Farm Animal Law and Policy 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.

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.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcript, and writing sample to Erin Sutherland at erin@awionline.org. Please specify the semester you are seeking to intern for (i.e., summer, fall, or spring). Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis for fall 2022 and spring 2023. All internships will be remote until further notice. Internships are generally unpaid. However, students accepted for a summer position are encouraged to apply for AWI’s Paid Summer Internship Program.

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AWI is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to employment practices that provide equal opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, personal appearance, marital or family status, or other status as protected by applicable state, local, and federal laws. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.

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