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Animal Farm Foundation's mission is to secure equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs. We strive to provide innovative and accessible solutions to the barriers "pit bull" dogs often face in shelters and communities. We recognize that in order to meet our mission, we must support the people who share our vision of a compassionate world where all dogs are treated as individuals.
Animal Farm Foundation is now offering four different programs: the general interest program, language & advocacy program, training & kennel enrichment program, and the behavior modification program. All programs are offered at no-cost, however interns are responsible for transportation costs and meals. Housing is provided. Read our blog for more: Internships: A Recipe in 10 Steps
For 2014: We will begin accepting applications on January 1st, 2014. Completed applications are due by March 15th, 2014. Interns will be notified of their acceptance by March 30th, 2014.
2014 Dates: May 12-16, June 2-6, August 25-29, and September 15-19
ABOUT: Separating fact from fiction, our internship program allows animal welfare professionals and volunteers to experience "pit bull" dogs in an environment free of prejudices and misinformation. Interns are given the opportunity to view dogs as individuals, not as stereotypes. Recognizing each dog as an individual will allow shelter staff to better meet the needs of each dog. Any dog whose needs are met is happier, healthier and will go home faster!
WHO WILL BENEFIT: Anybody who works or volunteers to house, foster or shelter and place dogs. Our diverse group of interns has included people who work in behavior, training, adoptions and daily care of dogs in shelters, rescues and animal controls. Interns have travelled to Animal Farm Foundation from all across the United States and Canada. The one thing all of the interns have had in common is their dedication to improving the lives of “pit bull” dogs in their own communities! The General Interest Program is limited to 12 interns; 8 overnight guests and 4 day-students.
REQUIREMENTS: In addition to completing the application, applicants must submit a resume outlining their volunteer or employment experience in regards to shelter, rescue of foster work.
2014 Dates: July 9-11, August 6-8
ABOUT: The Language & Advocacy Program focuses on understanding the history of canine discrimination and explores ways in which we can stop the cycle by using accurate language to discuss “pit bull” dogs. This program will address identifying and eliminating discriminatory policies, increasing “pit bull” dog adoptions and advocating for safe and humane communities. Interns will also get to work directly with dogs in basic training techniques classes.
WHO WILL BENEFIT: Employees of animal welfare organizations with decision making capabilities whose main focus is on community outreach, public relations, marketing, adoptions or constituent relations. The Language & Advocacy Program is limited to 12 interns; 8 overnight guests and 4 day-students.
REQUIREMENTS: In addition to completing the application, applicants must submit a resume outlining their volunteer or employment experience in regards to their language and advocacy work.