three men smiling with newly adopted golden brown puppy

Who we are

Established in 1888, the mission of the Louisiana SPCA is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals. 

Employment Opportunities

The Louisiana SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and has a rich benefits program including medical benefits and 401K. To report any issues with the online application process, or for special assistance, please contact lori@la-spca.org.

Job Opportunities

Community Clinic Administrative Associate

Adoptions Counselor

Animal Care Attendant

Humane Law & Rescue Officer

Veterinary Technician (Part Time)

Veterinary Technician (Full Time)

Janitorial & Facilities Maintenance

Internship Opportunities

Volunteer Program Coordinator Intern

Curriculum Development Intern

Media Arts Intern

Youth Programs Intern

Human Resources Intern

Public Relations & Marketing Intern

Community Clinic Administrative Associate

Summary of Job:

The LA SPCA's busy community clinic provides low-cost veterinary wellness and other services to the Greater New Orleans area.  The diverse duties in this position guarantee the smooth operation of the clinic and the services that it provides. This role has four key areas of responsibility:

  • Scheduling and managing appointments;
  • Front of the house activities including welcoming customers and their companion animals and managing the release of animals. This also involves processing records and payments in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Working closely with clients to find out relevant information and then present animal background and medical history to the veterinarians and technicians prior to the medical consult;
  • Preparing, recording and ensuring accurate medical records for all clients and patients;

Success Criteria & Skills Required:

  • Exceptional customer service experience and professional interpersonal skills are essential in this role. The majority of time is spent working closely with clients, welcoming them to the clinic, being an ambassador for the LA SPCA, answering incoming calls, informing clients of services and fees and answering any questions;
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills are essential for this fast-paced environment with multiple appointments and services. This requires daily monitoring of the appointment scheduling mix to ensure a suitable number of clients for the appropriate services;
  • Cash handling experience and attention to detail is required to check out as well as balancing and submitting daily deposits and generating daily financial reconciliation reports;
  • Retail sales experience is preferred as this role will explain and offer veterinary retail products to clients including discounts and special grant expenditures;
  • Energetic and positive approach when accompanying clients and animals to wellness consults; Excellent questioning and listening skills are required so that relevant information can be obtained and relayed to the veterinary staff;
  • At all times treat all animals humanely, professionally, and with compassion, regardless of the situation or circumstance;
  • Work courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers;
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information;

Education, Skills & Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2+ years professional experience in a veterinary clinic, shelter or comparable setting
  • Must be computer savvy and be able to learn multiple software programs quickly

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts starting as early as 7:00 am and ending as late as 7:00 pm including Saturdays

Physical Requirements:

  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants and sweep and mop
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, push and pull heavy objects, bend, twist, reach
  • Able to perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking, standing, bending and stooping

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Works in an area with a high noise level

Adoptions Counselor

Overview of Job:

As a nonprofit organization we are dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, and have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 130 years. Our mission is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals.

This role is responsible for promoting, and matching animals who are available through our placement and adoption programs to prospective families and individuals.  The role assesses the adoptable animal and the potential forever family to ensure that the animal and the family is a successful match.  In addition, the role will promote and educate on the programs and services available.  This role also manages and participates in offsite adoption events, and other promotional events.

Success Criteria & Essential Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, and collaborative skills as the job incumbent will educate and counsel potential adopters on how to train, crate, and manage animal behaviors; this includes demonstrating how to handle adoption animals for potential adopters both indoors and outdoors;
  • Provides exceptional customer service to clients by counselling them on choosing the appropriate animal for their household; this will include discussing certain medical conditions such as heartworms and dental disease;
  • Ability to multi task in a fast paced environment the job incumbent must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (word, excel) for processing all adoptions in computer database;
  • Experienced in customer service and mediating conflicts and grievances; Occasional constructive discussions with clients regarding adoptable animals and suitability;
  • Ability to remain calm handling excitable animals or managing a conflict situation; able to react swiftly and follow safety protocols to ensure the safety of clients, staff, volunteers and adoptable animals;
  • Familiar and comfortable with required animal handling standards and asserting that animals are handled humanely by clients, employees, and volunteers;
  • Supports excellent team work as this position works closely with other staff and volunteers, including youth volunteers. Must be available to answer questions about specific behavior and medical history;
  • Required to keep adoption area clean and ensure that animals are as comfortable as possible;
  • Knowledgeable about additional programs pertaining to adoptions such as second chance and breed request programs;
  • Detail oriented with excellent math skills as the role is responsible for balancing funds at the end of each work day;
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or weather situations;
  • Work courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers and assist with coordination and execution of off-site adoption events; this role is also cross trained in various departments with special attention to intakes and Client Care;
  • Treat all animals humanely and properly at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases;

Education:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Bachelor's degree or some college preferred.

