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Thank you for your interest in APNM's Intern Program. The program is designed to put people directly in touch with the inner workings of the animal rights movement and the way in which APNM operates every day.

Founded in 1979, APNM is New Mexico's largest statewide animal rights organization. Our mission is to advocate the rights of animals by effecting systemic change, resulting in the humane treatment of all animals.  APNM focuses its efforts on education and outreach, and campaigns for change.  Please refer to our Core Programs on this website.

Following are some of the areas in which interns may spend some or all of their time during their internship:


APNM is involved in investigating and exposing a variety of cruel activities in New Mexico.  Campaigns require meticulous library and on-line research, field investigations, legal research, photography/videography, documentation, media work and hundreds of other behind-the-scenes tasks to inform the public of animal abuse.


A crucial goal of our organization is to prevent animal abuse before it ever happens. Our outreach and educational programs reach into communities through fairs, classrooms, street theatre, demonstrations, etc. to teach people how to live cruelty-free lives. 

As a nonprofit animal protection organization, APNM has its share of administrative and clerical work too. Interns might also be asked to perform tasks such as data entry and preparation of mailings, or to work on special projects.

Interns also attend a new employee orientation session and meet regularly with a staff member to discuss their work and any problems.

Overall, working with APNM can be very exciting, but very demanding as well. Interns are considered part of the APNM staff and, as such, must be flexible and able to switch from one project to another as necessary. We depend a great deal on our interns and appreciate their patience and hard work. In turn, we are confident that our intern program is a beneficial and effective animal movement experience.

APNM internships are performed on a volunteer basis. Since intern housing is not available, interns must provide their own housing.

To be considered for an internship with APNM, please fill out an intern application.  There are no deadlines for internship applications. We receive applications year-round and review them as they arrive. We make a decision within two weeks of receiving the application.

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