Intern with Best Friends

Best Friends Los Angeles offers a variety of internship opportunities for college students interested in gaining hands-on experience with animal care or looking to gain experience in the field of animal welfare in various capacities outside of direct animal care. 

Internships are offered for academic credit. You must be a participant in an accredited academic internship program/enrolled in an internship course. Internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. 

Available Los Angeles internship and position descriptions are listed below. 


Volunteer Program Intern


Best Friends LA is looking for qualified interns to join our team. As a non-profit, we have a very large volunteer base and it is constantly growing! We are seeking interns who can provide administratvie and on-site support to the Volunteer Coordinators and the Best Friends Los Angeles volunteer program. 

Interns should be prepared to join a fast-paces environment and finish the internship having gained broad experience in coordinating volunteers and learning about animal welfare. 

Click HERE for complete position description. 


Kitten Nursery Caregiver Intern


The Kitten Nursery Caregiver Intern is responsible for assisting with animal care and volunteer coordination at the Best Friends Kitten Nursery. The nursery saves an average of 3,000 kittens a season. Interns should be prepared to join a fast-paced environment and finish the internship having gained broad experience in shelter animal care, medical care and animal welfare. 

Click HERE for complete position description. 


For general internship inquiries email LAinternships@bestfriends.org