biotechnology, Crop Production, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Science, Molecular Biology, or related fields.
  • Technical Skills: Knowledge of maintaining research equipment and infrastructure, understanding basic research principles, proficiency in MS Office.
  • Soft Skills: Strong willingness to learn, good verbal and written communication skills.

Application Details:

  • Enquiries: Mr. T Baloyi, Tel: (058) 307 3416
  • Closing Date for Applications: 21 June 2024
  • How to Apply: Submit your application including a cover letter, detailed CV, and certified copies of relevant documents through the following link: Apply Here

Why Join ARC?

Joining ARC offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Competitive Remuneration: Attractive salary packages aligned with the scope and responsibilities of the position.
  • Growth and Development: Opportunities to learn and grow within a leading scientific institution.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer: ARC is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from designated groups.

Don’t miss this chance to embark on a fulfilling career path with the Agricultural Research Council. Apply today and become part of a team that’s making a difference in South Africa’s agricultural landscape.

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