Internship time commitment is approximately 40 hours per week for 12 weeks. Please note our location (Murchison, Texas) and any travel arrangements you may need to make before applying as an intern.
These internships are unpaid; however, free housing may be available and course credit can be arranged. Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.
Animal Care Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on animal care experience, knowledge about a variety of species, and exposure to the operations of an animal care center.
The Equine Intern will help care for the nearly 500 rescued donkeys and horses in sanctuary. The Primate Intern will help care for the sanctuary chimps, gibbons, and monkeys. The Wildlife Intern will help care for both wildlife and farm animal species including tigers, bobcats, bison, pigs, and more. Lastly, the Vet Tech Internship primarily involves animal husbandry, medical responsibilities and administrative tasks. Duties include but are not limited to assisting veterinarians, vet technicians, and animal care staff with medical procedures.
Animal Care Center Operations Interns will assist the Facilities Department with the daily maintenance of the sanctuary. The facilities internship primarily involves land management responsibilities, but also incorporates maintenance tasks as well. Duties include landscaping, irrigation, enclosure modification, and vehicle maintenance.
Doris Day Equine Center (DDEC), on the grounds of CABBR, is an innovative facility that rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses, and ultimately helps place them with adopters who can provide them with safe, permanent, loving homes. DDEC has an opportunity for an Equine Training Intern. Each intern will assist the trainers at DDEC with the rehabilitation, training, and adoption of rescued equine. Activities include equine socialization, ground work, riding, and equine husbandry.