Are you thinking about working on a farm? Do you see a future working with animals, but need some hands-on experience? Our farm internships provide that and much more. All interns take part in the daily operations of the farm, performing a wide array of chores, from feeding and herding farm animals to moving irrigation pipe and bucking hay. Interns also help guide tours, learn and practice the principles of permaculture, help rehabilitate and socialize farm animals and participate in special projects.

Our internship program is a full-time, unpaid position. We provide comfortable housing in a shared living space, with some food staples provided. Interns are responsible for their own food and transportation. Internships run throughout the year, and typically last three to four months; however, some of our interns have stayed as briefly as one month and as long as nine months. Many of our interns go on to do inspirational things, like working at Best Friends Animal Society (the largest in the United States) or locally at Willow-Witt Ranch.

The ideal candidate will enjoy the opportunity to volunteer on a care farm where people, animals and the earth work together for mutual healing.

Submit an application online (recommended) or download and submit a hard copy.

Thank you for the opportunity to come and intern at Sanctuary One. It has been wonderful living here and getting to know you all—you are an awesome group of people and animals. I’ve loved connecting with the animals and being in the outdoors of Oregon’s Applegate Valley! I appreciate this experience and hope to work with animals in the future.
Chloe, Intern