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.
Your organization is absolutely magical. Thank you so much for working with us. We adore you.
My experience at Sanctuary One was incredibly transformative. I feel healed and inspired. Thank you so much for having me.
Sanctuary One has filled such a void for us and the boys here at the program. This population needs contact with animals, earth and serenity. Our time at the Sanctuary is very special, full of little magical moments and such unity among the group. The level of kindness goes way up while there, as well as returning to the program. I notice some of the higher energy kids calming down and having much more relaxed interactions with others. Overall, I feel the experiences at Sanctuary One are priceless in the recovery of our clients at Lithia.
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.
Thanks so much for having us and letting us hang with your animals. I love what you’re doing—it’s truly amazing.
I want to thank you for the opportunity for me to help at Sanctuary One. Going there has showed me to care about the animals and not just myself because it is hard for me to open up about my feelings. I also have the connection that the animals and I are similar because we have both been hurt by others and then find someone or some place that cares for you. I want to thank you for letting me help there.
Thank you so much for giving us a tour of Sanctuary One yesterday. We were prepared to love it and certainly did! Warmest congratulations and gratitude to each of you for the marvelous and much-needed work you are doing there.
Thank you so much for allowing us to see, experience, and serve your amazing farm. We’re inspired!
Thank you so much for the experience! Your Sanctuary is ideal and life-changing.