AKC Seeks Best and Brightest Young Fanciers for Summer 2005 Internship Program

New York, NY — The American Kennel Club is seeking new interns for the summer of 2005 as part of...

New York, NY — The American Kennel Club is seeking new interns for the summer of 2005 as part of their popular internship program. Students will be selected for paid eight-week internships at either the New York headquarters or the Raleigh facility. The program will run June 6 – July 29, 2005.

The AKC’s intern program was created in the summer of 2002 to nurture the professional development of those with a background and interest in the sport, while also offering a meaningful and challenging work assignment that complements their academic training and career goals.

"Recruiting and retaining employees with experience in the dog fancy is crucial to the AKC's future," said Mari-Beth O'Neill, AKC’s AVP of Corporate Training and Development. "AKC has been successful in retaining interns from the program as full and part-time employees, and participants have gained work experience that directly applies to their course of study and their interest in purebred dogs -- it's a win-win situation for all involved."

The requirements for applicants are:

  • High School graduate

  • Accepted or enrolled in an accredited four or two year college

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Competitive grade point average

  • Involvement or profound interest in the fancy

  • Meet citizenship requirements


Our application package requires the following:

  • AKC Application for the Summer Internship Program

  • Cover letter - please include your interest in the sport of purebred dogs and your thoughts on future employment with the AKC

  • Your resume

  • Copy of your academic transcript


The application deadline is January 30, 2005. Applicants should mail the completed package to:

The American Kennel Club
The Intern Program (TIP)
P.O. Box 37905
Raleigh, NC 27627-7905