January 5, 2017
*Currently accepting Summer 2017 applications.*
Our Campaigns department has an opportunity for food policy interns (click to view expanded position description). Campaigns educates the public about animal issues, advocates for strong legislation and public policies to protect them, partners with corporations on behalf of animal-friendly policies and investigates cases of animal cruelty.
Interns in this role learn about our Farm Animal Protection Campaign and gain experience and knowledge through the study of farm animal-related issues and advocacy with a particular emphasis on institutional outreach in regards to plant-based foods and programs. The interns will also have the opportunity to attend monthly Campaigns department meetings, morning briefings, educational presentations, documentary viewings, and other Farm Animal Protection Campaign meetings as scheduled.
Interns will be able to gain a deeper understanding of farm animal protection advocacy and how it intersects with the issues of animal welfare, factory farming, humane eating, the broader animal agricultural industry, animal protection legislation, and institutional outreach regarding plant-based initiatives.
Responsibilities and projects include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with outreach, including contacting schools about Meatless Monday and Food Forward events
- Assist with finding suitable venues to facilitate our Meatless Monday and Food Forward events
- Make phone calls to HSUS members to support legislation
Strong intern applicants meet the following requirements:
- Strong reading, writing, and research skills
- Must have the capacity to cope with emotional situations of animal abuse
- Must have interpersonal skills and be professional
- Attentve to detail
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel), strong familiarity with the Internet and online research tools
- Basic knowledge of farm animal protection issues; suggested reading for background information: www.FarmAnimalWelfare.org
The internship time commitment is 30 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks; a reduced schedule might be considered. This internship offers minimum wage.
International interns are solely responsible for obtaining any required visas.
Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability. The internship is located in our Gaithersburg, Md., office.
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Note: You’ll be asked to submit a cover letter and résumé with the application.
Article source: HSUS