5 Week General Animal Care Internship

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Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Rd.
Kanab, UT
Posted: August 04 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Full-time, Unpaid

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Description

The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to end the killing in America's animal shelters and create a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the largest animal sanctuary for companion animals in the nation. Located in Kanab, Utah, it is the home for around 1,600 animals at any given time including dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and pigs.

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary offers a 5-Week General Animal Care Internship program for people who are interested in gaining hands-on experience working with animals in a sanctuary setting. Interns spend one week in each of the following animal areas: Dogtown, Cat World, Horses/Pigs, Parrots, and Rabbits. Participating in the daily routine of the sanctuary gives interns an excellent opportunity to learn about animal care, socialization of animals, animal behavior and animal rescue. The program is open to individuals ages 20 and over. All of the information regarding the internship and internship dates, as well as the application can be found on our website: http://volunteer.bestfriends.org/programs/internships

Responsibilities

The majority of your internship will be animal care. This can be physically challenging and may include feeding; lifting heavy bags; cleaning kennels, catteries, bird cages, and horse stalls; and exercising the animals. Socializing is also an important activity at the sanctuary. As an intern, you will learn how to gently train and socialize these animals, which increases their chance for adoption. You will also attend classes, discussions, presentations and meetings.

Requirements

This program is open to individuals ages 20 and over. You will need to provide your own transportation during your stay. Internships are unpaid; however, we do have scholarships and stipends interns can apply for to assist with housing and travel.

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