Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following intern positions:

Orland, California

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Shelter Project Internship
The Shelter Department is responsible for animal rescue and care. Interns in this department are crucial to the daily functioning of the sanctuary. Whether they are cleaning barns, doing laundry, or closing in the animals at night, every day interns work with caregivers to provide lifesaving care for the hundreds of animals we shelter. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience with farm animals and learn the basics of what it takes to run a shelter.

Watkins Glen, New York

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Communications Department Internship
The Communications Department plays an important part in the success of Farm Sanctuary’s goals and mission. The department manages Farm Sanctuary’s media outreach, development of informational and educational print materials, photography/videography, and writing/editing content for web and other media. With many projects and tasks, the Communications Department keeps its interns busy and offers the opportunity for plenty of hands-on experience valuable in the communications field.

Development Department Internship
The Development Department manages nearly all fundraising needed to operate our shelter, education, and advocacy efforts. Development interns help with database and member relations projects alongside our Development team and perform some of the administrative work necessary to ensure that Farm Sanctuary is able to continue our lifesaving work. As a Development intern, you will learn skills applicable across the nonprofit world.

Development Services Internship
The Development Services Department is vital to keeping Farm Sanctuary running smoothly. This department is responsible for nearly all of our administrative functioning. Interning with Development Services allows you the opportunity to acquire professional office experience and gain insight into nonprofit administrative work and operations.

Education Department Internship
The Education Department at Farm Sanctuary organizes annual events like the Hoe Down and the Thanksgiving Celebration for the Turkeys. This department also runs our visitor program through which thousands of guests come to meet our farm animal residents and learn more about Farm Sanctuary’s work and mission. As an intern, you will gain experience by providing event support, speaking to guests and visitors about veganism and farm animal issues, and contributing to our many educational and advocacy campaigns and programs.

Shelter Projects Internship
The Shelter Department is responsible for animal rescue and care. Interns in this department are crucial to the daily functioning of the sanctuary. Whether they are cleaning barns, doing laundry, or closing in the animals at night, every day interns work with caregivers to provide lifesaving care for the hundreds of animals we shelter. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience with farm animals and learn the basics of what it takes to run a shelter. 

Acton, California

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Shelter Projects Internship
The Shelter Department is responsible for animal rescue and care. Shelter interns will spend their days working in a peaceful sanctuary setting while just a short drive from Los Angeles. Interns in this department are crucial to the daily functioning of the sanctuary. Whether they are cleaning barns, doing laundry, or closing in the animals at night, interns work with caregivers to provide lifesaving care for the hundreds of animals we shelter. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience with farm animals and learn the basics of what it takes to run a shelter.

Education Department Internship
Experience the serenity of a rural farm animal sanctuary while living just a short drive from the excitement of Los Angeles! The Education Department at Farm Sanctuary organizes annual events like Hug a Farm Animal Day and the Thanksgiving Celebration for the Turkeys. This department also runs our visitor program, through which thousands of guests come to meet our farm animal residents and learn more about Farm Sanctuary’s work and mission. As an intern, you will gain experience by providing event support, speaking to guests and visitors about veganism and farm animal issues, and contributing to our many educational and advocacy campaigns and programs in the LA area.

Los Angeles Office
Legal Internship
At Farm Sanctuary, we spend our lives with farm animals, and we know them as individuals. We also recognize that legislation and other legal reforms can lessen the suffering of millions — or even billions — of animals. Legal interns have the opportunity to work in an activist setting to support Farm Sanctuary’s general counsel and director of policy and advocacy on critical projects such as litigation; legal research on a variety of topics; legislative and regulatory work; and support of other ongoing advocacy, corporate compliance, and risk management efforts.

Remote internships:
Social Media Internship
Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are an exciting way for Farm Sanctuary to engage the public with our mission and to inspire change in the way people view and treat farm animals.  Working with our communications team, social media interns will assist with projects like developing new posts and researching and compiling reports on the effectiveness of certain campaigns. This internship offers an invaluable opportunity to improve upon effective social media marketing skills while supporting our life-saving work on behalf of animals.

To apply for a Farm Sanctuary internship, fill out our online Internship Application or call our national office at 607-583-2225 to request one by mail.

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