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The American Kennel Club® is seeking new interns for the summer of 2006 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 5 – July 28, 2006.

Dating back to the summer of 2002, the AKC's intern program was developed to foster the professional background of college students with a profound interest in the sport. In addition, the program offers assignments that coincide with each student's area of study, offering challenging work that will help to build each participant's resume.

“The future of the AKC depends on the continued success and interest of today's young dog fanciers,” said Vicki Rees, AKC's AVP of Human Resources. “AKC has been successful in retaining interns from the program as full and part-time employees, and participants have gained 'real world' 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 February 28, 2006. Applicants should mail the completed package to:

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