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Animal Farm Foundation's mission is to secure equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs. We strive to provide innovative and accessible solutions to the barriers "pit bull" dogs often face in shelters and communities. We recognize that in order to meet our mission, we must support the people who share our vision of a compassionate world where all dogs are treated as individuals.
Animal Farm Foundation offers a sheltering workshop for shelter employees and volunteers of non-profit organizations. All programs are offered at no-cost, however participants are responsible for transportation costs and meals. Housing is provided. Read our blog for more: Internships: A Recipe in 10 Steps
For 2017: June 5th – 8th and September 11th – 15th
2017 Dates: June 5th – 8th and September 11th – 15rth
ABOUT: Separating fact from fiction, our 4 day workshop allows animal welfare professionals and volunteers to experience "pit bull" dogs in an environment free of prejudices and misinformation. Interns are given the opportunity to view dogs as individuals, not as stereotypes. Recognizing each dog as an individual will allow shelter staff to better meet the needs of each dog. Any dog whose needs are met is happier, healthier and will go home faster!
WHO WILL BENEFIT: Anybody who works or volunteers to house, foster or shelter and place dogs as shelter employees and volunteers of non-profit organizations. Our diverse group of participants has included people who work in behavior, training, adoptions and daily care of dogs in shelters, rescues and animal controls. Participants have traveled to Animal Farm Foundation from all across the United States, and Canada. The one thing all of the participants have had in common is their dedication to improving the lives of “pit bull” dogs in their own communities! The General Sheltering Workshop is limited to 12 participants; 8 overnight guests and 4day-students.
REQUIREMENTS: In addition to completing the application, applicants must submit a resume outlining their volunteer or employment experience. Applicants must also submit an Internship Consideration Essay that expresses your personality beyond what can be gleaned from other aspects of the application. Applicants should think of it as a written interview and use it as an opportunity to convey their passion for the field and personal motivations. Some point to include are Why you interested in attending a workshop with Animal Farm Foundation? What are your career goals? How do you hope this workshop help you to accomplish these goals? and Why should we select you? (250-word Minimum)
Apply online. The application will close March 1st. Applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been accepted by March 31st.
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