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Internships

The internship program at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides individuals with a unique opportunity to advocate for and connect with farmed animals, establish community with like-minded people, and obtain real-life (and résumé-worthy!) experience. Interns who are committed to a full 40-hour workweek will be eligible for on-site housing and a weekly $100 cost of living stipend.

There are three categories of internships:

  • Animal Caregiving 
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Development & Administrative 
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SCHEDULES
Interns are asked to fulfill a 20-40 hour per week schedule over a two month commitment.  All applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a demonstrated commitment to the goals and programs of WFS.

AVAILABILITY
Internships are available year round and positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received.  Summer positions fill quickly, so if you’re interested in these months, be sure to contact us prior to April 15.

MEALS
Interns are responsible for buying and preparing their own food.

HOUSING
Housing is available on-site for interns committed to a 40-hour per week schedule.

STIPEND
Interns who are committed to a full 40-hour workweek will be eligible for on-site housing and a weekly $100 cost of living stipend.

VEGAN LIVING
Out of respect for the animals and the work that WFS does, all staff and interns are required to maintain a vegan diet while on sanctuary grounds. Shared kitchen facilities are available. Food markets and restaurants are within a 15-minute drive.

IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS…

For questions about our Volunteer Internship Program prior to filling out an application, please call 845-247-5700 during working hours or email us at info@woodstocksanctuary.org.

Please note that we can’t always respond to every application and will contact you if we are interested in interviewing you. Thank you for your interest in Woodstock Farm Sanctuary!

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Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed.
  • Assist with membership/donation acknowledgments.
  • Run errands and make post office runs as needed.
  • Assist with on- or off-site events as needed (might include evening or weekend hours).
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • General customer service and sales skills.
  • General knowledge of business practices (ability to compose a proper letter, good phone manners, etc.).
  • Commitment to WFS organizational programs and goals.
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks.

Specifications:

  • Volunteer commitment of 20-40 hours per week.
  • Must be willing to help on weekends and have flexibly to help with some evening hours.
  • Two month minimum commitment preferred.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn more about non-profit administration and business practices.
  • Working with like-minded and committed animal activists.
  • Gain experience beneficial for future employment.

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Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Animal feeding and watering.
  • Barn and habitat cleaning and enrichment.
  • Shelter cleaning projects.
  • Assisting with animal health checks.
  • Animal monitoring for special needs animals.
  • Additional non-animal related tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Good animal behavior observation skills.
  • Ability to work in harsh/all weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting.
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions and meet animal care schedules.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people.
  • Very reliable and dependable.
  • Commitment to WFS animal care policies and standards.
  • Commitment to WFS organizational programs and goals.
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks.

Specifications:

  • Volunteer commitment of 40 hours per week.
  • Weekends and holidays may be required.
  • Two month minimum commitment required.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn from and interact with our shelter animal residents.
  • Opportunity to gain considerable knowledge of farm animal care.
  • Working with like-minded and committed animal activists.
  • Gain experience beneficial for future employment and life.

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Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist with writing and editing content for the website, social media, and press materials.
  • Assist the Marketing & Communications Manager with marketing and media relations initiatives as needed.
  • Provide special event help as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Photography skills are plus.
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube preferred.
  • Word and Excel proficiency preferred.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS preferred.
  • General knowledge of business practices (ability to compose a proper letter, good phone manners, etc.).
  • Commitment to WFS organizational programs and goals.
  • Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks.

Specifications:

  • Volunteer commitment of 20-40 hours per week.
  • Weekends and holidays may be required.
  • Two month minimum commitment. required.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn more about non-profit administration and business practices.
  • Working with like-minded and committed animal activists.
  • Gain experience beneficial for future employment and life.

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