Internships

Ina-Yoko intern with AmazonFor people who may want to work in the field of animal welfare, what better way than to do what you love while gaining hands-on experience? We currently offer two programs: a five-week general animal care internship and a longer, more in-depth, species specific four-month animal care internship (offered in dogs, cats, parrots and horses at this time). The programs are open to individuals ages 20 and over who may be pursuing a career in an animal-related field or perhaps considering a career change.

Five-week general animal care internships:

Session 6: August 3 - September 5, 2014

Session 7: September 14 - October 17, 2014

Session 8: October 26 - November 28, 2014

Session 1: January 4 – February 6, 2015

Session 2: February 15 – March 20, 2015

Session 3: March 29 – May 1, 2015

If you are interested in one of these sessions, please submit a five-week internship application via fax or email.

Four-month species-specific (currently offered in dogs, cats, parrots, horses, and wild friends) animal care internships:

Session 5: September 1 - December 19, 2014

Session 1: January 5 - April 25, 2015

Session 2: March 2 - June 19, 2015

Small stipends may be available for interns attending the four-month program. Please inquire about this stipend when applying. 

If you are interested in one of these sessions, please submit a four-month internship application via fax or email.

For complete descriptions of these internship programs, please download our five-week FAQs, download our four-month FAQs, or contact us at learningexperience@bestfriends.org or (435) 644-2001, ext. 4790.