Photo of a group of men and women sitting and standing in an office environment. They are smiling and appear to be talking as though in a meeting

Careers

We recruit passionate individuals who share our organizational values. We place strong emphasis on people and the importance of cultivating an environment that encourages personal responsibility, doing what is right and teamwork. We seek new team members who are committed to enhancing these values within our organization. If you are interested in applying for an open position, please view our current openings and complete our online application.

Cultural fit is one of the most important criteria for hiring. "Doing what is right" is a core value of Leader Dogs for the Blind and drives every decision. Beyond our open-door policy where team members have access to senior management, you will find our work environment to be customer driven, professional and collaborative. Although we are all hard at work supporting our mission, we are also committed to a healthy work-life balance for our team.

Clients and visitors to our campus describe the atmosphere as "open," "friendly," "informative," "engaged." Our employees, board members and volunteers are passionate about what we do, and that passion can be felt in everything we do.

View our current openings and apply today.

How Do I Become a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor?

Learn how we teach our instructors through apprenticeships here at Leader Dog.

Internships and Externships

We offer a number of opportunities for students to intern and extern on our campus in various departments. Candidates for internships should send resumes to humanresources@leaderdog.org.

Finance Intern

Reports to: Lorene Suidan, chief financial officer

The finance intern will be an active member of the finance department of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Reporting directly to the chief financial officer, this position will have specific objectives that will expose the student to the functions of a finance department within the non-profit sector.

It is mandatory that students receive course credit for completion of the internship.

HR Intern

Reports to: Andy Cuadrio, HR manager

The HR intern will be an active member of the human resources department of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Reporting directly to the HR manager, this position will have specific objectives that will expose the student to the functions of a human resources department within the non-profit sector.

Business Intern

Reports to: Jeff Stein, manager of canine care

The business intern will be responsible for data analysis and manipulation from our CRM system/database. The intern will record, pull, analyze and manipulate data as it relates to our colony of dogs, starting with our breeding stock dog colony through the process of our dogs graduating to guide people whom are blind or visually impaired. This intern will be an active member of the canine care department of Leader Dogs for the Blind. Reporting directly to the manager of canine care, this position will have specific objectives that will expose the student to the functions and processes of the canine care department and organizational impact within the non-profit sector.

Philanthropy Intern

This unpaid intern will report to the special events manager and work on third-party events, corporate relations projects and additional philanthropic activities. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with: Leader Dog’s spring fundraising event; personal online fundraising pages; coordinating logistics for Leader Dog’s “Dog Days of Summer” promotion; and developing new event ideas and fundraising strategies. Requirements also include attendance and involvement in internal meetings with outside consultants and some administrative duties such as meeting coordination and inventory tracking.

It is mandatory that students receive course credit for completion of the internship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Minimum)

  • Must be a college junior or senior studying communications, recreation and event management or related field
  • This is a non-paid internship, and it is mandatory that students receive course credit
  • Must be available to work 24 hours/3 days per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must be able to work effectively both individually and in a team
  • Must be prompt and thorough
  • Strives to excel and shows dedication through their work
  • Must always exhibit professionalism

The selected candidate will need to successfully complete a background check and drug screen. 

Veterinary Externships

We have provided externship opportunities to veterinary students for the past 20 years, offering a unique opportunity to follow the life of a Leader Dog from conception through graduation and beyond. Learn more about our veterinary externships.

Dryer Foundation Orientation & Mobility Internship Academy

The Leader Dogs for the Blind Dryer Foundation Orientation & Mobility Internship Academy is a premier internship for master’s degree level students.