Minimum Qualifications, Experience, Skills/Knowledge:

  • One year's experience in customer service role.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check, and substance screening.
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid State of Louisiana driver's license.
  • Flexibility available to work weekends and extended hours.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping.
  • Must be able to work around all animals.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.

 Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Works in an area with a high noise level.
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.

Animal Care Attendant

Summary of Job:

As a nonprofit organization we are dedicated to the elimination of animal suffering, and have been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in New Orleans and across the region for more than 130 years. Our mission is to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana's companion animals.

The Animal Care Attendant provides humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the shelter. This role works in the heart of the shelter ensuring that all animals are comfortable, socialized and ready for placement including transport, adoption and our fostering program. Duties include, but not limited to, cleaning, feeding and watering animals, and monitoring the animal's health and behavior. This position also assists with adoptions and lost and found, and educating customers on responsibility of pet ownership and promoting the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Humane care for shelter animals including cleaning, feeding, watering, and monitoring health and behavior.
  • Administer vaccinations and perform heartworm testing.
  • Assist with euthanasia and perform euthanasia once certified.
  • Humanely handle deceased animals 
  • Humanely handle severely injured sick and abused/neglected animals.
  • Humanely handle aggressive animals, some limited wildlife and livestock.
  • General cleaning and upkeep of interior and exterior shelter spaces.
  • Educating the public on responsible pet care and promote spaying and neutering.
  • Maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or disaster situations. 
  • Become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia upon request.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Excellent customer service skills essential as this role will work with customers and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.
  • Other duties as requested by Supervisor

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

 Minimum Qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment substance screening
  • Team-focused 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to report to work as early as 6:00am and end as late as 6:00pm, weekends and holidays.
  • Flexibility 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping;
  • Should not be allergic to animals or have nut allergies;

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches;
  • Spends long periods of time standing, walking and reaching

Humane Law & Rescue Officer

Summary of Job

Performs investigations into complaints of neglect/cruelty to animals and enforces Orleans Parish minicipal ordinances by issuing citations and giving courtroom testimony. The HLR officer humanely captures stray and sick/injured domestic animals, livestock, and wildlife. Educates the public to be humane pet owners, and promotes and supports the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

Essential Functions

  • Current on state and local laws
  • Investigate complaints of cruelty and/or neglect of animals
  • Remain current on local and state laws
  • Enforce and issue citations for violation of local animal ordinances. Will testify in municipal, civil, and criminal court systems.
  • Work with other law enforcement agencies and government departments.
  • Heavy lifting and the use of animal capture equipment
  • Prepare written inventory records on each animal entering the shelter
  • Prepare accurate and neat reports of all daily activity including, but not limited to daily route reports, field reports, animal violation reports, facility inspections and bite case reports
  • Set and retrieve humane animal traps for situations requiring such equipment
  • Rescue animals in distress
  • Perform duties in all types of weather conditions and environments
  • Perform dispatch duties

Communication

  • Inform and update HLR Field Supervisor of all out of the ordinary animal control activities that may result in public relation issues or out of the ordinary cases handled
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provide good customer service

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional animal handling experience

Essential Organization Functions

  • Uphold and promote the Louisiana SPCA mission statement
  • Interact with the public in a professional manner at all times
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals
  • Educates public on humane pet care
  • Promote programs offered to the public by the LA/SPCA including adoptions, low cost spay/neuter, and special events
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases, personnel information and LA/SPCA information
  • Become certified in euthanasia and perform euthanasia as scheduled
  • Position is considered "Essential" in emergencies and/or disaster situations
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required
  • Work courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge)

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Must have a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and be at least 23 years old
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Abilit to exercise caution in situations

Physical Requirements

  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals 
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping, and crawling
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Working Environment (or Working Conditions)

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches. 
  • Works in an area with a high noise level. 
  • Subject to working with hostile individuals 
  • Subject to working with aggressive animals 
  • Works in, near, and under dilapidated homes and property (including overgrown lots and wooded areas)
  • Frequently crawls under structures
  • Ability to work weekends and holidays and maintains a 24 hr. on call status.

