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Outreach and Communications Intern, Humane Society Academy

Humane Society Academy (HSA) offers a variety of development opportunities for professionals, volunteers, and advocates in the field of animal protection, including self-paced and instructor-led courses, certificate programs, and webinars. HSA also oversees circulation of Kind News magazine. Kind News is the humane-themed flagship youth publication of The HSUS.

We have an opportunity for an intern (click to view expanded position description) to learn about outreach in the education field with a specific focus on humane education. The intern will develop his/her communication, research and writing, and community outreach skills while networking with fellow animal protection professionals and volunteers. This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the nation’s leaders in the humane education field.

Responsibilities and projects include:

  • Coordinate marketing outreach related to growth of Kind News readership through research and various communication methods; reach out to community organizations, general public and donors with information related to the magazine and its benefits
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications
  • Support staff in development of resources for youth and educators through gathering, assessing and organizing educational resources and materials
  • Assist with customizing, disseminating and organizing HSA and Kind News responses specific to each program
  • Support HSA staff through other tasks as assigned including updates to ensure accurate and complete information of donor and student accounts

Strong intern applicants have a passion for making a difference in the lives of animals and meet the following requirements:

  • Must have completed some college-level coursework; preferred candidates will have completed at least their sophomore year at a college/university or have equivalent experience
  • Customer service-oriented with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking, research, editing, reading, problem-solving and time management skills

Intern is expected to commit to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks; a reduced schedule would be considered. Intern may arrange to receive course credit. A commuting stipend corresponding to number of days worked (maximum $50/week) is available.

Intern must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability. Work 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. Please indicate the session(s) you're applying for in your cover letter.

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