June 17, 2013
Research Interns, Farm Animals—Humane Society International
The Humane Society International—Farm Animals (HSI—FA) department works to move animal agriculture industries away from systems and practices that cause enormous suffering to the billions of animals raised and killed for meat, eggs, and milk, while influencing policy-making bodies, scientific and governmental leaders, and corporations through research, engagement, and partnerships with other stakeholders. HSI—FA seeks interns (click to view expanded position description) to support the department’s work by carrying out research on factory farming and contributing to our domestic and international white paper libraries.
This internship provides interns with opportunities to develop or hone research and writing skills, to develop or strengthen knowledge of farm animal welfare issues, and to learn how to work within an academic advocacy framework.
Strong intern candidates will meet the following requirements:
- Experience writing term-paper style cited works
- Strong communication and research skills
- Able to work well independently
- Able to retrieve articles from university library preferred
The minimum time commitment is 10 hours per week for 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 can work remotely and may be able to work in our Gaithersburg, Md., office. Remote interns must have access to a computer with Microsoft Word and internet access.
To apply, fill out an application. Note: you will be asked to submit a cover letter, resumé, and brief writing sample with this application.