Veterinary Technician (Part Time)

Summary of Job:

Provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the community clinic. The Veterinary Technician will assist the veterinarian(s) as needed both in surgery and with other duties, as well as ensuring that the community clinic facility and equipment is clean and in good working order. Additionally, they will monitor the health of animals in the community clinic, and prepare animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. Promote and support the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Triage all patients as they are checked in. Report health concerns to lead veterinary technician or veterinarian. 
  • Restrain all patients during aesthesia induction and intubation
  • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia. 
  • Prepare all patients for surgery as instructed.
  • Transport clients form prep room to operating room
  • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed
  • Keep supervisor informed of animal behavior, health or concerns
  • Monitor patients during recovery
  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, and public areas when necessary
  • Stock prep room ad operating room
  • Spot clean all areas throughout the day
  • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day
  • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Load washer and dryer with soiled items; return clean items to proper locations
  • Assist the main service desk including client intake and release
  • Communicate with the public in a professional manner
  • Report clinic or client problems to Clinic Manager
  • Keep Assistant Director informed of all internal progress and challenges
  • Assist in orienting new veterinary staff in surgical and cleaning protocols and procedures
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance. 
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases.
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service.
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Perform all other duties as requested by Supervisor

Education and/or Experience:

  • RVT not required, but MUST have at least 1 year of veterinary medical experience. 
  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Some college preferred.

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge): 

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Strong communication/customer service skills
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals.
  • Be able and willing to lift 100 dogs and cats each day
  • Be able to stand for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 
  • Have good hearing including the ability to distinguish changes in pitch
  • Reasonably agile and flexible 
  • Able to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
  • Acceptable sense of touch and smell

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

Veterinary Technician (Full Time)

Summary of Job:

Provide for the humane care and excellent quality of life for all animals in the community clinic. The Veterinary Technician will assist the veterinarian(s) as needed both in surgery and with other duties, as well as ensuring that the community clinic facility and equipment is clean and in good working order. Additionally, they will monitor the health of animals in the community clinic, and prepare animals for veterinary care and spay/neuter surgery. Promote and support the LA/SPCA's programs and mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Triage all patients as they are checked in. Report health concerns to lead veterinary technician or veterinarian. 
  • Restrain all patients during aesthesia induction and intubation
  • Monitor all patients on gas anesthesia. 
  • Prepare all patients for surgery as instructed.
  • Transport clients form prep room to operating room
  • Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed
  • Keep supervisor informed of animal behavior, health or concerns
  • Monitor patients during recovery
  • Perform daily cleaning of kennels, cages, and public areas when necessary
  • Stock prep room ad operating room
  • Spot clean all areas throughout the day
  • Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day
  • Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day
  • Clean the kitchen
  • Load washer and dryer with soiled items; return clean items to proper locations
  • Assist the main service desk including client intake and release
  • Communicate with the public in a professional manner
  • Report clinic or client problems to Clinic Manager
  • Keep Assistant Director informed of all internal progress and challenges
  • Assist in orienting new veterinary staff in surgical and cleaning protocols and procedures
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance. 
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases.
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provides good customer service.
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Perform all other duties as requested by Supervisor

Education and/or Experience:

  • RVT not required, but MUST have at least 1 year of veterinary medical experience. 
  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Some college preferred.

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge): 

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Strong communication/customer service skills
  • Mental and physical flexibility is a must.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals.
  • Be able and willing to lift 100 dogs and cats each day
  • Be able to stand for 8 or more hours
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 
  • Have good hearing including the ability to distinguish changes in pitch
  • Reasonably agile and flexible 
  • Able to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
  • Acceptable sense of touch and smell

Working Environment (or Working Conditions):

  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches.
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

Janitorial & Facilities Maintenance

Summary of Job

This role ensures that both the buildings and grounds are maintained and kept in excellent condition and appearance. The role will provide all janitorial services including the replenishing supplies as required and in a manner that is organized and safe. This role will also include maintenance and upkeep of equipment and machinery used.

