Animal Being Internships
Learning in service to Animals
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: REBECCA
Wesleyan University student Rebecca Winkler reports on her Animal Being Internship practicum working with Asian Elephants in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: SHAWNA
Shawna Weaver [Click on image]
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: SYDNEY
Sydney Campbell. [Click on image]
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: LOKESH
Lokesh Coomar. [Click on image]
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: JESSICA
Jessica Bell. [Click on image]
The Kerulos Center offers year-round Animal Being Internships for students, professionals, and others who wish to deepen their understanding of animal minds and lives and put their learning into direct action.
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: THOMAS
Our internships offer a powerful firsthand experience of grassroots work with animals, along with a learning and reflection framework that supports personal, professional, and community development.
The Kerulos Center’s Animal Being Internships are rooted in the philosophy of learning in service where coursework is directly applied to a hands-on practicum that helps animals in need. Learning goals include:
- Build a strong foundation in principles of trans-species psychology and animal traumatology
- Gain firsthand experience working with animals and animal rescue-restoration organizations
- Translate learning experience to personal, professional, and ethical development
Internships are mentored and self-paced. There are three components: (1) coursework; (2) practicum with one of our U.S. or international partners; and (3) personal and professional development.
Animal Being Coursework
Coursework focuses on animal traumatology and the new field of trans-species psychology. Materials are located in the Animal Being Internship course of our online platform, The Kerulos Learning Institute. There are eight online video lectures with related references, readings, videos, study questions, and exercises.
In appreciation of the relational nature of learning, the internship builds around a model of mentorship. This includes 10 hours of one-on-one mentored sessions (phone, Skype) with Executive Director Gay Bradshaw and Kerulos faculty members. These sessions are devoted to discussing course material, answering questions, designing a practicum, and reviewing the Sacred Bones Workbook exercises.
Animal Being Practicum
After course completion, the learner participates in a volunteer hands-on practicum with one of our U.S. or international partnered rescue centers, sanctuaries, or an agreed upon project/site that reflects learning and serves the learner’s goals. Here, the intern applies his/her learning to directly help animals in need. Previous interns have worked in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cameroon, Ireland, Costa Rica, Australia, Africa, Canada, and Hawaii.
Personal and Professional Development
As you progress through coursework and the practicum, you explore with your mentor how to translate your experiences and learning into everyday life, career, and community. The goal is to nurture an integrative process connecting mind, heart, spirit, and conduct. Focused discussion and exercises are designed to integrate coursework into your everyday life, career goals, and profession.
Registration fees are non-refundable. The learner is responsible for additional costs such as travel and stay associated with the practicum.
Instructor: G.A. Bradshaw, PhD, PhD
Dates: Self-paced study with practicum
Tuition: $1480.00 if paid via PayPal, or $1400 if paid by check to The Kerulos Center.