Internship Opportunities at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Internships at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, located 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. You must be at least 20 years of age to apply for an internship; the minimum age is higher for some internships. Please note that internships are unpaid.

We offer internships in the following areas:

  • Adoptions*
  • Cat care
  • Community cat program: trap-neuter-return (TNR)* 
  • Dog care
  • Dog training 
  • Kitten nursery* 
  • Parrot care
  • Rabbit care
  • Marketing
  • Wild friends

*The minimum age to apply is 21.

Find detailed information about each program and session dates.

Download and complete the internship application.

Intern scholarship opportunities

Thanks to some very generous Best Friends supporters, internship scholarships are available. Interns are eligible to apply for scholarships once they’ve been accepted into the internship program. An intern scholarship can help you with travel, lodging and general living expenses during the internship. Housing is not provided and all expenses, including living and travel expenses, are the responsibility of the intern.

See available scholarships

Email internships@bestfriends.org for additional program information or application instructions. Please let us know which program you are interested in pursuing.