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Closing Date: Monday 23rd of November 2020
Organization Sappi
Employment Type Internship
Province South Africa
Town/City Tweedie
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Sappi Forests Research Internship programme 2021

Sappi Forests KZN requires a Research Intern with the necessary skills, training and specific competencies to assist in executing related ativities across the designated region.

This role reports in to the Programme Leader – Research, Planning and Nurseries

The main responsibilities of this job are:

  • Assist with research trial activities such as plant preparation, planting and measurements
  • Assist with other breeding activities such as controlled pollinations, seed and flowering studies
  • Assist with other trial activities such as pest and disease surveys
  • Assist with pest and disease laboratory trials and preparation of growth media
  • Work on the sampling, preparation and assessment of wood properties
  • Assist with screening of pests and pathogens against pesticides
  • Data capture and management

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Grade 12 / Matric qualification and
  • Relevant Tree Breeding, Genetics, Entomology, Pathology, Botany or Horticulture Degree/Diploma or related qualification
  • No experience required
  • Computer skills, proficient in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook)
  • Driver’s license

Fields of study:

Degree/Diploma or related qualification in:

  • Relevant Tree Breeding,
  • Genetics,
  • Entomology,
  • Pathology,
  • Botany
  • Horticulture


How to Apply

Apply Online for the Sappi Forests Research Internship programme 2021


Closing Date:  23 November 2020


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