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PetsEmpower Summer Internship/Work Study

Friday, June 1st to Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
This has ended. If you attended, let the organizer know by recording your impact!


SupervisorAshley Whaley
FacultyAshley Whaley
Hiring ManagerAshley Whaley
PetsEmpower is a nonprofit based in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We arrange free, temporary pet-fostering for low-income pet owners in crisis who can't afford pet-boarding.  These crises range from eviction, hospitalization, addicts seeking to enter rehab, or domestic violence victims seeking to enter shelters.  Low-income pet owners in crisis face horrible choices: stay with their pet but decline the help they need, or seek the help they need but relinquish their pet.  PetsEmpower connects these crisis victims with a pet-foster within our large network of pet-fostering volunteers; we provide the pet transport, food, and vet care.  Eventually, when the crisis victims are back on their feet, they reunite with their beloved companions.              
Outreach Intern
Intern will work 30 hours per week.

  • Manage our directory of facilities/resources that provide PetsEmpower with client referrals 
  • Connect with potential referral facilities/resources to expand our network of partnerships: treatment centers, hospitals, social service agencies, domestic violence shelters, etc.
  • Connect with relevant foundations/corporations to establish partnerships (pet industry, industries with similar missions) 
  • Outreach to potential/consistent donors via email and direct mail 
  • Manage our monthly newsletter 
  • Outreach to the public via social media 

  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Leadership
  • Self-confidence; ability to take agency and make executive decisions
  • Proficient written and oral communication
  • Relationship building
  • Data management and organization