Internship Opportunities at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Animal care and administrative internships at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, are open to college students (both undergraduate and graduate) seeking a career in animal welfare, as well as other candidates who have equivalent life and work experience.

Sessions of 5 and 15 weeks are offered in all animal care departments, including:

  • Dogtown
  • Cat World
  • Horse Haven (includes goats and pigs)
  • Bunny House
  • Parrot Garden and Wild Friends

Five-week sessions are species-specific. Fifteen-week sessions may either be species-specific or rotational based on your interests and experience.

5-week internship sessions:

  • January 18 to February 19, 2021
  • February 22 to March 26, 2021
  • March 29 to April 30, 2021
  • June 7 to July 9, 2021
  • July 12 to August 13, 2021
  • August 30 to October 1, 2021
  • October 4 to November 5, 2021
  • November 8 to December 10, 2021

15-week internship sessions:

  • January 18 to April 30, 2021
  • August 30 to December 10, 2021

Best Friends also offers in-person and remote internships in non-animal-care departments, including, but not limited to:

  • Marketing
  • Adoptions & foster programs
  • Social Media

Dates for these programs are flexible. If you are interested in a remote program, please email to check availability before applying. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply for an internship. Please note that internships are unpaid, and housing is not provided.

Apply for an internship

Intern scholarship opportunities

Thanks to some kind and generous Best Friends supporters, internship scholarships are available. An intern scholarship can help you with travel, lodging and general living expenses during the internship. If you’ve been accepted into the internship program, you are welcome to apply for a scholarship.

See available scholarships.

Questions? See our list of FAQs or email

Best Friends also offers veterinary externships: Learn more.