Career with Animals Guide

Careers with Animals Guide & Animal Care

Occupation Career Pet Job, EarthWatch projects are a great way to get experience in a job or animal-related project to see if it is something you would find interesting. Most of the projects are out in the field working with scientists. There are many different projects in various countries working with many varied species.


Professional organizations:

Actors & animals ( animal welfare

American Boarding Kennels Association (

American Federation of Aviculture (

American Zoo & Aquarium Association ( job listings

American Association of Zookeepers ( jobs and internships

American Pet Products Manufacturers Assoc. (

American Society of Animal Science ( job listings for members, internship

Animal Behavior Society ( research opportunities under grants

Animal Health Institute (

Animal Legal Defense Fund (

Animal Protection Institute of America (

Animal Welfare Institute (

Animals for Awareness ( links

Association of Holistic Animal Practitioners ( links

Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians ( internships

Conference for Research Workers in Animal Diseases   ( advanced level positions available

Delta Society ( assesses concerns with the interaction of  humans and animals, therapy; internships

Dogs for the Deaf (

Endangered Species Conservation Federation (

Farm Animal Reform Movement ( internal job listings

Federal Wildlife Officers Association ( job listings

Foundation for Biomedical Research (

Friends of Animals ( jobs

Fund for Animals ( links

Guide Dogs of America (

Humane Farming Association (

Independent Pet and Animal Transportation Association (

International Association of Pet Cemeteries (

International Association of Fairs and Expos ( job listing

International Foundation for Ethical Research ( graduate fellowships

International Zoo Educators Association (

National Association for Humane and Environmental Education (

National Association for Animal Breeders ( links

National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (

National Association for Biomedical Research

National Association of Search and Rescue(

National Humane Education Society ( internships under “support” heading

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association ( job listing

Performing Animal Welfare Society (

Pet Industry Distributors Association (

Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( links

Scientist Center for Animal Welfare ( professional links

The Seeing Eye ( job listing

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology ( job listing

United Animal Nations (

USA Equestrian ( job listing

US Animal Health Association (

Wildlife Conservation Society ( job listing

World Wide Pet Supply Association ( job listing and links

* see also individual animals and breeds


Other Resources:


Florida Aquarium ( internships

Monterey Bay ( jobs and internships

National Aquarium in Baltimore ( jobs and internships

Shedd Aquarium ( jobs and internships


Best Friends Animal Society ( jobs under “About” categoryy

Careers with Canines (

K-9 World of dogs (

School for dog trainers (

Working Dog Foundation (

US Police Canine Association (

Careers with Cetaceans (

Choose a career with animals (

Doris Day Animal League ( lobbying organization with links

Equine Massage School (

Exotic Animal Training School (


Equest Theraputic Horsemanship (

North American Riding for the Handicap Association (

LA Zoo ( internships and Career night

Living Desert ( private, non-profit zoological park and botanical Garden

Moorpark College ( – Exotic Animal Program – not an internship, but a vocational program offering education in the care and training of animals and the presentation of educational shows utilizing animals. ( job listing

Pet sitting for Profit (

Primates ( internships, job listing and other career related info

*Sea & Sky: Links to Museums and Aquariums (

Sea World/Busch Gardens ( Career  information and jobs

Tatoo-a-pet ( ID protection

Journals concerning mammals and behavior are:

Aquatic Mammals

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