Job Openings/Internships at AWI
There are no job openings available at this time. Please see our open internship opportunities below.
AWI seeks two legislative interns every fall, spring, and summer. This is a great opportunity for law students, political science students, or anyone with a passion for making a difference in the lives of animals. Interns will assist our government and legal affairs staff in maintaining updated Hill contact lists, delivering documents to and attend meetings with Congressional offices and assisting staff in research; as well as miscellaneous tasks of an administrative nature. No specific academic major is required; however, preferred candidates will have a strong work ethic and be willing to take on any project. Interns may work full-time or part-time and can arrange to receive course credit. Please submit a resume and cover letter, stating why you wish to become an advocate for animals to Chris Heyde at email@example.com. These positions are located in our Capitol Hill office and are unpaid.
FARM ANIMAL INTERNS
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) works to reduce animal suffering and promote the welfare of all animals, including animals in agriculture. As a part of our mission, we promote humane farming systems and work to advance legislative and regulatory efforts to improve the conditions of farm animals. We also administer our own animal care certification program, Animal Welfare Approved, through which we work with scientists and farmers to set the highest farm animal care standards in the country.
Farm animal interns have the opportunity to learn more about advocacy efforts to protect farm animals. Potential responsibilities include research and writing, tracking legislation and regulations, and drafting public policy comments. Projects will cover a range of factory farming issues; the intern will support AWI in its efforts to eliminate harmful on-farm practices, improve conditions during long-distance transport, encourage humane handling at slaughter, and educate the public regarding the meaning of welfare-related claims on food products. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in animal welfare and a background in law, public policy, or animal science.
The internship is located in our Capitol Hill office and is unpaid. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Dena Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILDLIFE LAW & POLICY INTERNS
AWI offers 2-4 on-site internships every fall, spring, and summer for persons enthusiastic about our work to protect wildlife, both terrestrial and aquatic. We also accept up to 5 off-site/remote interns on an ongoing basis.
Applicants must be willing to assist with a myriad of wildlife and marine mammal law and policy issues, including but not limited to drafting legal analyses, public comments, Endangered Species Act listing petitions and legal memos. Projects are diverse; most are ideal for a law school student but students pursuing Masters programs in scientific and/or public policy fields are also encouraged to apply.
To better acquaint yourself with AWI’s work before applying, please visit our wildlife program section. Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Tara Zuardo at email@example.com. Please specify the term you are seeking to intern for (i.e. Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) and whether you are interested in an on-site or remote internship when you apply.
Law students: preference will go to students that have taken or are currently enrolled in any of the following courses: Environmental Law/Litigation/Clinic, Administrative Law, Animal Law, International Environmental Law, Wildlife Law, Public Lands & Resources Law, and/or related coursework. Please indicate whether you are a 1, 2, or 3L when you apply.
SAFE HAVEN PROGRAM INTERNS
Part time intern(s) needed to assist with updating information about “safe haven” programs, i.e., domestic violence (DV) shelters that will also take a victim's pets or help her place them safely. Individuals involved with this project call DV shelters to find out if they provide such services and if so, whether they are on site or referrals. The calling list and a script are provided and calls can be made from one’s home during weekday hours anytime between 9:00 to 5:00. Hours worked per week: negotiable. This project is an important part of an AWI effort to develop a training program and technical assistance network for prosecutors to help them better handle animal abuse/animal fighting prosecutions; this updated information will be made available to them. Interested applicants email Mary Lou Randour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARK FIN CAMPAIGN INTERN
Part-time or full-time intern(s) needed to assist with updating our popular on-line database of restaurants across the U.S. that sell shark fin soup and other shark products (http://awionline.org/content/restaurants-currently-offering-shark-fin-soup). We are seeking an intern to ensure the list is accurate and up to date. The work will entail online research and telephone calls to restaurants, data entry, and possibly some website maintenance work. Training will be given for all aspects of the work. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Fluency in English is essential. An ability to speak Mandarin and/or Cantonese is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook and Excel is required. Please contact email@example.com for more information, and to apply with resume and cover letter.
MARINE MAMMAL CAMPAIGN INTERN
Part-time or full-time intern(s) needed to assist with AWI's marine mammal programs. The work will entail online and telephonic research, data interpretation and analysis. Training will be given for all aspects of the work. This internship is ideal for environmental sciences or even biology/science students who have an interest in animal welfare, but students pursuing Masters programs in scientific and/or public policy fields are also encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Fluency in English is essential and an ability to speak, read and write Japanese is preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook and Excel is required. Remote interns invited to apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and to apply with resume and cover letter.
Last Updated: March 2014