Aquaponic Farming in Botswana

Job Overview:

Along with the local OM team, you will be meeting the physical needs of local Muslims through aquaponics farming. As you learn, manage, and help expand the aquaponics greenhouse system, you will be able to love and be a neighbor to many wonderful people living in Gabarone, Botswana.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist the team in the ongoing maintenance of the current aquaponics greenhouse system

  • Learn the basics of aquaponics farming

  • Be involved in troubleshooting, planning, and day- to-day chores around the greenhouse (some of it will involving getting dirty)

  • Friendships with local hotel staff and neighbors

  • Be involved with the team and wider field in prayer gatherings and training events, when appropriate

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Any of the following background, skills or education:

    • Agriculture

    • Water/Waste-Water Management

    • Biology

    • Aquaculture

    • Business

    • Construction

    • Marketing

    • General Sciences

  • Hospitality

Additional Info:

  • All interns must formally accept and abide by OM USA’s Statement of Faith for the duration of the internship

  • International internships are not paid positions and all financial needs should be covered with personal support

  • Home-stay with a national is dependent on circumstances

  • Pre-Field training happens through on-line materials and Skype sessions with coaches and other interns for a few weeks leading up departure date. Includes debriefing with coaches on return

  • Dates and duration of internships are flexible, should be worked out with the team

  • There’s opportunity to help in some local primary schools and in the church

Accreditation:

  • Degree Credit available upon the approval of your university/college supervisors.