Shelter Management Externships and Internships

 

Maddie's® Shelter Management Externships and Internships

Maddie’s Fund® is offering shelter management externships and internships to University of the Pacific Shelter Management Certificate Program graduates and current students who have completed at least three of the five program courses. They are designed to provide an opportunity for students to apply their learning in real shelter settings and learn from leaders who have successfully produced lifesaving results.

Stipends to help cover travel costs will be available for participants who are working with shelters that are not in their local area. The Humane Network program coordinator can recommend shelters or an applicant can nominate a local shelter but its participation is contingent upon approval to ensure that the learning experience meets the criteria of the program.

Externship

The Maddie’s Fund Shelter Management Externship is a two to three week experience at a partnering shelter where the participant will:

  • Create a learning plan using template provided
  • Work with / shadow shelter staff in their routine activities
  • Journal daily activities and lessons learned
  • Complete a mini-capstone project

Internship

The Maddie’s Fund Shelter Management Internship is a six to twelve week experience at a partnering shelter where the participant will:

  • Create a learning plan using template provided
  • Work with/shadow shelter staff in their routine activities
  • Journal daily activities and lessons learned
  • Complete a capstone project
  • Present capstone project at symposium with other students / graduates

Apply

In order to be eligible to apply for an externship or internship, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate of the UOP Shelter Management Certificate Program or have successfully completed at least three of the five program courses by start of the externship or internship
  • Be committed to animal sheltering/welfare as a career or seeking a career in the field
  • Be able to make full-time commitment to assigned shelter for designated period of time

Upon acceptance, each applicant will sign a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions of the program.

These offerings are being managed by Humane Network and for more information, you can email info@humanenetwork.org or call 858-395-3677.