Education Intern

Education Intern

The Education Department at Farm Sanctuary works to raise awareness about the treatment of farm animals and plant-based living through community outreach and education at our sanctuaries, online, and in-the classroom. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain skills and experience in animal advocacy and to contribute to a dynamic team working to bring about meaningful social change.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Curriculum and resource development projects
  • School and community outreach projects
  • Administrative support for education programs
  • Research projects


  • Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and programs
  • Knowledgeable about farm animal issues
  • Knowledgeable about vegetarianism and veganism
  • Great communication and outreach skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer and internet research skills
  • Hard-working and dependable
  • Able to work well independently


  • Volunteer commitment of 40 hours per week
  • Two- to three-month commitment required, three-month internships preferred
  • Shared housing available on sanctuary premises in Watkins Glen, NY
  • Internship is also available as a remote position


  • Opportunity to learn non-profit education and outreach functions
  • Opportunity to learn about Farm Sanctuary programs
  • Opportunity to improve communication and outreach skills
  • Working with like-minded and committed animal activists
  • Gain valuable experience to support interest in future non-profit employment, especially within vegan, animal rights, and sanctuary organizations
  • Further the goals and mission of Farm Sanctuary to benefit farm animals
  • Living and working with like-minded and committed animal activists (for on-site interns)
  • Opportunity to participate in weekly Farm Sanctuary educational presentations (for on-site interns)
  • Opportunity to learn from and interact with our shelter animal residents (for on-site interns)
  • Remote interns may be eligible for reimbursement by Farm Sanctuary for mileage at the approved IRS rate. Alternatively, interns may claim deductions for mileage used in service of charitable organizations. For additional information visit the IRS website or consult your tax advisor.