The Chapters Intern will be focused on increasing the number of Chapters Pawsible works with and helping to engage existing Chapters and their Representatives. They will work closely with the Director of Chapters. Pawsible’s Chapters Team aims to increase the number of chapters, and ultimately regions, that Pawsible operates in and increase the number of parent organizations Pawsible is working with. Additionally, the Chapters Team is responsible for engaging Chapter Representatives. The Chapters Intern will also have the opportunity to work with other teams and interns throughout their internship.
This is a remote, part-time, and unpaid position within a growing organization. We are currently unable to pay any team member within Pawsible. The remote aspect of this position will be conducted largely on your own time and will require fluency in Google Suite products. Video conferencing will be used for meetings that will occur on a regular basis as they fit in your schedule.
In addition to assisting the Pawsible Team in your department, interns will receive professional development, networking, and other insights into the workings of a small nonprofit. We are looking for individuals that are able to commit at least 5-10 hours a week, but can be flexible to your availability. If you are doing this for course credit, we will do our best to accomodate the needs of your academic program.
The Summer 2021 Internship Program will begin June 1, 2021 and end August 13, 2021. These dates can be adjusted to fit the needs of your academic program on an as needed basis.
You do not need to be a student or involved in volunteer puppy raising to be an intern.
Accountability - Pawsible is a young and growing nonprofit that cultivates a fast-paced startup environment in which team members, including interns, have a great deal of autonomy and ownership over their work. Working at Pawsible may be a bit of an adjustment for some, but we know you can flourish here. Maintaining personal accountability, around your projects, time management, and all the work you do here, will help you get the most out of your experience with Pawsible.
Initiative - Becoming a Chapters Intern requires taking initiative beyond the tasks given to you by the Director of Chapters. Our startup environment is well-suited to self-starters that take initiative with their projects and related work. In this position you are encouraged to grow and work beyond the basic outline of this position description.
Empathy - Practicing empathy is essential to all of our work here at Pawsible. This applies to working with team members, program applicants and recipients, and our external community. You can embody empathy by practicing growth mindset, giving and receiving feedback constructively, communicating with an open-mind, and assuming positive intent even in tough situations. We do not have a tolerance for discriminatory or judgmental behavior. We hope that as a Chapters Intern you will use your position and resources to support volunteers and make the raising of future assistance dogs a better experience for all.
Dedication - As a volunteer for Pawsible we greatly value your contributions to our cause and organization and we invest in you through goal setting, mentorship, projects, and various other ways. This does require dedication not just to our cause and mission, but to our team and the team members you work with. We have found the more time and effort you pour into your work with Pawsible, the more you will get out of your experience with us.
As Chapters Intern you will:
Be a Chapters Team Member
Plan out growth with the Chapters Team
Give input on other program-related projects in order to improve them
Collaborate with other members of the Chapters Team and members of the greater Programs Team
Be open to feedback; use feedback to improve chapter management and chapter-related programs; Actively seek feedback from Chapters and Chapter Representatives
Take initiative in reaching out to Chapter Representatives; develop a relationship with Chapter Reps, their chapter, and as much as possible, their chapter members.
Attend virtual team meetings
Improve Chapter Representative Communication
Build a virtual community where Chapter Representatives are excited to engage; help drive that engagement based on feedback from the Pawsible team and Chapters
Reach out to Chapter Representatives with updates and for feedback
Encourage communication between Chapter Representatives; help develop a network between chapters and foster a sense of community and “Pawsible family”
Be the expert on SDiT Parent Organizations and existing chapters of them, especially those surrounding a university
Identify and pursue any opportunities related to expanding Pawsible’s chapter network to include new geographical locations, local puppy raising groups, and other Parent Organizations.
Work with Director of Chapters, other Programs teams, and the Chapters team to identify best way to capitalize on expansion opportunities
Build relationships with raisers within areas/organizations that Pawsible is not partnered with
Participate in interviews with new chapters / interested parties
Participate in Pawsible’s Internship Program
Bi-Weekly check ins with your Supervisor
Monthly check ins with your Mentor
Attend Informative Presentations on every Pawsible Team
Attend Executive-Level Professional Development & Workshops
Complete a project and present to the Pawsible Team
Track hours working on Pawsible
Create and achieve personal goals with your Mentor