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PAWS Chicago Foster Program Fall/Winter 2021 Internship

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Published 21 days ago

Title: Foster Program Internship – Medical Center

Commitment: 12 – 20 hours per week over a 3-6-month semester, minimum 100 hours

Location: Medical Center, 3516 W. 26th Street Chicago, IL 60623

The PAWS Chicago Foster Program places thousands of kittens, puppies, and adult animals into loving foster homes every year in order to help animals recover from illness/injury, provide a break from the shelter environment, and open invaluable space at our facilities. Many animals are sitting at the city pound, uncertain of their fates. The more animals we can send into foster, the more lives we can save.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interns will engage in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Recruiting and training new foster families
  • Ensuring a smooth workflow for foster onboarding
  • Communicating with prospective and current foster families
  • Social media promotions
  • Managing the foster database and appointment scheduling and follow-up
  • Coordinating medical maintenance for current foster families

Requirements

  • Passion for animals and belief in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, with the ability to represent the mission, goals, policies, and core values of PAWS Chicago in a sincere and energetic manner
  • Ability to adapt, work collaboratively with a team, and solve problems proactively
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail and Microsoft Office
  • A genuine interest in, and desire to learn more about animal welfare and the No Kill movement

This internship may interest you in you are interested in the following fields: Administration, Animal Care, Animal Science, Animal Sheltering, Biology, Business, Communications, Community Engagement/Education, Customer Service, Non-Profit Management, Non-Profit Marketing, Operations, Program Management, Shelter Management, Veterinary Services, Volunteer Management, Zoology

Title: Foster Program Internship – Medical Center

Commitment: 12 – 20 hours per week over a 3-6-month semester, minimum 100 hours

Location: Medical Center, 3516 W. 26th Street Chicago, IL 60623

The PAWS Chicago Foster Program places thousands of…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 16, 2021
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Stipend / Wage
    This is an unpaid internship
  • Hours Per Week
    12 – 20 hours per week over a 3-6-month semester, minimum 100 hours

Benefits

PAWS Chicago offers internships for students currently enrolled in a two- or four-year program and individuals who have recently graduated with an associates or bachelors degree. These positions are unpaid. Interns will experience the wide diversity of the operations of an animal rescue organization, what goes into making it work and succeed each day. Duties can be tailored to fit into different educational majors and professional interests as much as is practically possible. 

PAWS Chicago staff can provide mentorship to interns in their professional capacities and give interns hands-on exposure to this highly-rated and well-respected not-for-profit organization. Interns should share our passion for animals, believe in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago, and be self-motivated and driven for success. Interns will be asked to commit to a regular, mutually agreed upon schedule, for a minimum of 10 hours per week, and a four-to six-month term of service. All applicants must attend a New Volunteer Orientation and hands-on training for their specific area of interest. Interns must also comply with dress code, other center requirements and conduct themselves in a professional manner. We strive to create an environment for our interns which fosters ethics, learning and development while developing a deeper understanding and practice of community service. 

PAWS Chicago offers internships for students currently enrolled in a two- or four-year program and individuals who have recently graduated with an associates or bachelors…

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3516 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60623, USA

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