Be a Part of the APA Team

The APA has a work environment where animals and people are treated with respect, understanding, and professionalism. All members of the team embrace and are held accountable to the values of our employee culture which include: compassion, empathy, courtesy, joy, trust, reliability, and support. We place a high priority on customer service excellence and envision a world where every adoptable animal has a safe, loving home.


Job Title: Registered Vet Tech

Position: Full-time or Part-time  

Description: Provide care to include medical care and treatments, routine exams, and cleaning. Previous experience in animal welfare organization or veterinary clinic setting is preferred.  Requirements include current Missouri Vet Tech license and one year or more animal handling experience. Interested applicants should email their resume to


Job Title: Animal Care Technician 

Position: Part-time  

Description: Provide animals at the APA Adoption Center with quality care to include cleaning, feeding, medical care, bathing, walking, and enrichment.  Qualified candidates for this full-time position must be available on weekends and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Compassion towards animals and excellent customer service skills are required. Previous animal handling experience preferred. Interested applicants should email their resume to


APA Internships

Fall internships for 2020 have been filled and we’ll be accepting applications for winter internships in December of 2020.

A limited number of internship opportunities are available at the APA Adoption Center throughout the year. These non-paid internships can be completed for college credit with approval of academic institution. Internship schedules are generally flexible to meet individual needs.

The APA Adoption Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education and creating programs beneficial to the human/animal bond. Internships are an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of development, volunteer management, education, community outreach, operations, and marketing while working for a highly respected 100 year organization.

Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. The duration of the internship is equivalent to one semester (approximately 12-15 weeks) and are available during the Spring, Summer and Fall.

To apply for internships, please email your resume and a letter of interest outlining your area(s) of focus, how many semesters you will be available, and the days and hours you are available to

You may also mail your materials to:
APA of Missouri
Attn: Operations
1705 S. Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144

Internship requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Professional attire
  • Proficient with basic software programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Positive attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Transportation to/from APA Adoption Center, and other off-site locations, as assigned

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