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PAWS Chicago Community Outreach Fall/Winter 2021 Internship

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Published 19 days ago

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 with time spent in Englewood and Back of the Yards

PAWS Chicago has long known that the only way we are going to achieve No Kill Chicago is to make spay/neuter accessible to all Chicagoland pets. This internship allows students to build communication, administrative, and animal welfare skills while helping provide resources for pets and people in under-served communities. Students will participate in the program coordination of our PAWS for Life and Community Cats programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Assisting with planning and execution of Community Outreach Events
  • Street outreach in under-served neighborhoods, including door-to-door
  • On-site rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-return) in the field, transporting cats to and from our clinic
  • Coordinating spay/neuter and community medicine appointments, including providing transportation
  • Phone calls, client counseling, and database management
  • Animal caretaking, especially of feral cats in traps

Requirements

  • Passion for animals and belief in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago
  • Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time and perform physical tasks that include but are not limited to climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, crawling, holding, and lifting
  • 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
  • Commitment to a high level of customer service
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail and Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience performing animal care activities is desirable

This internship may interest you in you are interested in the following fields: Animal Care, Social Work, Community Organizing

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 with time spent in Englewood and Back of the Yards

PAWS Chicago has long known that the only way we are…

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
with some time spent in Englewood and Back of the Yards

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