F.A.S.T. (First-Responder Animal Safety Training
Equip every First-Responder with skills and equipment
to rescue animals in an emergency.
Looking for an internship that will challenge you to:
Tap your creativity?
Research best practices in animal rescue?
Build a network expert practitioners?
Participate in launching a social venture?
Help develop the capacity for first -responders to gain the skills to rescue animals in an emergency?
Learn about launching a social venture?
Then you’ve found the right internship.
Ambitious self-starting graduate, undergraduate, and vocational tech students with curiosity, innovative spirit, unbridled creativity, fun loving personality and tolerance for ambiguity should apply. We’re looking to create a team that has broad skillsets, knowledge base and diversity of backgrounds/perspectives.
Hours, time commitment and start/end dates are flexible. There is no monetary compensation for these positions.
First-responder Animal Safety Training (FAST) is a nonprofit social venture to train first responders the skills to rescue animals in an emergency. Large animal, small animal, and K9 training programs along with rescue kits are among the primary “product lines.” Developing the educational infrastructure for nation wide online learning, establishing the governance structures, relationships with key stakeholders and researching best practice are among the key functions of this internship opportunity.
Key Functions and Responsibilities (Intern candidates are not expected to have the skillset or provide all the functions listed. These are a comprehensive list of tasks for launching this venture. Internship functions and responsibilities will be negotiated based on mutually agreed upon learning objectives, skill and needs)
1. Research best practices for rescuing and training in the following categories: large animals, small animals and K-9
2. Compile research training and best practice strategies and techniques in each category
3. Identify national experts in each training category
4. Design a teaching curriculum based on the best practice research
5. Identify and map Schools of Veterinarian Medicine and Veterinarian Tech programs across the county.
6. Assist with organizing logistics for online and onsite training.
7. Other duties agreed to and assigned.
Skills and knowledge desired (some but not all required)
a. Solid writing and communication skills
b. Research skills
c. How to identify reliable and reputable source information and experts
d. Computer competency, word processing, and presentation skills
Character traits desired
a. Good team spirit
b. Ability to communicate effectively and respect and honor the contributions of others
c. An experimental attitude, innovative spirit, passion for creativity
d. Ability to handle ambiguity in an environment where systems and procedures are emerging, not existing
e. Drive for excellence and willingness to settle for the best and continually strive to do better
f. Curiosity and desire to learn
g. Ability to absorb feedback/coaching
h. Integrity, authenticity, honesty and directness
i. Fun loving
Hours and time commitment are flexible.
Please send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter expressing your interest/character skills to:
Ché + Assisi Consulting