We are now filling our Winter 2022 internship please follow our Facebook page to see updates!
Our Internship program is split into two segments to learn the overall process of training and caring for dogs. The first part of the Internship you will work on the facility team where you will learn the basics of care for the dogs who are housed at our facility. This job includes cleaning, feeding, and overall care for all the dogs. You will learn from a facility staff that will help you immerse yourself into dog behavior.
The second segment interns will accompany trainers to private sessions with dog training and behavior clients in Ottawa County and our facility. They will have the opportunity to observe history taking, evaluation, and treatment of a variety of behavior problems in dogs (e.g. aggression, anxiety, general unruliness, etc.), as well as basic training. Interns will also be responsible for assisting with training and behavior modification in a variety of ways.
As interns progress in their understanding of dog behavior and their skill at working with the dogs, they will be able to work directly with the dogs more often. In addition, there is the possibility of paid positions in the future, depending on the performance of the intern and the needs of the company. The position will require 15 – 25 hours a week. Experience working with animals is NOT necessary, though preference may be given to those with experience. This is an unpaid position.
Have access to a car so you can transport yourself
Professional and reliable
Comfortable around a variety of dogs
Interest in pursuing a career in animal behavior or in learning more about dog behavior and training
Great personality, social, dynamic, and positive
If you are interested in the position, please send a resume and a cover letter explaining what you hope to gain from the position, why you believe you’d be a good candidate, and your availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.