Spring 2021 Internships
About the Position
Pawsible is looking to add to our inaugural internship cohort. Pawsible is a remote based non-profit founded in early 2019 that aims to support individuals with the costs associated with volunteer puppy raising. Additionally, Pawsible recently launched the Pawsible Community to connect puppy raisers and educate others about service dogs in training.
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 non-profit. 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 Spring 2021 Internship Program will begin February 1, 2021 and end May 1, 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.
If you have any questions, please contact .
Pawsible does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
To fill the Internship positions, we are seeking individuals that:
Are at least 18 years old
Can work remotely for at least 5 - 10 hours a week (hours are flexible) and video conference for regular meetings
Takes initiative, is hardworking, creative, resilient, and works well in a group
Is willing to learn on the fly
Can balance and prioritize various tasks and goals while meeting deadlines
Is excited to work in the nonprofit industry and has an appreciation for assistance dogs and volunteers who raise and train them through their puppy years.
Is willing to volunteer their time and effort to this position. Pawsible is young and currently unable to pay any of its team members.
A love for dogs is always a plus!
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!
Experience in a small, growing 501(c)3 Non-Profit
An intern cohort
A mentor in your area of interest
Monthly check ins with current Internship Program Manager & Co-Founder, Cate Law
A chance to work side by side with current Pawsible Team Members
Informative Presentations on every Pawsible Team
Executive-Level Professional Development & Workshops
An Intern Cohort Project
Pawsible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was co-founded by Vanessa Barker (CEO) and Cate Law (Senior Director of New Initiatives) in March 2019 to financially assist volunteer raisers of future assistance dogs who are required to pay for at least part of the basic needs of the puppy. These needs include dog food, vet bills, and other mandatory puppy raising supplies. To assist puppy raisers, Pawsible operates a Financial Assistance Fund funded with financial gifts and a Puppy Pantry stocked with donated items. All operations are supported solely through donations and financial gifts. We are working on expanding our number of chapters and forming partnerships with other assistance dog organizations, while also focusing on internal growth and missioned-aligned practices. You can learn more about our current chapters here.
Pawsible's executive management is responsible for growing and maintaining the operations of Pawsible and reports to the Board of Directors who ensure that Pawsible is effective in the pursuit of our mission. As an organization, we seek to change the fractured volunteering model that is standard in the nonprofit industry where volunteers are expected to contribute financially on top of time and effort contributions. Puppy raisers of assistance dogs, especially those in college or who are young adults, often struggle with the associated expenses. Pawsible’s mission is to not just assist those individuals and groups who are struggling, but also to advocate for a change to the system to financially support volunteers.