This opportunity will expose participants to the animal care and intake processes of shelter operations. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of customer service, animal handling, animal health, and team work.
Interns attend an orientation and dog/cat handling training course. Interns are expected to work a regularly scheduled shift that includes, but not limited to:
• Daily care of animals including: kennel/cage cleaning, feeding, watering, dishes, laundry
• Canine and Feline enrichment
• Reporting medical observations
• Intake exams and assessments
• Help with Grooming department as needed
• At least 19 years of age.
• Basic animal handling skills
• Ability to work effectively and independently without supervision as well as working well with others.
• Ability to speak, read and write the English language fluently.
• Writing and computer skills.
• Flexibility and willingness to learn and to try new things.
• Interns will be exposed to situations that can be emotionally and physically demanding.
Each internship is an unpaid position, minimum of 10 hours per week, to be scheduled during normal business hours, for 3 months. The exact schedule can be determined between the intern and the Program Director.