Intern Application
Palm Valley Animal Center & The Laurie P. Andrews PAWS Center offer internships opportunities to undergraduate and graduate candidates interested in a variety of fields. Interns gain hands-on experience while working on challenging projects, networking with professionals and learning from some of the most passionate and hardworking individuals in our industry. The duties and responsibilities of an intern vary by department and assignment.

Available internships are available at both of our locations in Edinburg, TX. Please refer to the following guidelines for submitting your application.

These internships will help interns acquire new skills in their field of interest, give valuable work experience in a 501(c)3 private nonprofit animal welfare organization, and while they work to help find homes for the dogs and cats in Hidalgo County.

- Must be currently enrolled at a college/university, exception for summer internships
- Must be 18 or older
- Complete online Intern Application
- Students must be available for a minimum of 20 hours per week
- Background checks (provided by PVAC upon selection & assignment)

- At least (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher and/or adviser
- Strong verbal and written skills
- Proficient computer skills
- Bilingual – Spanish/English 
- Comfortable speaking in public

SUMMER Semester Internship (May – August)
Priority Deadline: April 15th
Deadline: May 1st
Orientation: May 15th - 31st

FALL Semester Internship (August – December)
Priority Deadline: July 15th
Deadline: August 1st
Orientation: August 15th - 31st

SPRING Semester Internship (January – May)
Priority Deadline: December 15th
Deadline: January 1st
Orientation: January 15th - 31st

Name *
Full first and last name
Email *
Phone number *
Are you 18 or older? *
Currently enrolled in a college/university *
Available for a minimum of 20 hours per week *
Which internship period(s) are you interested in? *
Which internship(s) are you interested in? *
Make sure to upload your cover letter/letter of intent and resume, only complete applications will be reviewed.
Submit your cover letter/letter of intent (PDF) *
Submit your resume (PDF) *
Letter(s) of recommendation
SELECTION: Only complete applications will be reviewed. Top applicants will be interviewed by department mentors and committee. If you are selected for our internship program, your orientation information will be emailed to you along with instructions regarding on-boarding. 

Complete the online application by internship deadline, upload your cover letter/letter of intent and resume. 

All internship opportunities and assignments are unpaid and duties, responsibilities and training vary by department.

I understand that it is my responsibility for securing housing and transportation during internship. PVAC/PAWS cannot offer support in this area.

I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that to falsify information on application/interview is grounds to disqualify an applicant.

Please type full name to acknowledge above statement *
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