Grooming Internship

We are seeking motivated and compassionate people with a passion for animal welfare.

Grooming Internship

This opportunity will expose participants to the animal care and behavior processes of shelter operations. Participation in this program will allow students to develop transferable, real-world skills in the areas of grooming, animal handling, animal health and teamwork.

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Reports To

Shelter Groomer
Director of Animal Welfare

Hours and Schedule

Each internship is an unpaid position working a minimum of 10 hours per week, to be scheduled during normal working hours, for three months. The exact schedule can be determined between the intern and the Program Director.

Job Duties

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:

  • Assisting the groomer with bathing, shaving
  • Medicated baths
  • Proper disinfection of work surfaces
  • Maintaining grooming equipment

Abilities and Experience

  • At least 19 years of age.
  • Ideally want to be a groomer
  • 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. 
  • Understanding of customer service skills. 
  • 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.

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