Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a service enterprise for development cooperation with international operations and global experience. Owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, the organization operates as a private-sector enterprise with a development-policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in partner countries. The organization’s business area GIZ International Services (GIZ IS) is the vehicle for offering results-oriented services on the international market.


In cooperation with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) GIZ is implementing two components of the EU-supported Fund for Agricultural and Rural Market Development (EU FARM). The objective of the FARM program is to create prosperous, stable and resilient rural communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and employment in rural areas. EU FARM is addressing current weaknesses of both public extension service and private extension service suppliers in addressing the needs of farmers in Afghanistan. EU FARM is a nationwide project with specific regional focuses.


The two project components aim to enhance and reorganize the national extension service system as well as to catalyze the enhanced use of input supplies and services through strengthening private suppliers and their linkages to farmers. In this regard, the program will cooperate with a diverse partner structure that includes stakeholders from government and private sectors as well as farmers as the target group and is working at national and sub-national levels.


In order to implement project activities, the EU FARM program invites applications from final year, or recently graduated students (Diploma received not more than 6 months ago) for internship contracts. The internship contracts will be for a duration of 6 months.


The selected internees will not receive salary although a contribution will be made by the project in order to cover travel and subsistence costs.