Internship Opportunities

We are seeking motivated and compassionate people with a passion for animal welfare.

About Our Internship Program

In recent years the Nebraska Humane Society has introduced a wonderful training opportunity in the form of an internship program. The program touches on various points of interest in the Shelter, including Animal Care, Animal Medical, and Behavior. We would like to send this letter out to various program instructors to pass along this information to students that may have interest in intern opportunities related to these areas of interest.

The internship is an unpaid opportunity to students who are currently over the age of eighteen years, and is enrolled in an academic program at a college or university. Due to nature of the program, we ask that students commit to at least ten hours of service per week, for approximately three months. Opportunities are available during the summer as well as the fall and spring semesters.

There are several unique opportunities available in the shelter. Each opportunity allows for students to explore areas of personal interest, while gaining real-world career skills. Each unique internship opportunity at the shelter is designed to enhance the ability to work with the general public and various species of animals.

From each applicant, we  would  like  a cover  letter  explaining   their credentials and career goals, at least two references, your school’s requirement for independent study ( if applicable), and the completed application.

Available Internships

Adoption Department Internship

This opportunity will expose participants to the adoptions process of shelter operations. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of customer service, animal handling, animal behavior, and office skills. Read more details about this internship »

Download the Internship Application here »

If you would like to apply please contact Morgan Mattson, Operations Assistant at 402-444-7800 ext. 2277 or by email

Animal Medical and Foster Care Department Internship

This opportunity will expose participants to the medical processes of shelter operations. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of animal health, surgery, animal handling, animal behavior and team work. Read more details about this internship »

Download the Internship Application here »

If you would like to apply for this internship please contact Sherry Bromberger, Operations Manager at 402-444-7800 ext. 2267 or by email

Neonatal Kitten Care Internship

This opportunity will expose participants to the animal care processes of supporting orphaned kittens. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of customer service, animal handling, animal behavior, animal health, and team work. Read more details about this internship »

Download the Internship Application here »

If you would like to apply for this internship please contact Sarah Riederer, Animal Care Manager at 402-444-7800 ext. 2212 or by email.

Animal Welfare and Behavior Internship

This opportunity will expose participants to the animal care and behavior processes of shelter operations. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of customer service, animal handling, animal behavior, animal health, behavior modification, and team work. Read more details about this internship »

Download the Internship Application here »

If you would like to apply for this internship please contact Sarah Riederer, Animal Care Manager at 402-444-7800 ext. 2212 or by email.

Grooming Internship

This opportunity will expose participants to the animal care and behavior processes of shelter operations. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of animal handling, animal behavior, and grooming techniques. Read more details about this internship »

Download the Internship Application here »

If you would like to apply for this internship please contact Sarah Riederer, Animal Care Manager at 402-444-7800 ext. 2212 or by email.