Foster Program Internships

Berkeley Humane Foster Program Internships offer the opportunity to partner with the Foster Program Coordinator to coordinate, innovate, and advance a robust Foster/Foster-to-Family program. Interns will gain valuable experience in managing all aspects of a home-based sheltering and adoption program.

All internships are unpaid, but course credit can be arranged. Upon successful completion of an internship, interns may also request a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. 

  • Work closely with Foster Program Coordinator to ensure foster-care providers’ success
  • Coach foster-care providers and lead foster training sessions
  • Communicate with potential and current foster-care providers
  • Work closely with veterinary staff to ensure optimal foster-animal health
  • Work closely with behavior staff to ensure optimal foster-animal enrichment and behavioral support
  • Work closely with adoption center staff to ensure excellent adoption matches
  • Comfortable learning new computer programs
  • Comfortable working with a diverse population of animals and people
  • Able to commit to 3+ months
  • Able to commit to 10+ hours per week, including some weekends
  • Able to bend, stoop, squat, reach, and push moderately heavy objects
  • No allergic conditions which would be aggravated by animals in our care 

To apply, please download and complete a Foster Program Internship Application. Completed applications should be submitted with a cover letter and resume to Submission does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

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