Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Volunteer Management
PAWS Chicago is now accepting internship applications for the Fall 2017 Semester. Our program is located at the PAWS ChicagoMedical Center, 3516 W. 26th Street, Chicago, IL 60623
PAWS Chicago offers internships for students seeking academic credit. These positions are unpaid and operate within the guidelines of each university. Students 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 requirements as much as is practically possible.
PAWS Chicago staff can provide mentorship to students in their professional capacities and give students 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 willing to take the extra step. 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 consistent with the company handbook. 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.
THIS OPPORTUNITY MAY INTEREST YOU IF 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.
Passion for animals and belief in our mission to create a No Kill Chicago.
Previous experience performing animal care activities is desirable
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.
Proficiency in Spanish is a plus, but not required.
PAWS Chicago Values-in-Action
Respect: for each and every life.
Community: of people and organizations committed to helping homeless pets.
Innovation: to constantly improve best practices and seek out new ideas and strategies to save more lives. To be a Learning Center that evolves and grows.
Pro-activity: to solve difficult problems and to be prepared to offer emergency and crisis support.
Transparency: that informs the public about the fate of homeless animals.
Education: that raises awareness about the realities that homeless animals face in the community and across the nations, providing a forum for people to get involved in effecting change. Promotes and support reasonable pet ownership.
Sustainability: through financial management practices that maximize the impact and reach of our resources and endure that PAWS Chicago will always be a resource for homeless animals.
PAWS Chicago is the city's largest No Kill humane organization, focused on solutions to end the killing of homeless pets. Since our founding in 1997, homeless dogs and cats killed annually in the City of Chicago has dropped more than 50 percent. PAWS Chicago is working to build a No Kill Chicago -- a city where pets are no longer destroyed just because they are homeless.