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.

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Organization for Volunteers and Staff

Berkeley Humane is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity and belonging. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of volunteers and staff. We embrace individual differences, not limited to life experience, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our volunteers and staff bring to their work and to our culture. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

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