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January 15- May 17, 2024

Join our team and help us care for over 200 animals on a daily basis! Animal Care interns have the opportunity to learn and perform various animal husbandry duties alongside the staff while gaining valuable experience. This position will help with daily cleaning, feeding, and dog walking. Additional opportunities to assist with medical care and/or enrichment are also available. Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent. Previous animal handling experience preferred. Students enrolled in degree programs for animal health or behavior preferred. This is a paid internship and starts at $17/hr.

The Animal Protective Association of Missouri (APA) is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a 100-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 5,000 pets find safe loving homes each year. Thousands more are helped through wellness, outreach, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them. 

The APA is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunities for employment, growth, and advancement in all areas of the organization. 

The culture of the APA is built on trust, compassion, accountability, joy, support, and respect. We continually invest in the personal and professional growth of our team members and value innovation and new ideas that make it possible for us to meet the needs of the community we serve. 

Interested applicants should complete the application form below.