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 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 six weeks and as long as nine months. Many of our interns go on to do inspirational things, like working at Best Friends Animal Society or Farm Sanctuary.
The ideal candidate will enjoy the opportunity to volunteer on a care farm where people, animals and the earth work together for mutual healing.
Several of our positions are full. We have internship positions open between the dates of June – December 2022. We ask for interns that live onsite to stay for a minimum of 6 weeks.
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.
Thank you so much for the great experience! Although my stay was short I learned a lot. I greatly appreciate your welcoming arms, helping hands and warm hearts. Also, thanks for your patience! This place is truly a special one because of the care and devotion you put into it. I will always remember the time I spent with you, the animals and the land.