play a key role in our team

Puppy waking upInternships Available

  • Puppy Care and Socialization Assistants
  • Animal Behavior Research Assistants
  • Behavioral Psychology Research Assistants
  • Service Dog Training Assistants
  • Client Liaison
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Programs & Services Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Administrative & Development Coordinator
  • Grant Writing Assistant


Internship Format & Hours

The format and schedules for all internships are customized to meet the individual intern’s interests and availability.


Internship Requirements

Internships are amazing experiences for those interested in animal behavior, non-profit management, psychology, public heath, sociology and animal science, as well as several other majors/fields. We treasure our interns and they play important roles in the Diggity Team!  We pride ourselves in maintaining a supportive, accepting and wonderful community too!  We often say, “people come for the dogs and stay for the community!”
Diggity Dogs Service Dogs has a partnership with UMASS Amherst that enables college students to get credit for fostering and training service dogs, as well as for internships and teaching assistants. Most interns are five-college students, though not all.  We have been able to get college credits for students interning from colleges and Universities in other parts of the country too!


Ideal candidates: (ideal skill sets vary based on role) 

  • are compassionate to dogs and people
  • are positive, enthusiastic team players
  • are patient and genuinely interested in helping people.
  • can problem solve and identify opportunities
  • work efficiently independently and as a part of a team
  • love finding solutions to problems, rather than problems to solutions!

Previous knowledge or experience working with/training dogs would be helpful, but is not a requirement.

Previous knowledge or experiences with/around people with disabilities and/or mental health challenges is helpful, but is not a requirement.

Internships are unpaid but students can receive one to six credits for internships through UMASS Amherst or through any other five college (or other) University as special credits. 

Must be over 18.


To apply, download the application form here and submit to or mail to: 346 Conway Street, Greenfield MA 01301

NOTE: Also interested in taking on Smith students for Praxis internships too, including J-term and summer students. We also have one resident position each summer available for the right person.  Mount Holyoke College students can also get paid work-experience internships.




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