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Internship Opportunities at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Animal care 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 weeks are species specific and offered in all animal care departments, including:

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

5-week internship sessions: 

  • February 7 to March 11, 2022
  • March 28 to April 29, 2022
  • June 13 to July 15, 2022
  • August 1 to September 2, 2022
  • September 19 to October 21, 2022
  • November 7 to December 9, 2022

Apply for an internship

Intern scholarship opportunities

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

See available scholarships.

Questions? Please email

Best Friends also offers veterinary externships: Learn more.