Internship Programs

The Wildcat Sanctuary is a rescue organization that is home to over 100 wild cats. Our mission is to provide a natural sanctuary to wild cats in need and inspire change to end the captive wildlife crisis. We are an accredited, non-profit sanctuary nestled between the beautiful lakes, fields and forests in rural Sandstone, Minnesota, conveniently located between Duluth and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Our goal is to provide a well-rounded experience for our interns, while educating them about the sanctuary field and the captive wildlife crisis. Interns will gain valuable experience to help them in their future careers.

Animal Care Interns help provide the ultimate care for rescued felines while maintaining strict safety protocols.

Media and Graphics Interns play a strong role in creating a window into sanctuary life through photography, videography and graphics at The Wildcat Sanctuary

This internship was an amazing experience where I was able to learn so much about not only taking care of big cats but also the true life of being involved in a sanctuary.” – Jackie

“Loved the experience.  So sad to leave.” – Anna Maria