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Basic BrightHaven Internship

This internship requires a three month, 30 hours a week commitment. Interns must be available weekends from 9am – 2pm for Animal Care Technician shifts. The remaining hours will include three weekdays with a morning schedule to be determined, either assisting with veterinary technician tasks or caring for the household environment.

Responsibilities after an initial training period will include:

Holistic Animal Care Technician Tasks

  • Preparation and administration of homeopathic remedies, supplements and allopathic medicine
  • Recording animal weights
  • Administration of subcutaneous fluid therapy
  • Daily update of animal veterinary charts
  • General animal health protocols

Housekeeping and general Animal Care

  • Cleaning litter boxes and the task of setting up “bathroom” areas for multiple cats
  • Maintenance of water bowls with holistic supplementation
  • Daily sanitization of the clinic, household counters and food preparation area
  • Maintaining a comfortable living environment for the animals
  • Cleaning floors and other areas of the household

Project and Meetings

A project will be identified and executed by interns either in 1) Holistic Healing Applications or 2) Non-Profit Fund raising Efforts Interns will choose their project in the first two weeks of participating in the sanctuary. A staff person will be available for weekly review to discuss learning progress, projects, problem solving and work experience.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to In your cover letter please share your experience with animals, what you hope to gain from this internship and how you can help BrightHaven and how BrightHaven can help you.**Living accommodation may be available upon further enquiry.