PetSmart Charities Public Relations Intern
PetSmart - Phoenix, AZ

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Company Information

Turn your passion for pets into a fulfilling future! PetSmart Charities, an independent 501c3 nonprofit, is a rapidly growing, dynamic organization. The largest funder of animal welfare in North America, PetSmart Charities is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets through adoption, spay/neuter, emergency relief, education and capacity-building programs. More than 4 million pets have been placed in loving homes through its in-store pet adoption program alone. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities has funded $110 million in grants and programs benefiting animal welfare organizations.

With a strong relationship with a Fortune 500 company and leading pet specialty retailer, we can help you jump start your transition from college to career. By joining this passionate team of individuals, you will gain experience in an organization that is making a significant difference in the lives of homeless pets. You'll also be joining a team that values social responsibility, diversity, and career development

The Position

We're currently searching for talented individuals to intern on our PetSmart Charities Public Relations team in Phoenix, Arizona. The Charities PR Intern will be responsible for management of their own specific project tied to a current PetSmart Charities initiative. Previous intern projects have made lasting impacts with many being implemented into the organization.

In addition, interns are given plenty of opportunities to network and build upon their professional acumen through sponsored events throughout the summer. Here's what you can expect from a summer internship with PetSmart Charities:

10 week summer internship beginning June 3rd

Meaningful, impactful project to be presented to the business

Potential project would entail developing a process and content for centralized information on PetSmart Charities programs to be distributed via mass media.

Exposure to multiple functions within Marketing on the non-profit side as well as the corporate side of PetSmart's Marketing groups

Assigned mentor

Exposure to our leadership team

Networking events

Intern community outreach and teambuilding event

Opportunity to take advantage of several learning and development courses offered to PetSmart Charities associates

Did we mention you can bring your pet to work on Fridays?

Experience/Education Required

We are looking for dedicated, hard working students who are passionate about our mission and have the following qualifications:

Junior entering their senior year in the summer of 2013

Great interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Pursuing a Bachelor's degree, preferably in a Public Relations or Journalism program

Passion for the PetSmart Charities mission

Other desired skills:
Creative writing & storytelling as well as ability to edit/proofread content

Must be motivated, flexible, detail-oriented, with strong organizational and team skills

Proficiency in MS Office

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PetSmart, Inc. is a specialty provider of products, services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The Company has identified a...