Gain hands-on experience working with animals at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT

For 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 and parrots 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. Click here for an application.

Five-week general animal care internships:

2016 dates

Session 1: January 3 - February 5 - closed

Session 2: February 14 - March 18

Session 3: March 27 - April 29 - waitlist

Session 4: May 8 - June 10 - waitlist

Session 5: June 19 - July 22 - waitlist

Session 6: July 31 - September 2 - waitlist

Session 7: September 11 - October 14

Session 8: October 23 - November 25

2017 dates

Session 1: January 8 - February 10

Session 2: February 19 - March 24 

Session 3: April 2 - May 5 

Session 4: May 14 - June 16 

Session 5: June 25 - July 28 

Session 6: August 6 - September 8

Session 7: September 17 - October 20

Session 8: October 29 - November 30

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, and parrots)*:

2016 dates

Session 1: January 4 - April 22, 2016
    Dogs -closed
    Cats - closed

Session 2: March 7 - June 24, 2016

Session 3: May 2 - August 19, 2016
    Dogs - waitlist

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.

Videos you might like