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Agriculture Internship
Agriculture
 
 
Overview: From a nation with an agriculture-based economy, Vietnam has been advancing toward an industrialized economy. This opens chances for students to study on agricultural nature and techniques, as well as environmental issues arising during the modernization and industrialization, so as to address the topic of sustainable development in a developing country.
 
Work Benefits:
International students will usually get some or all of the following benefits provided by their host organizations while doing an internship in Vietnam: 
 
  • Professional on-the-job training
  • Build business network
  • Develop project management skills
  • Reference letter for good performance
  • Certificate of completion
  • Get monthly allowance and/or other types of financial support 
 
It should be noted that the benefits a student can be provided with often vary by placement and depend mostly on their host organization. 
 
Internship Titles: Agronomy Internship, Farm Internship (dairy farming, mixed farming, organic farming, livestock farming, crop farming, etc), Animal Sciences Internship (sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, cows, fish, poultry, etc), Crops & Horticulture Internship (vegetales, fruits, greenhouse production, nurseries, tree nursery, landscaping, etc), Zoology & Wildlife Sciences Internship, Agricultural Engineering Internship, Agricultural Sciences Internship, Agribusiness Internship, Agricultural Economics & Resources Internship, Agricultural Policy Internship, etc. 
 
Intern Requirements:
  • Be enrolled in university, graduated or have relevant work experience in the field of interest
  • Languages: English (required by most host organizations) 
  • Proficient computer skills: MS Office, Email, Internet Usage, etc
  • Soft skills & interpersonal skills (communication, teamwork, presentation, decision-making, time management, etc)
  • Passion for work & ability to work under pressure 
  • Other specialized knowledge, professional skills & qualities to perform the job (vary by placement and depend on the specific host organization) 
 
HOT INTERNSHIP JOBS
 
  • Main tasks

    1. Assist with the development of project concept notes and proposals that support Sustainable Agriculture department’s short and long‑term strategy.
    2. Assist with writing and editing website and newsletter articles which related to Sustainable Agriculture, livelihood and value chain fields.
    3. Writing and editing reports on Sustainable Agriculture, livelihood and value chain program/ projects.
    4. Support ongoing value chain mainstreaming activities within SRD’s program.
    5. Support the development, management and implementation of SRD’s Sustainable Agriculture, livelihood and value chain projects, including undertaking needs assessments, conducting baseline surveys etc as required.
    6. Assist in organizing logistics of Sustainable Agriculture department led workshops.

     

    Host Organization

    SRD

    The Centre for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) is a Vietnamese non-profit non-governmental organisation granted establishment decision from the Vietnamese Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA) number 281/QD-LHH dated 21 March 2006, and operation permit from Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE) dated March 30, 2006.

    SRD is a national NGO that inherited CIDSE’s 28 years of experience in working in the field of poverty alleviation in Vietnam. Founded in 2006, SRD has been implementing over 50 projects with the main focus on Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Livelihoods, Climate Change Adaptation, Forestry Governance and Pro-Poor Policy Advocacy. SRD has also been a founding member and chair of major national CSO networks including VNGO&CC, VNGO-FLEGT, and an active member in many other national/regional networks and policy forums.

  • Main tasks:

    1. Work closely with experienced agronomist(s)
    2. Perform regular field checks & diagnose problems
    3. Insect, Weed & Disease monitoring
    4. Monitor soil moisture status
    5. Irrigation scheduling
    6. Soil sampling
    7. Assist producers with equipment calibration
    8. Generating computerized detailed field reports
    9. Other duties as necessary

     

    Host Organization

    TRODICORP

    Established in 2007, Tropical Development and Investment Corporation (Tropdicorp) is one of pioneering corporations specializing in researching and applying technical sciences in Agriculture, especially when it comes to the field of vegetable farming. With 300 labours and several research farms scattering throughout the country, Tropdicorp has been contributing to enhancing economic benefits of Vietnamese farmers.

  • Main tasks:

    Provide general support to all project activities including but not limited to:

    1. Logistic arrangement for meetings, workshops and training.
    2. Data collection for field surveys and update project related reports upon request in a timely manner.
    3. Monitoring and evaluate Clubs of Project.
    4. Office administrative tasks.
    5. Other tasks assigned by direct supervisor.

     

    Host Organization

    ROP (Roots of Peace)

    ROP began working in Vietnam in 2010. Almost four decades after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, the people of Vietnam are still feeling the effects of the conflict in the form of unexploded munitions. More bombs were dropped on Vietnam than in all of WWII and over a third did not detonate. Partnering with the local government and demining organizations like the Mines Advisory Group, ROP is applying its Mines to Vines model to clear farms that are still contaminated. But even without the threat of unexploded bombs, which is still not solved, Vietnam is without the resources to achieve recovery, an obstacle that the Vines aspect of the ROP Model addresses.

    Many farmers in Vietnam lack the proper resources to grow their products effectively and efficiently, and many are unaware of farming practices that could increase their yield. Furthermore many farmers resort to unsustainable farming practices like over-fertilization and excessive use of pesticide in an effort to make enough to feed their families. To address these concerns, ROP assists farmers with training programs, resource assistance throughout the growing process, and the introduction of well-suited, high-demand crops such Cacao and Pepper. The results have been phenomenal with many farmers seeing dramatic increases in their income.

Main tasks:
  1. Observe and support the staff in daily activities at the farm, including: organizing events and activities for groups of children from different schools; taking care of the crops and livestock at the farm
  2. Contribute ideas to improve the quality of the farm services
  3. Learn about how agritourism is run in Vietnam and propose appropriate changes
  4. Deliver English lessons to the staff of the farm in free time

 

Host Organization

ERAHOUSE

Erahouse is a chain of education farms located in Long Bien District, Hanoi, Vietnam. It was first founded by Ms. Dang Luu Hoa – a professor from Vietnam Agriculture Academy with the mission of generating bigger values for Vietnam’s agricultural system at the same time creating an ideal environment for children in and around Hanoi to be exposed to the real nature via different agritourism activities. Participating in Erahouse’s activities, children will have the chance to learn about nature, immerse themselves into nature and develop a green mind-set to protect their living environment in the future. After five years of operation, Erahouse has got partnership with several organizations from schools, companies to different centers and institutes across Vietnam.

*Note: Internship placements and job descriptions can always be CUSTOMIZED to best meet students’ personal and professional goals

 

Featured Host OrganizationsTrodicorp, Erahouse Education Farm, Goats & Rabbits Research Center, etc.  

 

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The experience of doing an internship in Vietnam certainly was not easy for me but I have no doubt that it was tremendouly valuable. 


KAORU MORI

I saw the professional and dynamic style after working through a long project with SE Vietnam


ALANNA MOULAND

The whole experience of doing internship in Vietnam, living and meeting the people in this beautiful country will be a memory I’ll always remember. Overall, I was extremely satisfied with the Internship Service by SE Vietnam (the accommodation, orientation, city tour, visa support, and so on).

 


MIGUEL FERNANDO DEL MORAL

Take every opportunity that arises – teaching language after work, meals with companies, travel as much as possible…these really made the experience much better.
I can describe my internship in Vietnam in two words: diverse and interesting. Big thanks to SE Vietnam all their helps and supports, I really appreciated!


GEORGE WILSON

The knowledge and skills I have gained from the internship surpass the classroom environment and definitely will set a firm base for me in my future career plan. Also, living in the apartment for SE interns, I have found myself such wonderful friends who share the same interest. What is more precious to explore an unfamiliar place, do what you love and make friends with such awesome people?


NGUYEN CHAU BAO