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Cow Cuddling Internship - Summer 2024

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Carrie Price
April 17, 2024

TLDR: Harvest Hosts is offering a unique Cow Cuddling Internship for Summer 2024. Interns will travel to various locations, providing affectionate cuddling to cows to promote their well-being, assisting with their care, and supporting farm operations. The role requires a love for animals, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle physical tasks. Applicants must be 18+ with a U.S. driver’s license and able to travel. Previous experience with animals and familiarity with farm-themed lullabies are preferred. Applications will close on May 31, 2024.

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Cow Cuddling Internship - Summer 2024 | Harvest Hosts

Harvest Hosts is seeking passionate individuals for our Cow Cuddling Internship program. As a Cow Cuddling Intern, you will have the extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquil and therapeutic practice of cuddling with cows, baby cows, (and mini cows(!)) while contributing to the overall well-being of our bovine friends. The summer intern will curate cow cuddling experiences across the country at Harvest Hosts locations and help train and socialize emotional support cows at local farms, while showing visitors how to properly engage with the cows.


  • Cow Care and Comfort: Provide gentle and affectionate cuddling sessions for cows to promote relaxation and stress relief. Monitor the cow’s behavior and response to ensure a positive experience.

  • Train Emotional Support Animals: Help cows acclimate to close proximity to humans. Observe the behavior and mood of the cows during interactions and cuddling sessions to help determine best cow/person matches. Report any unusual findings or concerns to supervising staff.

  • Assist with Feeding and Grooming: Aid in feeding and grooming routines to maintain the health and hygiene of the cows.

  • Support Farm Operations: Assist with various farm tasks and activities as needed, including but not limited to cleaning, maintenance, and participating in educational programs or tours for visitors.

  • Promote Animal Welfare: Always adhere to ethical standards and best practices for animal welfare. Prioritize the safety and well-being of the cows and follow established protocols for handling and interacting with them.



  • Love for animals, especially cows, baby cows, and mini cows, and genuine dedication to showering them with care and affection
  • Interpersonal skills, building bonds not just with cows but with fellow humans, too, creating an atmosphere network of positivity and understanding
  • Enthusiasm for teamwork and a contagious positive attitude. Together, we can make every cuddle session a memorable experience
  • Moderate fitness level, from lifting to bending, ensuring you are ready to tackle any cuddling challenge with grace and strength
  • Safety superhero, adhering to protocols with precision and following every instruction to ensure the well-being of all involved, cows and humans alike.
  • Must be 18+ and have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Ability to travel. Will need to travel to multiple Harvest Hosts locations across the U.S.


  • Previous experience with animal care or farm work
  • Expertise in farm-themed lullabies and poetry, including classics such as "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" and "Don't Fence Me In"
  • Ability to distinguish between "moo" and "meh" when engaging in deep bovine conversations
  • Innate talent for interpreting the subtle nuances of tail flicks and ear twitches, because every cow has its own cuddle language
  • Major/minor in psychology, sociology, animal behavior, agriculture, or related field
  • RV (fully self-contained camping vehicle)


  • Thrilling Hands-On Experience: Dive into the world of animal care and welfare like never before, with cows as your companions
  • Exclusive access to Harvest Hosts 5000+ locations, including hundreds of agri- and eco-tourism destinations
  • RV provided for required stay, as needed
  • Daily stipend, covering the costs of food, gas, and all the necessities that keep you energized and ready for whatever the day (and cuddles) bring
  • College credit, if compatible with your school’s program

How to Apply:

To apply for the Cow Cuddling Internship at Harvest Hosts, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience as well as 1-2 photos of your farm experience; Apply below. Applications will close on May 31, 2024.

Ready for your next mooove? Join us in creating unforgettable experiences for both travelers and our beloved bovine companions at Harvest Hosts leaving a trail of happy hoof prints in your wake!

Apply for your dream internship today!

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 5,612 small businesses across North America with no camping fees. Boondock at farms, wineries, breweries, attractions, and other one-of-a-kind destinations throughout North America, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that a safe place to stay is always nearby!
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Carrie Price
My husband and I were full-time RVers for about two years, traveling to 24 states and three provinces. We traveled all the way from Florida to Alaska and back. While on the road, I used both Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Hosts as well as other apps to find boondocking locations. I joined the Harvest Hosts team in 2021 as part of the Boondockers Welcome (BW) merger as I was the one and only BW employee. I am thrilled to be on the Marketing team at Harvest Hosts to continue my passion for the Boondockers Welcome and RV community.