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 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.