Animal Care Internships Abroad

If you’re passionate about animal welfare, you’ll love lending your support to an animal care or vetinary internship abroad. Our placements are dedicated to the care and protection of different species around the world. 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.

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Where Can I Take An Animal Care Internship?

Intern Abroad HQ offers a diverse range of intern abroad programs, as well as remote internships that you can complete from anywhere in the world. You can choose from the following Animal Care internship opportunities:

Costa Rica:

Depending on your area of study and expertise, each internship placement offers a unique scope of work that focuses on the care and protection of our 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 college or university student, the ideal fields of study for our Animal Care & Wildlife internships include:

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

When Can I Take An Internship?

Our internship abroad programs are available year-round with minimum durations starting at 2 weeks. We offer flexible start dates to work in with your schedule. Whether you’re looking for a summer internship abroad or if you’re in between opportunities and would like to grow your global experience, we can customize an internship to match your unique motivations.

Our remote internships programs are also available year-round with customizable scheduling. You can choose from a range of online program options, ranging from 100 hours up to 250 hours. These internships are completed 100% online so you can work from home or anywhere in the world. See how it works.

What Type Of Work Can I Take Part In?

The type of animal care work varies depending on which internship you select. If you’re wanting to get involved in hands-on work, like working within a veterinary clinic,an internship in Costa Rica would be the best option. If you’re conservation-oriented and want to work amongst marine species that are injured or stranded, you could intern in Greece. If you’d like a little more flexibility and the opportunity to provide support in animal care shelters, an internship in Peru is the right option for you.

How Much Does It Cost?

Whether you want to intern abroad or intern remotely, we offer the most affordable internship program fees. In addition to connecting you with real organizations and experienced professionals around the world, we provide comprehensive support services and an exclusive experiential learning curriculum to foster the transferable skills favored by employers. You can learn more about what’s included and see how much it costs here.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding our international Animal Care internships.