International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Posted Job
almost 2 years ago

Research Assistant Interns x3

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. In line with the Institutes internship guidelines, IITA is offering competitive graduate internship opportunity to top talent and qualified persons in Agricultural Science or related field to accord them an opportunity to gain practical experience which will improve their competences and competitiveness in their career.

Internship Position:

  • Three (3) internship positions are available under the Fall Army Worm Compact – P4D unit.

Internship Duties:

  • Field trial Management
  • Data Collection
  • Perform any other related duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor

Internship Duration:

  • This internship will be for a period of three (3) months between January and March 2019.


  • This is a non-remunerative position; however, the selected Interns will be paid a stipend as per IITA policy.

Basic Requirements:

  • A Degree/Diploma in Agriculture Science/Related Field
  • Must be a Zambian youth below the age of 35

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be goal oriented, dynamic, self-driven and diligent individual
  • Should possess good interpersonal, communications skills and be a team player
  • Must be a person with can-do attitude and good work ethic

Applicants must attach: –

  • Application letter for Internship
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of academic certificates
  • National ID

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their applications by email to Please state in the subject clearly the position been applied for.

NOTE: IITA does not guarantee employment after completion of the internship program

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted:

Application deadline
12 Dec 15:00
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