DoD Internship Programs
Whether you are looking for a new career or fine tuning your canine handler skills, GK9PG welcomes all eligible transitioning Service Members to apply for canine handler internships and the opportunity to excel as a professional K9 handler. GK9PG offers this as a path for the Service Member to gain the required skills that are necessary to become a certified detection K9 handler. Service Members will receive a canine handler internship certification upon completion of the course.
GK9PG is a veteran led organization and a designated military friendly employer, with military veterans making up over 35 percent of our nationwide workforce. Veterans and seasoned career canine professionals manage all levels of training, implementation and operations to ensure Service Members receive transitional support alongside GK9PG’s industry leading training and certification programs.
No internships currently available. To view regular employment opportunities, go to our careers page linked below:
GK9PG is a proud supporter of the DoD SkillBridge and Army Career Skills Programs
For Service members SkillBridge provides an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas. Service members participating in SkillBridge receive their military compensation and benefits, and industry partners provide the training and work experience. Separating Service members can be granted up to 180 days of permissive duty to focus solely on training full-time after unit commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) provides written authorization and approval.
The Army CSP program helps prepare Soldiers for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships, and employment skills training up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army. Soldiers are eligible to participate in one Army CSP up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army and after completion of the mandatory 5-day SFL-TAP workshop. The use of permissive temporary duty (PTDY) to attend a CSP more than 50 miles away from the Soldier’s duty station may be granted at the Commander’s discretion.