Call for Applications: Internship Placement for Year 2 BSc. Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme

The Department of Zoology, Entomology, and Fisheries Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, was awarded a contract under the European Union-funded project: Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture (PESCA) for the provision of training services. The overall objective of the assignment is to support training that will improve knowledge, skills, and practices that enhance aquaculture production and productivity in Uganda. This will be achieved through the following specific objectives: i) Support the placement of undergraduate students to work (internships) with fish farmers or other suitable aquaculture value chain actors; ii) Conduct inclusive customized short-term training with gender considerations (women, men, youth, people with disabilities) including farmers, Producer Organizations (POs), feed & seed producers, service providers, and other aquaculture stakeholders; and iii) Support MSc research and training. The main outcomes of the training and research will include: a) enhanced capacity of Fisheries and aquaculture graduates with competency skills relevant to aquaculture and fisheries sector needs of the country; b) fit-for-purpose proactive graduates to support aquaculture; and c) strengthened partnerships among the industry, research, and academia in the production of quality graduates in the aquaculture value chain, relevant for economic development.

Call for Applications

Applications are invited for seven (07) internship positions for year two undergraduate students taking the BSc. Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme under Result Area i) Support the placement of undergraduate students to work (internships) with fish farmers or other suitable aquaculture value chain actors. Each successful applicant is expected to be supported for a period not exceeding 10 weeks. This is an internal advert, open to second year students pursuing BSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture programme at Makerere University.

Deadline for submission of applications

Applications should be compiled into a single PDF file and submitted electronically to the Head of Department, Dr. Eric Sande (, with a copy to the Team Leader Dr. Jackson Efitre (, and the Field Attachment (Internships) Coordinator Dr. Robinson Odong ( The deadline for submitting applications is 14 July 2023, 5:00pm.

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