Animal Care Intern

  • Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Inc.
  • 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
  • Feb 14, 2018
Internship Animal Care

Job Description

The Animal Care department at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary is responsible for the overall health and well-being of our animal residents. Interns in this department are crucial to the daily functioning of the sanctuary. Whether cleaning stalls, barns and shelters, or grooming, feeding and watering the animals, each day interns work with our animal care team to provide life-enriching care for the hundreds of animals we shelter. This internship provides a unique opportunity to learn the day-to-day operations of sanctuary life and the proper care of farmed animals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning of stalls, barns and shelters
  • Feeding and watering animals
  • Animal grooming
  • Assisting with animal health checks
  • Kitchen tasks including washing dishes and chopping produce
  • Laundry
  • Restocking of farm supplies including straw, hay and shavings
  • Other tasks and duties as needed


  • Be willing to care for, learn about and engage with our animal residents
  • Have an understanding of the philosophy and mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary
  • Be able to follow detailed instructions and meet animal care schedules
  • Be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other interns, volunteers and staff
  • Be available a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Commit to a minimum of 2 months
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions including: heat, rain, snow, cold
  • Ability to perform physical labor and repeated lifting (up to 50 lbs)
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks

Position Availability:

Animal Care internships are available year round and positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Summer positions in particular fill quickly, so apply early.


Please send an email to Tracy Willcox, Intern & Volunteer Coordinator at, including:

  • The position title in the subject line of the email
  • A resume
  • A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know
  • Three professional references

Area of Focus

Animal Rights

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