Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary Internship Program

The Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary offers a variety of internship programs for students and graduates who are looking to gain valuable knowledge and work experience. The internships are unpaid, but interns are provided with free housing. Take a look at the internship opportunities below.

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit big cat rescue and educational facility that provides permanent lifelong care for abused, neglected or unwanted big cats. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, sell, breed or trade any of our animals; we believe they deserve to live the rest of their lives in a healthy and caring environment. It is our goal to provide our animals with exceptional physical and mental care as well as educating the public about the growing captive wildlife crisis. Applicants must be self-motivated, observant, detail oriented and have the ability to work in teams and individually. Must have the ability to work outdoors under physically demanding conditions. Applicants that have graduated with a degree in Zoology, Biology or related field are preferred, but other areas of study may be considered. Internships run 6 months.

Required Tasks

  • Leading educational tours for the public
  • Daily husbandry of exotic cats
  • Preparing animal diets
  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Creating enrichment
  • Keeping detailed records and observations
  • Maintaining the Sanctuary grounds
  • Cleaning the Sanctuary lodging

Free housing is provided by the Sanctuary. Amenities include heat, A/C, utilities paid, full bath, kitchen, washer/dryer, satellite TV and wifi.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to info@crown-ridge.com

Important Dates

Spring Position: March - September. Application materials due by December 31.

Fall Position: September - March. Application materials due by June 30.

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit big cat rescue and educational facility that provides permanent lifelong care for abused, neglected or unwanted big cats. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, sell, breed or trade any of our animals; we believe they deserve to live the rest of their lives in a healthy and caring environment. It is our goal to provide our animals with exceptional physical and mental care as well as educating the public about the growing captive wildlife crisis. Applicants must be self-motivated, detail oriented and have the ability to work in teams and individually. Applicants working towards a degree in Hospitality, Event Planning or related field are preferred, but other areas of study may be considered. Internships run 3 months.

Required Tasks

  • Assisting guests with reservations
  • Marketing the Sanctuary lodging
  • Coordinating on and off site events
  • Community outreach
  • Cleaning the Sanctuary lodging

Free housing is provided by the Sanctuary. Amenities include heat, A/C, utilities paid, full bath, kitchen, washer/dryer, satellite TV and wifi.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to info@crown-ridge.com

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit big cat rescue and educational facility that provides permanent lifelong care for abused, neglected or unwanted big cats. As a true sanctuary, we do not buy, sell, breed or trade any of our animals; we believe they deserve to live the rest of their lives in a healthy and caring environment. It is our goal to provide our animals with exceptional physical and mental care as well as educating the public about the growing captive wildlife crisis. Applicants must be self-motivated, observant, detail oriented and have the ability to work in teams and individually. Must have the ability to work outdoors under physically demanding conditions. Applicants working towards a degree in Zoology, Biology or related field are preferred, but other areas of study may be considered. Internships run 3 months.

Required Tasks

  • Leading educational tours for the public
  • Daily husbandry of exotic cats
  • Preparing animal diets
  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Creating enrichment
  • Keeping detailed records and observations
  • Maintaining the Sanctuary grounds
  • Cleaning the Sanctuary lodging

Free housing is provided by the Sanctuary. Amenities include heat, A/C, utilities paid, full bath, kitchen, washer/dryer, satellite TV and wifi.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to info@crown-ridge.com

Important Dates

Summer Position: May - August. Application materials due by February 28th.