Internships

Join Our Animal Care Team!


Animal Care Interns provide valuable care and support to our shelter animals. This program is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with animals while working in a shelter environment. 

 

This is an unpaid internship offered as a 3 week or 6 week program.  Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning dog and cat kennels
  • Sterilizing empty kennels and setting them up for new animals
  • Feeding animals
  • Mopping floors in kennel areas
  • Washing dishes and doing laundry
  • Counseling potential adopters to help pets find their forever homes
  • Vaccinating, deworming, weighing, etc… newly arrived animals
  • And more!

Please fill out and submit our Internship Application to be considered for this program. You must be 18 years old to apply. If you have questions, please email volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org.

Interested in Adoption Outreach?

 


Our Adoption Outreach and Volunteer Department Internship is designed to provide hands-on experience helping animals find their forever homes, while gaining skills in in administrative tasks, communication, leadership, event organization, nonprofit management, and animal care.

 

This is an unpaid internship offered as a 6 week program.  Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist Adoption Outreach staff before, during, and after Outreach events. This includes things such as:
    • Stocking the van with supplies for Outreach
    • Taking inventory of supplies at PetsMart and restocking as needed
    • Cleaning pop-up kennels after Outreach events
    • Hanging signs on kennels of animals who will be available for adoption at PetsMart
    • Helping to set up kennels and bring in animals at Adoption Events
    • Answering questions from potential adopters while at Adoption events
    • Possibly assist with adoption counsels, and processing of adoptions
    • Other tasks as needed
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with organizational projects, weekly tasks, and other tasks as needed. This includes things such as:
    • Track and input volunteer data into excel spreadsheets
    • Organize volunteer application files
    • Organize volunteer name tags, removing name badges for volunteers who are inactive
    • Making name badges for new volunteers (weekly)
    • Processing new volunteer applications (as needed)
    • Assisting with prepping for Volunteer Orientation (monthly)
    • Other tasks as needed

Please fill out and submit our Internship Application to be considered for this program. You must be 18 years old to apply. If you have questions, please email volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org.

Graphic Design Internship


Kitsap Humane Society is taking applications for a summer Graphic Design Intern. Must love animals! To be considered, please submit a short cover letter, resume, and portfolio sample or link to Graphics@kitsap-humane.orgDo not submit in person.

About You: You are student in a Graphic Design, Vis-Com, or similarly related program.

In this internship, you will:

  • Work with a Graphic Designer and Marketing Director to develop, create and update materials that help support marketing and events. This includes materials for print and web.
  • Learn about in-house design environments.
  • Intern will have the opportunity to create a project of their own choosing, during the internship,
  • Be awesome.
  • Share an office environment with animals.

To be successful in this internship:

  • Strong understanding of and effective use of Design Principles; layout, color, placement, typography.
  • Strong understanding of Adobe creative cloud applications (Illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Lightroom).
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow directions and receive critique.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Willingness to learn and try new things.
  • Contribute to Discussions.

Additional helpful skills (not required):

  • Photography
  • Video shooting and editing
  • Illustration
  • UX design
  • WordPress
Internship length will be based on students credit needs and available hours. Intern will provide their own MAC computer and Creative Cloud subscription. This is an unpaid internship for credit only.

Customer Service Internship


The Customer Service Internship is a great opportunity to develop your skills in hands on customer service, administration, communication, and data entry. This is a fast-paced environment that requires a people person who also loves animals!

 

This is an unpaid internship offered as a 3 week or 6 week program.  Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Updating Lost Pet phone recording and posting found animal pictures
  • Entering Animal Medical information in KHS database and updating animal statuses accordingly. Additional data entry as necessary.
  • Log phone messages and return calls.
  • Arranging and logging adoption counsels, paging the correct staff for the council
  • Keep supplies stocked and retail areas tidy
  • Happily greet customers and answer all inquiries patiently and courteously
  • Knowledge of in-care animals and ability to communicate that knowledge in a positive manner
  • Organize and file animal records
  • Receptionist duties as required
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy
  • Present a good appearance and have the ability to deal cheerfully and tactfully with the public, staff, and volunteers with a consistent positive mental attitude, even during stressful situations.
  • Additional duties as required.
  • Other Requirements:

  • Support the mission and philosophy of the Kitsap Humane Society
  • Comply with established policies and procedures.
  • Must advocate the humane treatment of animals and transmit those values to others.
  • Adherence to the KHS workplace agreement.
  • Enjoy people, animals, and have a sense of humor!
  • Please fill out and submit our Internship Application to be considered for this program. You must be 18 years old to apply. If you have questions, please email volunteerdept@kitsap-humane.org.