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January 13, 2014

Equine Protection Intern

The Equine Protection department, which includes a broad range of initiatives to encourage humane, responsible horse ownership and address the worst cruelties suffered by equines, is seeking an intern (click to view expanded position description).

The intern will gain experience researching and performing outreach to support the ongoing campaigns in the department against horse slaughter and soring. The intern will also have the opportunity to set project goals and track the projects’ successes. The intern will also have the opportunity to strengthen communication, writing, research, data compilation, and editing skills, gain a deeper understanding of the issues affecting horses, and learn about horse protection advocacy and how it intersects with the issues of public policy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Research horse-related issues related to Equine Department’s Slaughter and Soring campaigns
  • Perform outreach to the equine community
  • Attend and participate in regularly-scheduled department meetings as well as policy-specific meetings that focus on horse slaughter and soring

Strong intern applicants meet the following requirements:

  • Proficiency using the Internet and Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong communication and organizational skills; attentive to detail
  • Basic research skills
  • Basic knowledge of equine issues preferred

The internship time commitment is 20 hours/week for 12 weeks. Intern must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability. The position is located in our Gaithersburg, Md., office.

To apply, fill out an application. Note: you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resumé with this application.

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