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PAWS Chicago Adoption Program Fall/Winter 2021 Internship

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PAWS Chicago
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Chicago, IL
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Published 25 days ago

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

Location: Lincoln Park Adoption Center, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614

Students in this position will develop exceptional customer service and communication skills. Our staff provides mentorship to students while giving them hands on, day-to-day exposure to the organization’s operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Adoption Program interns engage in a variety of responsibilities under the supervision of PAWS Chicago staff. Intern responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Welcome Center, the first point of contact for all potential adopters and volunteers.
  • Greet and welcome guests, answer customer questions and return phone calls.
  • Complete ongoing tasks and projects including daily data entry and website maintenance.
  • Engage with and provide guidance for volunteers.
  • Work with potential adopters and facilitate adoption counseling for cat and dog adoptions.
  • Photograph animals and utilize photo editing software to enhance website photos.

Requirements

  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • 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
  • Comfort with a dynamic environment in which flexibility is key
  • Strong, collaborative teamwork skills
  • A deep love of animals; some experience working with animals a plus
  • Basic computer skills, including Email, Word, Excel; some web experience a plus
  • 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: Communications, Psychology, Customer Service, Animal Welfare, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration

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

Location: Lincoln Park Adoption Center, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614

Students in this position will develop exceptional customer service and…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 27, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 16, 2021
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Stipend / Wage
    This is a 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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1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

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