Animal Rights, Advocacy & Outreach Internship

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Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the country. Nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA, Animal Place provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals. In addition to permanent sanctuary, Animal Place's Rescue Ranch is a 60-acre adoption center, placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes.

Put your compassion into action and join us for an animal rights, advocacy, and outreach internship! Your residential, live-in internship will be a memorable experience spent advocating on behalf of animals at our 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA.

The animal rights internship is perfect for the individual with a drive to create meaningful change for all farmed animals through outreach and education. Interns work directly with Animal Place education and program staff. This diverse internship allows you the opportunity to directly advocate for farmed animals at our sanctuary, interact with our animal residents, and travel off-site to engage the public at outreach events.

Housing is provided (including utilities, internet, phone, laundry, bedding, and household necessities), but food and transportation to/from the sanctuary are not.

8- or 12-week internships are available throughout the year. Apply early for Summer and Autumn positions!

Internship Benefits:

+Hands-on experience in promoting positive behavioral change
+Gaining intimate knowledge of rescued animals and their stories
+Learning the daily operations of a sanctuary for farmed animals
+Educating adults and children about veganism, farmed animal behavior, and animal agriculture
+Improving public speaking and communication skills
+Learning to effectively table and leaflet
+Weekly enrichment activities designed to promote personal growth and advocacy skills

If you have questions about the Internship Program, please email our Intern Manager at

Please fill out an application on our website at:


+Leading guided farm tours
+Delivering presentations to schools and community groups
+Performing home inspections for potential animal adopters
+Managing and updating adopter database
+Participating in adoption outreach events
+Assisting in social media promotion
+Writing short articles for print and online outreach
+Researching content for education and program staff
+Attending relevant conferences and festivals


+All applicants must be 18 years or older by the start of internship
+Proof of medical insurance required
+Interest and commitment to advocating on behalf of farmed animals
+Basic knowledge of animal rights issues pertaining to farmed animals
+Comfortable discussing veganism in a positive manner (Note: if you wish to run guided tours, it is ideal if you are already vegan)
+Good public speaking skills (if working with directly with the public) and writing skills (if you are interested in writing, please be prepared to submit writing samples).
+Ability to manage a project individually and effectively
+If interested in speaking at schools, a background in working with children or education is suggested but not required
+Comfortable with MS Word, Excel, and Google Docs
+Excellent communication skills and ability to work with others
+Comfortable communicating with senior staff
+Comfortable living in communal, vegan housing (up to six housemates)

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