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If you are participating in a valid educational program which requires an internship for class credit you may be interested in an unpaid internship at ARF.

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If you are participating in a valid educational program which requires an internship for class credit you may be interested in an unpaid internship at ARF. Interns gain valuable experience while working with a highly visible, community-oriented non-profit.

General Requirements:

  • Must be participating in a valid educational program which requires an internship for class credit
  • Minimum of 18 years in age
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Passion for animal welfare
  • Familiarity with PC use, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • No allergic conditions which would be aggravated by animals present in the work place

Please complete the Internship Application. Return along with your resume or CV plus any additional application materials required by your educational program.

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L.E.A.P.S.

If you are interested in a focused, career-related volunteer position but don’t meet the educational internship requirements above, consider applying for a Learning Experience Adding Professional Skills (L.E.A.P.S.) position.

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If you are interested in a focused, career-related volunteer position but don’t meet the educational internship requirements above, consider applying for a Learning Experience Adding Professional Skills (L.E.A.P.S.) position.

ARF offers a variety of LEAPS positions within our different departments including Animal Care, Dog Training, People Connect, and Volunteer Services. LEAPS volunteers work with a highly visible, community-oriented non-profit, helping to enrich the lives of animals and enhance the human-animal bond.

Upon completion, volunteers may request a letter of recommendation from their immediate supervisor.

General Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years in age
  • Passion for animal welfare
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Familiarity with PC use, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well under pressure
  • No allergic conditions which would be aggravated by animals present in the work place
  • Willingness to commit 2-3 months to LEAPS volunteerism

Please complete the LEAPS Application and return along with your resume or CV. Please note that LEAPS are unpaid volunteer positions and application does not guarantee selection.

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