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Regional Interns, State Affairs

The State Affairs department, which ensures state directors provide local assistance and resources to celebrate all animals and protect them from cruelty all across the country, is looking for regional interns (click to view position description). Interns will gain experience with and knowledge of animal protection issues and policy at the national and state level in the State Affairs department while assisting the Regional Director in carrying out state-specific research.

Interns will have the opportunity to strengthen communication, time management, and organizational skills; improve writing, research, data compilation, and editing abilities; foster a deeper understanding of state legislatures across the country; and learn about The HSUS.

This internship is ideal for law, political science, and public policy students or anyone with a passion for making the difference in the lives of animals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Complete state-specific research on state legislatures within a given territory
  • Perform outreach to animal shelters within the region to assist with relationship building, and develop contact list
  • Assist with online research and commentary, letter writing (letters to the editor, writing to local businesses, etc.), and working with social media
  • Assist with administrative tasks such as updating and preparing spreadsheets

Strong intern applicants meet the following requirements:

  • Must currently be attending college or have a bachelor’s degree
  • Strong reading, writing, critical thinking, research, attention to detail, and editing skills
  • Eagerness to learn about a variety of animal protection issues
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and possess problem-solving capability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database-entry

The time commitment is 10-12 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. This internship is unpaid; however, course credit can be arranged.

Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability. Interns work primarily from home. There may be an opportunity to work in the field for outreach or signature-gathering purposes.

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Note: You'll be asked to submit a cover letter and résumé with the application.

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