Employment & Internships
Thank you for your interest in a position with the San Antonio Humane Society
To be considered you must fill out an online application. Resumes can accompany an application, but not required unless requested. Contacting the reporting supervisor will not increase your chances of an interview. Please follow the directions. Only those whose skills and experience meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for an interview. The minimum age requirement for employment at the SAHS is 18. You will only receive a call if you are considered for the position. No phone calls, please.
Current Job Openings
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San Antonio Humane Society - 4804 Fredericksburg Rd.
Are you looking to gain experience working in a non-profit? The San Antonio Humane Society is occasionally offering unpaid internships in multiple departments. These internships will help you acquire new skills in your field of interest, give you valuable work experience in a 501c non-profit organization, and have you working to help find homes for our San Antonio dogs and cats. To be an intern at the SAHS, it’s required that you are also a volunteer with us.
UPDATE: We are FULLY booked until May of 2024.
SAHS is one of 181 NSNRT Certified locations trained by ASPCA in the US. We are happy to host veterinary students in their clinical rotations at an accredited veterinary school. We recommend externship lengths of at least 3 – 6 weeks, with 2 weeks being the minimum time recommended for a good quality experience. Students actively participate in high quality/high volume spay and neuter surgeries supervised by our shelter veterinarians, who will teach you techniques in HQHVSN. Shelter medicine will also be taught “hands on” as an integral part of the externship in our brand new medical building.
To be considered for an externship, please email proof of enrollment, student liability insurance, and why you desire an externship with the San Antonio Humane Society to our Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Kristine Hawkins at khawkins@SAhumane.org.To maintain the highest quality externship experience, we will only accept one extern at a time.
Veterinary Technician Students
Contact the San Antonio Humane Society Medical Director, Natasha Hernandez, at nhernandez@SAhumane.org for more information.
Benefits of Working at the San Antonio Humane Society
- Battle of Flowers
- Easter Sunday
- Independence Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
FT-hourly and salaried employees are eligible for 3 floating days that can be used within the year and after 60 days of employment
- $50,000 Life Insurance
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
- Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD)
- Medical Transport
Full-Time and Part-Time Benefits
- Voluntary Short Term Disability (STD)
- Critical Illness
- Hospital Indemnity
- Voluntary Life
- Employee Assistance Program
- Pet Insurance
*Eligible for benefits after 60 days of employment.*
Employees are eligible to contribute to the Simple IRA plan on January 1st once they have earned $5000 in the first year and are expected to earn $5000 in the following year. The SAHS matches up to 3% once the employee begins contributing.
- Discount on adoptions
- Gold’s Gym corporate rate (payroll deducted) – for the employee and spouse, dependant or family
- Discount on dentals, vaccinations and preventative medication for owned pets
- Awarded Best Place For Working Parents in 2023
- Vacation and Sick Time (For Full-Time Hourly and Salaried Employees)
- Values based: Customer Service, Adaptability, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity
- Harassment/Discrimination Free Culture
- Focused on DEI (Diversity, Equity and inclusion)