PUT YOUR COMPASSION INTO ACTION and join us for a sanctuary internship. Your residential, live-in internship will be a memorable experience spent working hard at our 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, California. Interns become intimately familiar with the operations of a nonprofit sanctuary, the behavior of farmed animals in a non-production setting, and will have an amazing experience working alongside like-minded people.
Get a feel for what interns do by following the Animal Place Sanctuary Interns Facebook Page!
- Age Requirement: 18 and older
- Internship Length: 2 or 3 months, starting and ending on the first of each month.
- Housing: Provided, on-site, living with multiple individuals.
- Food: Interns pay for their own food (NOTE: ***March, April, May 2018 animal care internships include $50/week food stipend***)
- Companion Animals: Not permitted.
- Transportation: Pick-up and drop-off to the Sacramento International Airport or the Amtrak Auburn Train Station provided for your arrival and departure on the first of the month. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own vehicle. Please note: The sanctuary is located 6.5 miles from the nearest town of Grass Valley, 30 miles from Auburn, and 60 miles from Sacramento. The sanctuary is in a rural area and is not walking distance to town. Weekly trips to the grocery store are provided by Animal Place staff.
- Medical Insurance: You must provide your own health insurance coverage.
- Refundable Deposit: To secure your spot, you must provide a $200 refundable deposit. If this is a financial burden, please email email@example.com to ask about our deposit scale.
- Capabilities: Applicants should be able to meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Capabilities Document.
HOW TO APPLY
Summer internships are the most competitive but we seek and accept interns year-round. Because of the high volume of inquiries, applications are processed at intervals throughout the year. An approximate timeline for the application process is listed below. If you would like to confirm the status of your application or have any questions about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: We are still accepting applications for March, April, and May animal care internships, which include a $50/week food stipend.
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If you have successfully completed an internship at Animal Place, apply for one of our post-internship grants and put those compassion muscles back into action! We want to thank you for your service at the sanctuary and encourage you to pay it forward with one of our grants.