Photo & Video Intern

Photo & Video Intern

The Photo and Video Intern will play a strong role in creating a window into sanctuary life through photography and videography at one of our sanctuary locations. Volunteer work will include capturing photos and video footage of our sanctuary residents, documenting rescue stories, and highlighting shelter milestones. This intern will work closely with the communications department team to help shape Farm Sanctuary’s image and further our goals and mission. While Photo and Video interns may also have opportunities to assist with other communications projects (determined by applicants’ skills and previous experience as well as organizational needs during their internship), the majority of the volunteer time will be focused on photography and videography work.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Photography and videography of animals on the shelter
  • Documenting rescue stories and Farm Sanctuary milestones
  • Handling photo and video needs for other volunteer and visitor programs
  • Toning, retouching, and watermarking digital photos
  • Sizing images for print and web
  • Additional tasks as assigned by supervisor


  • Experience with animal photography/videography
  • Experience handling photo/video work at events
  • Passion for communicating compelling stories through a visual medium
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills needed to manage working with an off-site supervisor
  • Great organizational skills
  • Prior photo and video editing skills, experience with Mac OS, Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Lightroom, and iMovie.
  • Photo portfolio and/or video reel submission required
  • Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and programs


  • Volunteer commitment of 40 hours per week
  • One- to three-month commitment required
  • Shared housing available on the sanctuary premises
  • Position is available in Watkins Glen, NY


  • Opportunity to learn nonprofit communications functions
  • Opportunity to learn about Farm Sanctuary campaigns and programs
  • Opportunity to learn from and interact with our animal residents
  • Living and working with like-minded and committed animal activists
  • Opportunity to participate in weekly Farm Sanctuary educational presentations
  • Gain valuable experience to support interest in future nonprofit employment, especially within vegan, animal rights, and sanctuary organizations