Intern Aboard HQ

Animal Care Internships Abroad

If you’re passionate about animal welfare, you’ll love lending your support to an animal care internship abroad. Placements are dedicated to the care and protection of different species. The diverse range of tasks that interns can assist with varies from basic care in animal shelters and veterinary assistance, to studying population structure and dynamics of wildlife in natural habitats.

Where Can I Take An Animal Care Internship?

  • Costa Rica - Animal & Veterinary Care
  • Greece - Marine Mammal Research and Conservation
  • Peru - Animal Care

Depending on your area of study and expertise, each internship destination offers its own unique placement work with animals and wildlife.

Who Can Take An Animal Care Internship?

Our internships are super flexible and we only have a few basic requirements:

  • Proficient in the English language
  • Have graduated high school by your internship program start date
  • Be at least 18 years old by your internship program start date
  • Capable of presenting a clean criminal background check

Learn more about how our internships work.

If you’re a university student ideal fields of study include:

  • Biological Science
  • Animal Behavior
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Environmental Science

When Can I Take An Internship?

Internships are available year-round with minimum durations starting at 2 weeks. We offer flexible start dates to work in with your schedule. Whether it is a Summer internship abroad or you’re inbetween opportunities and would like to grow your global experience, we can plan an internship to suit.

What Type Of Work Can I Take Part In?

Depending on the destination you select, the type of animal care work varies with each internship. So whether you’re wanting something quite hands on, like working within a veterinary clinic, then Costa Rica would be a better option. If you’re conservation oriented and want to work amongst marine species that are injured or stranded, Greece is the internship for you. If you’d like a little more flexibility where work is focused on community animal care shelters, then Peru is the right internship for you.

What Costs Are Involved?

Intern Abroad HQ offers the most affordable internship abroad fees. These are broken down into two seperate payments, the registration fee which is US$299 and covers the following:

  • Dedicated intern support
  • Comprehensive internship guide
  • Reflection learning course
  • Pre-departure interview
  • Personal impact assessment
  • Flight and travel insurance deals

Then there is the program fee, which is based upon the destination you intern in and the duration. For animal care, Peru offers the lowest program fee of US$545 for 2 weeks and includes:

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Airport pick-up
  • Program orientation
  • Internship placement
  • Learning support service
  • Accommodation & meals

Check out our full breakdown on fees.

Feel free to get in contact with us if you have any questions regarding our animal care internships.