PALS Internship Program

Be A Part of Our Mission!

PALS relies heavily on the support of volunteers and interns to provide beneficial programs to those in need. PALS interns have the opportunity to contribute to our organization in a meaningful way and benefit from a variety of hands on experiences working with a small nonprofit.


Internship Guidelines for Interested Candidates

We currently offer internships at our facility located in Bloomington, IN. Internships at PALS are designed to provide students and recent graduates with experience related to the field of recreational therapy, nonprofit management and administration.

General Information: Interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours a week during an 8 to 12 week internship period. Timelines can be flexible to accommodate a student’s special circumstances with permission.
Internships are offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Interns may receive academic credit if an agreement is made between People and Animal Learning Services (PALS) and the intern’s college or university.


Current Internship Opportunities


Development Intern

The PALS Development intern will experience several aspects of working at a nonprofit organization. Their tasks may include, but are not limited to: writing e-newsletters & press releases, assisting with event marketing, media relations, curating auction items, serving on event committees, preparing sponsorship packages, assisting the PALS staff with ongoing development needs such as donor recognition, grant research, reporting & writing, and database management, assisting with community outreach programs, and other tasks as needed. Read More Here!


Program Office Intern

A PALS Intern will experience several aspects related to the implementation of a variety of therapeutic equine programs at a PATH Intl. Premier-accredited center. Their tasks may include, but are not limited to: the development and implementation of client assessments, program development, assessment of program impact, program marketing, and client recruitment. Read More Here!


Application Procedures

Interested applicants must complete the following before being considered for an internship at PALS:

1. Submit completed PALS Internship Application, a cover letter & resume including two references to with subject line: “PALS Internship Application”

2. Submit all internship requirements designated by educational institution or program of study & other information related to internship as appropriate (Hours to be completed, goals, expectations…etc.)

3. Complete an interview with appropriate PALS staff members.*
*Interviews will be scheduled following the submission of the above materials, subject to organizational needs and applicant qualifications.



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