Internships

Intern with pigFor 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:

2014 dates

Session 9: December 1 – December 26, 2014

Just added — 2015 dates!

Session 1: January 4 – February 6, 2015

Session 2: February 15 – March 20, 2015

Session 3: March 29 – May 1, 2015

Session 4: May 10 – June 12, 2015

Session 5: June 21 – July 24, 2015

Session 6: August 2 – September 4, 2015

Session 7: September 14 – October 16, 2015

Session 8: October 25 – November 27, 2015

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

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

Session 1: January 5 – April 24, 2015

Session 2: March 2 – June 19, 2015

Session 3: May 4 – August 21, 2015

Session 4: July 6 – October 23, 2015

Session 5: August 31 – December 18, 2015

*Please note: Small stipends may be available for interns attending the four-month program. Be sure to inquire about this stipend when applying. 

If you are interested in one of these 4-month 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.