Jun 18, 2021

The Humane Society Internship

  • Crimson Education
  • United States


Hone your skills and learn how to fight for all animals by becoming an intern at the Humane Society of the United States. Browse our current list of internship opportunities and if you don’t see the right opportunity for you, be sure to check back periodically for new listings.

There are more than 60 unique ways to volunteer with the Humane Society of the United States—from helping out at our care centers and serving with our rescue and response teams to organizing events and grassroots outreach in your community and more. We have opportunities all around the country, so you don't even have to leave your home to have an impact.

Together with millions of supporters, the Humane Society of the United States takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. We rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our rescue and response team and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: a humane society.


  • End the cruelest practices toward all animals.
  • Care for animals in crisis.
  • Build a stronger animal protection movement.

Our rescue and direct care work responds to today’s cruelties; our education, legislative and policy work prevents tomorrow’s.


  • The world’s greatest roster of experts in animal welfare.
  • Rescuers and caregivers with years of experience.
  • State directors working on animal issues around the country and passionate advocates pushing for policy change.
  • Several affiliated animal sanctuaries providing direct care and medical help for animals in need.
  • A global affiliate, Humane Society International, which has a presence in more than 50 countries.

Together, we’ve achieved a powerful legacy of change for animals and we’ll never stop fighting for them. Leaders in the humane movement ranked us the most effective animal organization in the country in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia.

Join us. Everyone can play a role in combatting the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse.

HSUS volunteer cuddling a dog at a temporary emergency shelter to care for animals displaced by the California wildfires in 2018.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline

Internship Listings Ongoing

Age Range


Application Process Includes

Note: you will be asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, completed Essential Capabilities document, and three letters of recommendation/references with the application.

Please specify in your cover letter if you have a specific area of interest (equine and/or wildlife).

*Internships will be listed at whichever location they are available.