Animal Caregiving Internship

  • Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
  • High Falls, NY, USA
  • Jul 15, 2024
Intern General Labor Non-Profit

Job Description

The internship program at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides individuals with a unique opportunity to advocate for and connect with farmed animals, to establish community with like-minded people, and to obtain real-life and resumé-worthy experience of the day-to-day operations of an animal sanctuary. The Shelter Team is responsible for the daily care of the 350+ rescued animals living at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Animal Caregiving Interns are a vital part of the daily functioning of the sanctuary, and we could not do the work that we do without their help. Although responsibilities vary depending on the seasons and needs of the shelter, below is what is typically expected all year round from our Animal Caregiving Interns.

Responsibilities & Duties

-Feeding out hay to the goats, sheep, llama, and rabbits
-Cleaning cages
-Making supplement treats for the pigs, cows, and chickens
-Cleaning water bowls and troughs, and replenishing them with fresh water
-Mucking and cleaning out barns, coops, and pens
-Doing laundry
-Washing dishes
-Taking out garbage and recycling
-Refill feed bins
-Collecting eggs to be composted
-Unloading hay and straw deliveries
-Supporting staff during health checks and treatments, when needed
-Observing animal behavior and getting to know each animal as an individual


      -Willing and able to perform all responsibilities and duties
      -Ability to maintain a positive and respectful attitude
      -Strong team player while having the ability to work independently
      -Capable of working in harsh/all weather conditions
      -Reliable and hard-working
      -Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, and consistently lifting at least 50 pounds unassisted
      -Efficient time management skills
      -No previous animal experience necessary

Please visit our website at the link below for more information and to apply.