Gauteng Department of Agriculture & Rural Development 2017 Internships (Various)

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) offers an internship opportunity to unemployed graduates or students that require Experiential Training to apply in the fields that are in line with the Departmental core business. Successful candidates will be expected to sign an Internship Agreement and they will receive a monthly allowance or stipend which will be determined by the exit level of their qualifications. The Department is therefore inviting applications for the Internship Programme that runs for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study:

Functional Unit Reference


No of interns Qualification (Study Fields)


Pollution and Waste Management WM/01 ND/Degree: Environmental Studies
Environmental Planning and Impact


EPIA/01 1 ND/Degree: Environmental Studies
Environmental Policy, Planning and Coordination EPPC/01 1 ND/Degree: Environmental Studies, Geo-informatics /Geographic Information System
Air Quality AQ/01 1 ND/Degree: Chemistry/Environmental Studies
Sustainable Resource Management SRM/01 1 ND/Degree: Resource Management/Nature Conservation
Farmer Support and Development FSD/01 2 Degree: Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Management, Animal/Crop Production
Research and Technology Development Services RTDS/01 2 Degree: Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, Soil/Animal Science, Animal/Crop Production
Agriculture Economics Services AES/01 1 Degree: Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management
Animal Production Advisory and Support Services APAA/01 2 ND/Degree: Animal Health or Equine Science
Veterinary Public Health and Export Facilitation VPHEF/01 1 ND/Degree: Animal Health
Epidemiology, Laboratory and Quality Management (Placement area: Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute) ELQM/01 2 ND/Degree: Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology or Microbiology
Rural Development RD/01 1 ND/Degree: Developmental Studies
BBBEE/01 1 ND/Degree: Agricultural Economics, Economics or Small Business Management

What are the requirements?

  • All applicants must be between the ages of 18-35 years, South African citizens, and unemployed graduates who have never participated in an Internship Programme or students that require Experiential Training to complete their qualifications.

How to apply?

Applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 form,  which you can download by CLICKING HERE or obtain from any Public Service Department. The completed form must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae plus certified copies of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and qualification, including transcript(s) of academic record.

Applications should be forwarded by post to:
Human Resource Development
PO Box 8769

or hand deliver to: Ground Floor, Diamond Building, 11 Diagonal Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

Closing date: 29 January 2017

NB: No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted and applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you have not been contacted within 3 months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

For further enquiries, please contact Mr Tefo Phelane, Tel. (011) 240-2608 or Mr Livhuwani Mutswana, Tel. (011) 240-2590.

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