Heifer International

Duration: Summer Season 2016, May22nd - August 13th

Location: Perryville, Arkansas

Position Title:  Full-time (residential) Volunteer at a Learning Center

Housing is provided on site.  Interns must be willing and able to create a harmonious, intentional community with a diverse group of Ranch volunteers, take on housekeeping chores and share a room with an assigned roommate..

For more informationHeifer RanchAlso please watch the following video for specific program information at the Heifer Ranch sites: A Night in the Global Village

Description: The general education internship is great for someone who enjoys working with people. The intern is responsible for facilitating various educational programming with diverse groups of people in an experiential education setting, must be willing to learn about the work of Heifer International and issues of hunger and poverty and be comfortable speaking in public. Activity peaks at the Ranch in the summer and it is important to be hard working and energetic. This individual must be personable, flexible and willing to support the mission of Heifer International.


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of people;
  • Willingness to supervise groups of program participants during educational programming, work projects or livestock chores;
  • Interest in education and issues concerning world poverty and sustainable development desirable;
  • Ability to assist with work associated with Heifer Ranch’s education programs, livestock, gardens, maintenance, construction and kitchen as the farm needs and your skills allow;
  • Willing to work outdoors during inclement weather.
  • Willingness to be cross-trained and assist in other farm areas when needed.

Funding: $3000, Available through the Miller Worley Center dispensed through the MHC UAF System.

How to Apply: Students must apply to this position through LyonNet.

Applicants must be 18+ years old and must fill out the Miller Worley MHC Application on LyonNet by midnight February 19th.

.  Heifer also requires the completion of authorization forms for required background checks.   The Heifer Ranch requires volunteers to be able to commit to the full summer season.

About the Organization:

Heifer's Learning Centers

Heifer's Learning Centers, or “living classrooms,” offer tours, Global Village immersion experiences, single and multi-day educational programs, Service Learning events and more! Experiential, hands-on, interactive and fun – Heifer’s Learning Centers provide working examples of the type of sustainable agriculture we support around the world.  Many of the educational programs and farm operations are lead by volunteers.  Visit the Learning Centers and gain new understanding of the causes of hunger and poverty, and a renewed appreciation for the solutions Heifer provides.


Heifer's Mission to End Hunger

Heifer envisions...
A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.

Heifer’s mission is...
To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth.

Heifer's strategy is...
To “pass on the gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.

Heifer’s History:
This simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 70 years. To date 22.6 million families  in more than 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.