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.
Marketing/Event Planning/Social Media Internship
The internship program offers the opportunity for college students to spend 8 weeks working and expanding their professional development, particularly in Event Planning, Marketing, Fundraising, and Public Relations practices. Eligible candidates must be able to multi-task in a dynamic environment, have great communication skills, and demonstrate a high level of resourcefulness. Throughout this program, GDTX will expose you to fundraising concepts, event planning and promoting tools, and sales skills. 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. This position involves writing, reporting, working with sponsoring companies and potential sponsors, and social media.
Each intern will be expected to work 15–20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9am–4pm, Monday through Friday in our San Antonio Office located at 1503 Allena Drive 78213.
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
This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.
If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. In the cover letter you should identify which of the responsibilities and areas listed in the internship description above you are interested in.
Also in the cover letter, please provide information on what semester you are looking to intern, and the estimated days and times you will be available to work.
You can email or mail your resume and cover letter, but email is preferred.
When using email, attach your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
Be an Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant with Guide Dogs of Texas
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 an 11 week Contract Position that begins 3 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. The Overnight and Weekend Breeding Program Assistant (BPA) works closely with the Guide Dogs of Texas Breeding Program Manager and Program Manager. The BPA will stay on site in the Nursery Dorm every night during the week along with Friday evenings through Monday mornings. Free Utilities, Wi-Fi and phone will be provided. The BPA assists in all aspects of the care, enrichment and socialization of Pregnant Brood Dogs, disinfects the whelping area, disinfects the outdoor relief area, changes out bedding and washes laundry, assists in the whelping of puppies, assists with the care and feeding of puppies, assists with development and socialization of the puppies from birth to 8 weeks old, monitors and records the health and Veterinary care for each puppy and cleans/disinfects puppy toys and enrichment items. 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 Bethany Wilkins email@example.com