Internship - Animal Care Intern - Racine Campus
Are you looking to gain experience in animal welfare? If so, then join our team!
Racine, WI US
Posted 15 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Position Description

Are you looking to gain animal care experience, build your resume, and get your foot in the door to a career in the animal welfare field? Then this opportunity is for you! The Wisconsin Humane Society’s Racine Campus has an opportunity for a dependable, hardworking, and well-organized individual to join our team as a part-time Animal Care Intern, working approximately 20-25 hours/week starting April 1st. This is a paid, seasonal opportunity; however, interns will be responsible for their own transportation and living arrangements as we are unable to provide housing or transportation.

Position Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Clean and sanitize animal suites and facility while maintaining high standards of cleanliness
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate animal handling
  • Provide animals with daily needs (food, water, potty breaks, enrichment, etc.)
  • Assist the behavior and veterinary staff as needed
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding, fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and good time management skills
  • Availability to work on evenings, weekends and holidays is a must
  • Interns must be committed to working the entire length of the agreed upon internship time period
  • Candidates must be committed to treating animals and humans with kindness and respect

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please complete our online employment application by visiting Be sure to include three professional references with your application. Only applications submitted through our online application system may be considered. Please know that it is our policy to reply to each and every application received once we have a status update. We thank you in advance for your patience with us through our hiring process.

Come see why over 200 staff call one of WHS’s 6 locations home!

You’ll be happy you did!

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wisconsin Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. WHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Us
The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, and veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the states busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.


Position Summary
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Application Deadline
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Part Time
Hours per Week
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College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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Preferred Majors
Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences/Ecology, Health Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology
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