Summer Internship

40 hoursPhiladelphia5 positions availableSummer


The Penn Vet Working Dog Center serves as a national research center and training center for scent detection dogs. Our dogs are trained to find victims of disasters, detect explosives and narcotics, apprehend criminals, and conduct search and rescue missions. Some dogs are diabetic alert dogs and others are trained for ovarian cancer detection. These dogs literally save lives!


Self-motivated, close attention to details, follows directions, professional, good critical thinking and problem solving skills, can work in a fast paced environment, proactive, work independently and with a team.

Support the research and training of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center
Hands-on interaction with working dogs in training
Opportunity to learn about scent detection and scientific research
Canine behavior and body language
Positive reinforcement
K-9 fittness