The Research Department at Farm Sanctuary performs original animal behavior, personality, emotion, cognition, welfare, and behavior research in pursuance of a better understanding of the inner lives of farmed animals. The Ethology Research Intern will assist the Research team with primary farm animal ethology research through remote, video data collection.
- Primary research
- Assist with video data collection as part of non-invasive, sanctuary-based research studies at Farm Sanctuary contributing to the body of research on the emotional, social, and cognitive lives of farm animals.
- Perform literature reviews in support of new and existing research and animal welfare projects
- Administrative support for the research program
- In pursuance of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in animal behavior, animal welfare, biology, zoology, psychology, animal ethics, or related field; or recently graduated
- Excellent observational skills
- Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and programs
- Good organizational skills and attention to detail
- Hard-working and dependable
- Able to work well independently
- Volunteer commitment of 20 hours per week
- Six-month commitment preferred, with some flexibility
- Personal computer required for internship
- Opportunity to learn about ethical ethology and animal sentience study design
- Opportunity to gain and practice animal behavior data collection skills
- Opportunity to learn about Farm Sanctuary programs
- Working with individuals who have a shared passion for animal rights
- Gain valuable experience to support interest in future non-profit employment, especially within vegan, animal advocacy, research, and sanctuary organizations
- Further the goals and mission of Farm Sanctuary to benefit farm animals
- Opportunity to virtually participate in weekly educational presentations offered to all Farm Sanctuary interns
Farm Sanctuary is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or age.
Any photos or videos taken in the scope of employment and/or related to Farm Sanctuary are considered work product and intellectual property of Farm Sanctuary.