Build your resume and join a great team to fulfill a mission of training specially selected and bred pups to become life-changing guides for Texans who are blind. Guide Dogs of Texas is a growing non-profit organization located in San Antonio, TX that offers freedom, mobility and independence to Texans who are visually impaired.
The Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant Position is a seasonal position lasting for 10 weeks beginning 2 weeks prior to the whelping of a Guide Dogs of Texas litter and terminates after “Puppy Induction Day” once the puppies are 8 weeks old. There is potential to be hired back on for future whelps. Guide Dogs of Texas averages about 1-2 whelps per year. The Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant (BPA) works closely with the Guide Dogs of Texas Manager of Early Canine Programs. The BPA assists in all aspects of the care, enrichment and socialization of Pregnant Brood Dogs along with their puppies once whelped. The BPA will undergo in-house training to learn the knowledge and skills necessary for each task.
The qualified candidate for this exciting opportunity will demonstrate a passion for enriching the lives of blind people through the help of a Guide Dog. They will possess good people skills and the ability work with a variety of volunteers, staff, and clients. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be comfortable with Microsoft Office. Must have current drivers license. Experience working with dogs and young puppies or in the Veterinary field strongly preferred. Previous experience with large breed adult dog, puppy handling and whelping desired.
Please email cover letter and résumé to Jamie Massey firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide Dogs of Texas provides quality guide dogs for Texans who are visually impaired to increase their freedom, mobility and independence. We are committed to personalized service and lifelong dedication to our clients and their guide dogs.
The vision of Guide Dogs of Texas is to serve all Texans who are visually impaired and who would benefit from the use of a guide dog.
The internship program offers the opportunity for college students to spend 12 weeks working and expanding their professional development, particularly in event planning, marketing, presentations, social media, standard office work and projects, and in addition will be working with the dogs and volunteers of our organization. Eligible candidates must be able to multi-task in a dynamic environment, have great communication skills, and demonstrate a high level of resourcefulness. Along the way, GDTX will engage you in activities that define and distinguish the organization culturally as well as introduce you to the important work of non-profits.
Intern will work out of the San Antonio Office located at 1503 Allena Dr.
Hours: Must reach 10 each week Mon – Fri between 8 am – 2 pm
We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A candidate should have an interest in Guide Dogs of Texas and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.
Attire/Dress Code Casual– GDTx branded when at events
Compensation This is an unpaid internship. Internship will be used to gain course credit.
Reports to Marketing Manager, April Medellin
Submit resumes to April@guidedogsoftexas.org; or fax 210-366-4082 attn: April.