WHS has been the leading voice for animals in the District of Columbia since 1870. WHS is committed to remaining a model for all humane communities across the nation.

WHS’s Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for students to gain insight into the work of WHS. Every year a limited number of places for internships are available.

Departments that Internships are available are as follows:

  • Volunteer Programs
  • Animal Care
  • Shelter Medical Department (New York Avenue)
  • Adoptions
  • Field Services
  • Special Events
  • Fashion 4 Paws
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Behavior and Learning
  • Development (graphic designer experience needed)
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Human Resources

To take part in the program, we look for the following minimum eligibility criteria:

• Applicants must be US citizens and should have a strong academic record (3.0 GPA or better).
• Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in a college or university, second university degree or higher, at the time of application and during the internship.
• A minimum of 18 years of age
• Approval from the department’s internship adviser and completed Internship Application Package should be turned in before starting the internship.

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About Washington Humane Society

The Washington Humane Society, the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the U.S., has been the area’s leading voice for animals since 1870.