The hard work and dedication of Heartland Farm Sanctuary interns has been a vital part of our work since Heartland Farm Sanctuary began in 2010. Your commitment helps us rescue and care for farm animals and provide therapeutic and educational programs to youth and adults in Dane County and beyond.
Internships are available in our Farm Animal Shelter and Humane Education departments. Specific responsibilities and qualifications vary by department. For more information, please check the description for the position that you are applying for.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary does not provide housing for interns at this time.
Interns are responsible for buying and preparing their own food. Out of respect for the animals and work that Heartland Farm Sanctuary does, all staff and interns are asked to adhere to a vegan diet while on the sanctuary grounds.
Interns have the option to volunteer full-time (40 hours per week), 30 hours per week, or 20 hours per week. Scheduling varies by department.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary internships are available in the summer and fill quickly. We start to evaluate applications and interview in December for the next summer.
Madison is a vibrant capital city often named one of the nation’s finest communities. It offers plentiful activities to enjoy year-round, from exploring natural, historic, and architectural marvels to attending a riveting arts performance or athletic event.
Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary allows us to care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for animals, the earth and each other.
Through our Shelter Internship Program, you will connect with many species of rescued farmed animals in a safe, peaceful environment where people and farm animals can come together to heal, grow and have fun. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience with farmed animals and learn the basics of what it takes to operate and maintain a shelter.
We value diversity and strongly encourage individuals of every race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability to apply.
To apply: Read through the internship details below and click the “Apply Now” button to download our fillable PDF application. Please email completed application to our Shelter Coordinator at Ana.Rudy@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org.
Time requirements include:
What is Humane Education?
Our world is changing, and our children need the tools to adapt and thrive in their changing environment. Humane Education offers a different approach to how children see and access the world, themselves and the environment. With concerns of children becoming disengaged, isolated and limited in their capacity to be creative problem solvers, Heartland offers a solution. Through the four elements of Humane Education, Heartland is teaching kids how to:
By learning how we provide sanctuary, enrichment and high-quality care to our rescued residents, through our unique camps, classes and clubs, kids develop skills to be compassionate, problem-solving members of their own communities.
To apply: Read through the internship details below and click the “Apply Now” button to download our fillable PDF application. Please email completed application to us at Info@HeartlandFarmSanctuary.org.