Put your compassion into action and join us for a sanctuary internship. Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest farmed animal sanctuaries in the country, nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, California. Your residential, live-in internship provides an amazing opportunity to learn what it’s like to work at a sanctuary doing animal care or advocacy. Interns learn about farmed animal behavior and how to be better advocates for animals!
Animal Care Internship:
The animal care internship is a great opportunity to work with farmed animals in a sanctuary setting. This is a very physically demanding position and involves working outdoors. In your first few weeks, you will learn routine animal care, primarily cleaning and feeding. Over time, you will also work directly with staff caregivers to assist in daily medical care and proper animal handling. You should be comfortable working individually and in groups and be comfortable communicating questions with your supervisor. Typical duties usually include cleaning and maintaining sleeping quarters, pastures, sanctuary grounds, feeding animals, sorting and pulling produce for the animals, helping with weekly animal health checks, and other miscellaneous work. This sanctuary internship is great for the individual who wants hands-on experience with farmed animals!
Animal Advocacy Internship:
The animal advocacy internship is perfect for the individual with a drive to create meaningful change for all farmed animals through education! Advocacy interns primarily assist program staff in our education office, which means that this is a desk job with occasional opportunities to assist with guided tours, sanctuary events, and off-site tabling and outreach. Typical duties usually include creating social media and website content, writing articles for our magazine or outreach, managing and updating adopter database, among other programs as needed.
Founded in 1989, 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 new Rescue and Adoption Center in Petaluma is focused on placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes.
Sanctuary is important work, but Animal Place strives to create meaningful change for farmed animals through advocacy and education. Thousands of visitors flock to the sanctuary each year to learn more about the animals and farming. Volunteer classes introduce folks to the more intense ways people can help. Internships are also available.
We also own a vegan specialty store called Vegan Republic, located in Berkeley, CA. Animal Place’s Vegan Republic sells hard to find food, clothes, accessories, stickers, all things vegan! All the profits from store sales help rescue, feed, and provide medical care and housing for the animals at the sanctuary!
We invite you to put your compassion into action by becoming vegan, volunteering, interning, donating, adopting, or rescuing!