INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2013
Oakland Animal Services (OAS), a division of the Oakland Police Department, is the municipal shelter for the city of Oakland, CA. OAS is dedicated to improving the relationship between the citizens of Oakland and its animals. Ensuring both public safety and animal welfare, OAS is responsible for responding to animal‐related calls for service including helping abused, neglected, injured and abandoned animals, investigating animal bites and regulating animal‐related activities within the City.
Summer interns will help enrich the lives of the animals in the OAS adoption program. Interns will specialize in rabbit, cat or dog care. Interns will spend the majority of their time at the shelter socializing animals and conducting adoption counseling. Beyond animal handling skills, interns will have the opportunity to learn about working with the public, veterinary care in a shelter environment, and animal cruelty investigations in weekly seminars. Interns will work side‐by‐side with shelter veterinary and administrative staff, animal control officers and volunteers.
Please note that this is an an unpaid volunteer position.
2013 Important dates:
Sunday May 12: Applications due (rolling admissions process)
Friday May 31: Final admissions notices sent
Saturday June 15: Program orientation
Sunday June 16: Working with the public workshop
Mon June 17-Wed June 26: Ongoing hands-on training
Sunday Aug 18: Internship concludes
• 18 years of age (no exceptions)
• Able to attend intern orientation (June 15) and complete training no later than June 26 (3‐6 sessions 1‐2hr each)
• Attend 6 out of 8 Saturday 11a.m to noon seminars
• Commit to a minimum of 20hr/week for 8 weeks (after completing training)
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