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.

*Please note: Financial assistance may be available for those with a genuine need. Click here for more information.

Five-week general animal care internships:

2015 dates

Session 6: August 2 – September 4, 2015 — closed

Session 7: September 14 – October 16, 2015

Session 8: October 25 – November 27, 2015 — wait list

2016 dates

Session 1: January 3 - February 5

Session 2: February 14 - March 18

Session 3: March 27 - April 29

Session 4: May 8 - June 10

Session 5: June 19 - July 22

Session 6: July 31 - September 2

Session 7: September 11 - October 14

Session 8: October 23 - November 25

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, and horses)*:

Session 1: January 5 – April 24, 2015 — closed

Session 2: March 2 – June 19, 2015 — closed

Session 3: May 4 – August 21, 2015 — closed

Session 4: July 6 – October 23, 2015 — closed

Session 5: August 31 – December 18, 2015

Session 6: November 2 - February 19, 2016

2016 dates

Session 1: January 4 - April 22, 2016

Session 2: March 7 - June 24, 2016

Session 3: May 2 - August 19, 2016

Session 4: July 4 - October 21, 2016

Session 5: August 29 - December 16, 2016

Session 6: November 7, 2016 - February 24, 2017

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 internships@bestfriends.org or (435) 644-2001, ext. 4790.