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Catskill Animal Sanctuary
316 Old Stage Road
Posted: January 28 2015
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DescriptionLocated in New York’s Hudson Valley, Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 110-acre haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect. In addition to emergency rescue, CAS offers innovative programs that educate the public about the sentience of farm animals, and the devastating impacts of agribusiness and institutionalized cruelty on animals, people, and the planet.
CAS offers tours to meet the animals, workshops, retreats, speaking engagements, a children's camp, a vegan culinary program and special events. Since 2001, CAS has rescued over 3,500 animals, and works in tandem with law enforcement to bring animal abusers to justice.
If you love animals and want to make the world a more compassionate place for all living beings, consider applying for an internship at CAS!
We’re looking for passionate and talented people to intern in the areas of animal care, outreach, fundraising, communications, educational programs, hospitality, food blog editing, and the business office. Internships at CAS offer the unique opportunity of working at one of the country’s leading farm animal sanctuaries, and provide valuable experience for those pursuing careers in the animal protection arena.
Internships are unpaid positions and students may receive credit with their academic institutions. Candidates should be opposed to animal cruelty in all forms and support the overall mission of CAS. Vegans and vegetarians are strongly encouraged to apply. Shared housing is available for those who are accepted for a full-time internship.
ResponsibilitiesThe Animal Care Intern will assist with a range of daily sanctuary operations, including cleaning shelters and pastures, grooming, feeding, maintaining the grounds, unloading supplies, etc.
Applicants who are students in or have a degree in the veterinary and/or animal sciences, OR who have relevant hands-on experience, may also assist in certain aspects of the animals’ health care. These activities may include: routine health checks, hoof/nail care, wound care, worming protocols, and others depending on our animals’ needs.
-Be comfortable working closely with large animals, including horses, cows, and pigs, and in extreme weather
-Be available a minimum of 16 hours per week