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Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Internships


The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development in partnership with National Skills Fund presents exciting opportunities/positions for the unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 through its graduate placement programme. 

Successful applicants will be appointed as interns for 24 months and will undergo on-the-job development training in technical, professional, business and life skills relevant and crucial for them to enter the formal job market or start their own enterprises.

Candidates must be entering the internship programme in Government for the first time. Private studying during this 24 months graduate placement programme will not be allowed.

A stipend of R73,004.40 per annum is offered. 

Opportunities will be listed according to qualifications and reference numbers will also be given in brackets:

BSc. (Hons) Aquaculture/Ichthyology/BSc. Zoology/Marine Biology

Western Cape

  • Tuna Marine (TM/01) 
  • West Coast Aquaculture (WCAQ/01)
  • Abagold (PTY) LTD (AB/01)
  • Molapong Aquaculture (MA/01)
  • Salmar Trading (PTY) LTD (ST/01)
  • Blue Sapphire Pearls (BSP/01)
  • Knysna Oyster Company (KOC/01)
  • I&J (IJ/01)
  • Aqunion (AQ/1)
  • Three Streams Smokehouse (TSS/01)
  • HIK Abalone Farm (HIK/01)
  • Doringbay Abalone (DA/01)

Northern Cape

  • Diamond Coast Aquaculture (DCA/01)
  • Van der Kloof (VDK/01)

Eastern Cape

  • Knysna Oyster Company (PTY) LTD (KCO/02)
  • Wild Coast Abalone (WCA/01)
  • Karoo Catch (KC/01)

Free State

  • China- South Africa Agriculture Technology Demonstration Center (ATDC/01)


  • David Fincham Aquaculture (DFA/01)


  • Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries (DTH/01)

N Dip: Food Technology/BSc. Food Science

Eastern Cape

  • Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute (GADI/01)

N Dip:/BSc. Agricultural Engineering Science Discipline

Eastern Cape

  • Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute (GADI/02)

BSc. Agricultural Economics

Eastern Cape

  • Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute (GADI/03)

N Dip:/BSc. Animal Science/Animal Health

Eastern Cape

  • Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute (GADI/04)

BSc. Agriculture

Eastern Cape

  • Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute (GADI/05)

BSc./B Tech. Forestry/Wood Science

White River

  • MTO Forestry (MTO/01)

Tsitsikamma, Longmore

  • MTO Forestry (MTO/02)


  • MTO Forestry (MTO/03)


  • MTO Forestry (MTO/04)

George/White River

  • MTO Forestry (MTO/05)

White River/ Tsitsikamma

  • MTO Forestry (MTO/08)


Stellenbosch George/White River

  • MTO Forestry (MTO/09)

Dip: Forestry


  • PG Bison (PGB/01)

Dip: Wood Technology/BSc. Forestry

Matiwane Forest and Langeni Sawmill, Mthatha

  • Merensky-Langeni (ML/01)

N Dip: Forestry

Kubusi Plantation, Stutterheim

  • AFC/Rance Timber (AFC/01)

N Dip:/BSc. Forestry

Stutterheim (GSFPA)

  • Eastern Cape Umbrella FPA (ECUFPA/01)

BSc. Wood Science

Diggersrest Farm, Tzaneen

  • Diggerest (DIG/01)

Dip: Wood Technology/BSc. Forestry


  • Pokgotla Trading (PT/01)

Dip:/BTech/BSc. Forestry

Da Gama Farm, White River

  • Legogote & Da Gama; Matsino Business Enterprise CC (MBE/01)

Dip: Forestry


  • Thuthugani Contractors (TTC/01)


  • Thuthugani Contractors (TTC/02)


  • Farmusa (FSA/01)


  • Farmusa (FSA/02)

B. Agric/B. Agric (Hons)/M.Sc. Agric/ M. Agric


  • SA Poultry Association (SAPA/01)

BSc. Consumer Science/Food and Nutritution/ Food Technology/Microbiology


  • Mr Mozzies (MOZ/01)

BSc. Food Science and Technology/Biochemistry


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/01)

BSc. Plant Pathology/Crop Science


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/02)

BSc. Biotechnology/Plant Breeding/Genetics/Plant Production/Microbiology


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/03)


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/04)


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/05)

BSc. Geography and Information Science (GIS)


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/06)

Dip:/BTech/BSc. Animal Health


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/07)

NDip:/BTech. Veterinary Technology


  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC/08)

BSc. Agriculture

Cape Town

  • Crop Life South Africa (CLSA/01)


  • Crop Life South Africa (CLSA/02)

Dip:/BSc. Agriculture

Various Colleges of Agriculture

  • Various Colleges of Agriculture (VCA/01)

BSc. Hons/Masters Agric. Viticulture and Oenology


  • Raisins South Africa (RSA/01)

BSc. Agric Economics


  • Raisins South Africa (RSA/02)


  • Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO/01)

BSc. Plant Pathology


  • Raisins South Africa (RSA/03)

Dip:/Degree. Communication/Marketing/Relations


  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/01)



Opportunity Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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