FABI: Internship programme 2021

Company : Forestry and Agriculural Biotechnology Institute(FABI)
Location : Pretoria, South Africa
Job Type : Full-Time
Closing date: 05 December 2020

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Job Description

Internship in Phytosanitation and Biosecurity 2021

The Forestry and Agriculural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) Internship Programme provides interns with a period of experiential learning during which previously acquired knowledge and theory are integrated with practical application and skills development in the plant health research environment or professional setting.


This is a one-year internship with a monthly stipend of at least R8000, depending on the student’s academic qualifications. 


By the end of this one-year internship, successful candidates will be acquainted with and able to practically apply the knowledge gained on all of the following:


Plant health and pest/disease threats

Global trade; Pathways of introduction and spread; Examples and case studies; Biosecurity; Quarantine and exclusion

Phytosanitary concepts

International Plant Protection Convention; International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures; Pest and disease risk analysis; Phytosanitary certification; Phytosanitary import/export regulatory systems

Pest and disease diagnostics

Identification of insects, fungi, bacteria and viruses; Field- and laboratory-based identifications; Pest and disease reporting and communication

Disease and pest surveillance

Importance of surveillance; How and why surveillance is implemented; Strategies and methodologies

Pest and disease risk analysis and management

Assessing risk; Commodity-specific management options; Pre- and postharvest practices; Integrated management systems; Biological Control; Systems approaches

Agricultural/Forestry extension

Concept and practice of extension; Target groups and their needs; Stakeholder engagement and awareness; Communication media

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Preferred applicants are those whose appointment would contribute towards achieving demographic representation in FABI.



A BSc Hons degree or a four-year BSc Agric degree. This may include fields in the biological and agricultural sciences such as: 

  • Genetics,
  • Entomology,
  • Microbiology,
  • Plant pathology,
  • Plant breeding,
  • Plant production,
  • Agricultural
  • or any other relavent fields.

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Date listed: 2020-11-27 08:12:20 | Closing date: 2020-12-05 | INTERN | Location : Pretoria South Africa