[Editor's Note: The following information was received by Patch from the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, and is reprinted here.]
For the first time, the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS/SPCA) is offering internship opportunities and we’re currently seeking applicants for our Wildlife Rehabilitation and Animal Behavior and Training departments. Both internships are unpaid volunteer positions open to college grads at least 18 years old.
Individuals interested in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Department internship will learn about the care and feeding of wildlife and basic husbandry skills in our center which receives sick, injured and orphaned wildlife – ducks, owls, songbirds, hawks and mammals – from San Francisco through northern Santa Clara County.
At any given time, PHS/SPCA can be caring for more than 200 wildlife, work funded by generous donations. In addition to gaining hands-on experience, wildlife rehabilitation interns will receive bi-weekly educational topics for research. This is a three-month, 24 hour/week commitment, with three options: May-July, June-August or July-September.
The Behavior & Training Department internship is also hands-on. Interns will work with PHS/SPCA trainers during public training classes and assist with the preparation of the training site, working one-on-one with dogs, leading classes and assisting with consultations. This will include some clerical duties. Good physical stamina is needed for this role, which is also three months (April-June), but 12 hours/week.
PHS/SPCA’s Behavior & Training Department helps local animal owners enjoy better relationship with their pets through classes and consultations and provide focused training and attention for shelter animals to make them more adoptable.
PHS/SPCA is seeking applications for both internship areas beginning today. For full descriptions and instructions for applying, visitwww.phs-spca.org and look for “Internship Positions” in the Volunteer section of the site. Or, call 650/340-7022, ext. 328.
“We will consider all types of applicants, from recent college grads to career changers and retired individuals looking to do something meaningful and learn about our work,” says Director of Volunteer Services Brian Probst.