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(317) 991-5400

6256 La Pas Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA

Internship

Are you thinking of

becoming a service dog trainer?

 We offer unpaid internship positions to the right candidates. You will be working alongside our trainers and participate in all the operations related to training the dogs. You will participate in training the dogs and will be assisting in maintaining the dogs and the facility in good condition, which includes feeding the dogs, cleaning the kennels, grooming and providing medication when needed.

 

Internship requirements:

  • Must attend a volunteer orientation.

  • 25 hours of volunteering first in order to be eligible. This can be at the facility, transport, adoption, or outreach.

  • Apply for the internship after the 25 hours have been completed.

  • A 6-month commitment.

  • We ask our interns to be at our facility for a minimum of 4 hours per week, 8-12 hours are preferred.  Shifts are 8-12 or 2-6 each day.

  • You must be able to follow directions.

  • You must be able to lift 50lbs. Working with dogs can be physical.

  • You must have patience with both dogs and people.

  • You'll need to be able to work in an environment with exposure to disinfectant/sanitation, animal dander, and excretions.

 

This is your opportunity to observe what it takes to train service dogs and find out if this is really what you want to do.