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September 15, 2015

Regulatory Intern, Federal Affairs

The Regulatory Affairs section of the Federal Affairs department, which works to support the regulatory goals of The HSUS to ensure that all animals receive the legislative and regulatory protections they deserve, is seeking an intern (click to view expanded position description). The intern will learn about animal protection regulations while assisting with research and data compilation on federal legislation and regulatory issues. The role provides the opportunity to strengthen communication, networking, animal advocacy and diplomacy skills. The intern will learn how research assists policy work for animal protection issues.

Responsibilities and projects include:

  • Research and draft one-two page briefing documents which highlight the important aspects of HSUS issues
  • Assist with legal and non-legal research as well as writing projects on federal regulations
  • Complete some administrative tasks
  • Attend federal legislative or agency meetings and hearings

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

  • Strong interest in animal protection issues
  • Must be a second or third year law student with superior legal research and writing skills
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in English
  • Knowledgeable of and thoroughly experienced with online legal research tools such as Lexis and Westlaw research systems and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Preferably have a background in administrative law, environmental law, or animal law

We are currently accepting applications for the following sessions:

  • Spring 2016 session (deadline to apply is November 1, 2015)
  • Summer 2016 session (deadline to apply is February 1, 2016)

The preferred time commitment is 40 hours per week for 12 weeks (full-time). Part-time schedules are considered, but priority consideration is given to those who can commit to a full-time schedule.

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. Work is located in our Washington, D.C., offices.

Fill out an application now »
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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