Best Friends Animal Society has a vision to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets. For the last 35-years we have built programs, developed partnerships, and grew a culture of kindness and respect for all living creatures. This stems not only into the time, care, and attention we give to the animals, but to our staff, volunteers, and coalition who are a huge part of our success.
In Los Angeles, we have two Lifesaving Center locations – Mission Hills and West LA. Through adoptions and fostering we move 1000s of animals into loving forever homes as well as provide resources to the public such as caring for found kittens, assisting in cat/dog behavioral challenges, and giving guidance on low-cost vet options.
As the Project Management Intern, you will be building out a Resource Project for adopters, fosters, coalition partners, and the public. The purpose of these resources will help give people guidance on providing the best care and environment for their cat or dog. Since Los Angeles is bilingual and has a large Spanish speaking community, we will be developing all documents into two languages to reach people in various cultural neighborhoods.
Part time and full-time interns may apply. This internship is offered for academic credit. You must be a participant in an accredited academic internship program. This is an unpaid internship and housing is not provided. Start date is flexible.
• Review and update past resource documents for fosters, adopters, and the public.
• Research new behavioral, medical, and tips that could be useful as a resource document.
• Layout all documents into the same formats.
• Support the community engagement manager and coordinator in managing schedules and milestones; ensuring that weekly project statuses are received from team members.
• Identifying and managing scope, constraints, issues, assumptions, and deadlines.
• Coordinate discussions with Animal Care, Outcome, and Medical Supervisors to find resources that may be missing for our database.
• Create new documents for our public resource library.
• Measure the project performance to suggest areas of improvement.
• Excellent MS Office or equivalent skills
• Knowledge/understanding of Trello
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Self-directed: must be able to complete projects with limited supervision
• Ability to take ownership and ask for help when needed
• Interest in animal welfare, animal care, and/or community engagement
LEARNING OBJECTIVES & BENEFITS:
• Learning how to build strong relationships with leadership
• Organizational and time management skills
• Adaptability and flexibility
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this position you must be currently enrolled in a college/university internship program.
CREDIT: College credit toward related major, minor or general electives.
START DATE: On or near the first day of the semester, negotiable.
END DATE: On or near the last day of the semester, negotiable.
HOURS PER WEEK: To be determined, dependent upon total number of hours required to complete internship. Preferably 10-15 hours per week.
TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org