Internship with FurKidz in South AfricaBookmark This
Plot 58 Dinokeng, South Africa
DescriptionFurkidz is a registered non-profit organisation with the mission to help South Africa's thousands of shelter animals.
Our website www.Furkidz.co.za provides an easily searchable, comprehensive database of rescue pets available for adoption.
We visit each shelter, take pictures of their cats and dogs, film short video clips, write pet profiles, upload the information and monitor the adoption progress. We post interesting animal welfare events and articles, write food and nutrition articles and have a professional animal behaviourist on call for questions.
Regular newsletters are sent out, pet related articles written and FurKidz hosts and supports fundraising events and adoption days.
FurKidz is looking for volunteers/ interns to assist with the following task:
- Visiting animal welfares throughout South Africa
- Taking pictures / filming video clips of shelter animals
- Picture and Video Editing
- Handling / interacting with shelter animals/ Assessment of shelter animals (personality, breed, age)
- Uploading of information / posting of ads
- Writing of pet related articles / Preparation and posting of daily news and events
- Finding, collating, writing of newsletter content
- Receiving and handling of email enquiries
- Administering the Lost & Found section / Administering the Happy Tails section
- Preparing of regular adoption updates
- Organizing Fundraising and other Events
FurKidz Interns/Volunteers live on a 40ha bushveld lifestyle estate in Dinokeng (Gauteng), surrounded by wildlife sanctuaries and beautiful nature reserves (lots of wild life, birds, buck, jackals, monkeys, owls, kudu, zebras, elephants and even leopards) but with all amenities in close proximity.
Duration: minimum 1 month / maximum 6 months
Start: throughout the year
Audience: We welcome students from all backgrounds and studies
Contact: To apply please send your CV to email@example.com together with the approximate date and length of your intended stay.
FurKidz is a registered non-profit organisation, we rely entirely on donations and are not making any profits. Our sole objective is to help SA’s shelter animals and all our funds are spent towards this aim.
Requirements- Interest in Animal Welfare, Nature, Different Cultures
- Affinity to internet and computer work and proficiency in MS Office
- Well versed in English
- Picture and video editing skills a plus
- Writing and research skills a plus
- Drivers License a plus