FHS receives grant from PCCF for summer interns

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) has again received a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) to provide summer internship opportunities for area high school students in the summer of 2013.

The grant requires that the interns reside in Polk County or Landrum and is designed to support employment opportunities that benefit both local agencies and high school students in our community.  The funded position will provide assistance to Foothills Humane Society during the busy summer months when hundreds of homeless animals come to the area’s animal shelter.

The summer interns gain real life work experience, learning about the operations of the shelter, working with staff and volunteers to care for the animals, locating the owners of stray animals, finding homes for homeless animals and assisting with research for grant-writing. The shelter internship is ideal for a student interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit management, animal science, biology, veterinary science or a related field.

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Interested parties should apply for the internship opportunity by visiting the Foothills Humane Society website at www.foothillshumanesociety.org or e-mail them at info@foothillshumanesociety.org for an application.  Please do not call or visit the shelter for an application.

Foothills Humane Society is a North Carolina nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals in our community, including the care of more than 1,700 stray, unwanted and/or abused animals each year. Donations and volunteers to help care for the community’s animals are always needed and appreciated.

– article submitted by Selena Coffey, executive director