Essential Duties

  • Provides all Janitorial services for shelter buildings including public restrooms; Responsible for the daily cleaning of the shelter floors so they are neat and clean (i.e. all hallways, including front lobby areas)
  • Ensure that all public and office areas are clean and well maintained including trash collection, refilling hand sanitizer and soap dispensers
  • Manages organization of supply and shelter inventory and provides each department with adequate supplies
  • Maintains all equipment and machinery to ensure that it is in good working condition or reportany equipment needs to be repaired or replaced;
  • Responsible for all deliveries,  accurate, signed for and properly placed;
  • Cleaning and upkeep of the grounds on the property including lawn and parking lot area and removal of any trash and debris ;
  • Transportation and pick up materials as needed;
  • Monitor weather and take appropriate action to provide for animal comfort and security of facility in extremes of weather;
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals;
  • Maintains a professional and friendly demeanor and provides excellent customer service;
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers;

Skills, Education and/or Experience

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED; some college preferred
  • Facility maintenance/janitorial experience preferred 

Minimum Qualifications (or skills and knowledge):

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical and substance screening
  • Most possess a valid driver's license, and a clean driving record.
  • Team-focused attitude
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexibility in schedule and be available as needed
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Physical Requirements:

  • This position is physically demanding 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds; push and pull heavy objects; bend, twist, reach; perform strenuous physical activities including frequent walking and running, standing, bending and stooping. 
  • Must be willing and able to drive a large capacity vehicle, forklift, and other machinery
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals.
  • Must be able to work with industrial strength cleaners and disinfectants. 

Working Environment: (or Working Conditions)

  • Works outdoors in all weathers
  • Potentially subject to animal bites and scratches. 
  • Works in an area with a high noise level.

Volunteer Program Coordinator Intern

The Volunteer Coordinator Intern will provide general support for the Volunteer Program Coordinator by helping with a variety of tasks designed to manage a large number of volunteers.  The intern position is hands on and candidates must be comfortable with public speaking and providing direction to volunteers.

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities and functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and direct volunteer group activities.
  • Communicate with Volunteer Program Coordinator to understand the volunteer needs of internal departments.
  • Maintain Volunteer database.
  • Assist with recording and tracking volunteer requests and fulfillments.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required.

Requirements

  • Receiving school credit for the internship is strongly preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Excel.
  • Must love to work with people and animals.
  • Self-starter capable of delivering on goals.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker as well as an active listener.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Must attend an LA/SPCA Volunteer Orientation and Animal Care Training.

Schedule

  • The majority of internship duties take place at the Louisiana SPCA campus on weekends. The ability to work weekends is mandatory. 
  • Commit to a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week.

Curriculum Development Intern

The Curriculum Development Intern will help to improve the education resources provided by the LA/SPCA's Humane Education department to classroom partners. The internship program is designed to introduce students to designing and implementing informal educational programs as well as to outline and plan lessons for in-classroom use. This position will play an integral role in bringing Humane Education to the students of New Orleans. 

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities and functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Youth Programs Coordinator with the development of new Show and Tail Curriculums.
  • Communicate with Youth Programs Coordinator to understand the needs of the Show and Tail Program.
  • Create lesson plans that can be integrated into New Orleans area schools and meet state standards.
  • Prepare teaching aids and materials for Show and Tail presentations.
  • Expand educator resources shared by the Louisiana SPCA.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required.

Requirements

  • Current college or graduate student in good standing studying Education.
  • Receiving school credit for the internship is strongly preferred.
  • Must love to work with children and animals.
  • Self-starter capable of delivering on goals.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker as well as an active listener.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Must attend an LA/SPCA Volunteer Orientation.

Schedule

  • The majority of internship duties do not need to take place at the Louisiana SPCA campus. However, a cubicle and laptop can be provided for intern when needed.
  • Commit to a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week.

Media Arts Intern

The Media Arts Intern will help to create new educational and promotional materials for the Humane Education Department. The internship program is designed to introduce students to designing resources for in-classroom use. This position will play an integral role in bringing Humane Education to the students of New Orleans. 

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities and functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Youth Programs Coordinator with the development of new educational materials for tabling events, Show and Tails, Scouts, and Project Humane.
  • Communicate with Youth Programs Coordinator to understand the needs of the Humane Education Department.
  • Create a mission-focused coloring and activity book for distribution by the Humane Education Department.
  • Create activity pages to supplement Show and Tail lessons.
  • Develop branded arts and crafts for tabling events as well as sharing online.
  • Aid in any other relevant projects that emerge over the course of the internship.
  • Follow the Louisiana SPCA's branding guide.
  • Communicate key learning/insights to Youth Programs Coordinator.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required.

Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of design principles, typography, and color theory.
  • Experience in graphic or multimedia design.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher,
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of copyright restrictions.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Must attend an LA/SPCA Volunteer Orientation.

Schedule

  • The majority of internship duties do not need to take place at the Louisiana SPCA campus. However, a cubicle and laptop can be provided for intern when needed.
  • Commit to a minimum of 5 to 10 hours per week.

Youth Programs Intern

The Youth Programs Intern will support the Humane Education Department with the execution of a variety of programs targeting placed-at-risk youth in the Greater New Orleans Area. The internship program is designed to introduce students to informal education, community outreach, and organizing. This position will play an integral role in bringing Humane Education to the students of New Orleans. 

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities and functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a positive, interactive learning environment for youth that reflects the LA/SPCA's educational goals
  • Assist with after school programs
  • Treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance and promoting a humane and caring attitude toward all animals.
  • Maintain a professional and friendly demeanor and provide good customer service.
  • Works courteously and cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all cases and LA/SPCA information.
  • Other duties as requested by Supervisor
  • Expected to work night and weekends as needed.

Requirements

  • Current college or graduate student in good standing
  • Receiving school credit for the internship is strongly preferred.
  • Must love to work with children and animals.
  • Self-starter capable of delivering on goals.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker as well as an active listener.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Team-focused attitude.
  • Must attend an LA/SPCA Volunteer Orientation.

Schedule

  • Commit to a minimum of 5 hours per week in addition to some weekends as needed.

Human Resources Intern

If you're interested in kick starting your career in HR and get a closer look of how a busy HR department operates, we are looking for an HR Intern to get involved in various tasks, initiatives and projects.

Responsibilities

Intern responsibilities and functions will include but are not limited to:

  • Researching current and future trends in HR including benchmarking with other industries
  • Assisting with recruitment activities such as screening resumes and scheduling interviews, and posting jobs
  • Participate in organizing company events and careers days
  • Analysis of information and reports
  • Assist in the design of new processes, policies and staff handbook
  • Maintain confidentiality of all personnel issues and shelter operations.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary and required.

Requirements

  • Receiving school credit for the internship is strongly preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must love to work with people (and animals).
  • Self-starter capable of delivering on goals.
  • Ability to be a creative thinker.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty, and accountability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment.

Schedule

  • The majority of internship duties take place at the Louisiana SPCA campus. The ability to work some weekends is required
  • Commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Public Relations & Marketing Intern

Summer & Fall Opportunities

We are currently seeking a summer and fall Public Relations & Marketing Intern. This position will assist the Communications Director in implementing internal and external communication strategies. Candidate will play an integral in assisting with media relations, social media and special projects.

Responsible for assisting with the following tasks:

  • Social media content creation and engagement
  • Photography of organization programs, daily events and adoptables
  • Pet of the Week media partnership
  • Creating marketing materials for various programs
  • Re-occurring media appearances on FOX 8, WWL, WDSU and WGNO
  • Special projects geared towards increasing engagement and personal experiences
  • Attending community events to promote adoption and organization’s programs

Requirements

  • Candidates must be self-starters, detail-oriented, have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Social media experience with proven results
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • AP style knowledge
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all Louisiana SPCA information
  • Should not be allergic to animals; must be able to work around all animals

Schedule

  • Commit to a minimum of 12 hours per week in addition to some weekends as needed.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Alicia Vial at alicia@la-spca.org

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