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February 27, 2015

Legislative Interns, Federal Affairs

The Federal Affairs Department, which handles all federal legislation and regulatory issues for The HSUS, is seeking interns (click to view expanded position description) to help with key projects necessary to the furtherance of our goals.

Interns have the opportunity to hone research and writing skills, strengthen effective verbal communication and networking skills, to use skills to address real-world issues relating to animal protection legislation, gain greater understanding of the federal legislative process and current laws and policy as they relate to animals, practice effective time management and develop grassroots advocacy experience.

This is a great option for law students, political science students, or anyone with a passion for making a difference in the lives of animals.

Responsibilities and projects include:

  • Assist with research and writing projects
  • Assist staff with maintenance of updated Hill contact lists
  • Deliver documents to congressional offices and help mobilize membership on key legislative initiatives
  • Attend hearings, briefings, and meetings on Capitol Hill and prepare reports for staff

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

  • Interns must currently be enrolled in college or have at minimum a bachelor's degree
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be eager to learn and take on projects
  • Have strong communication skills and demonstration of a particular interest in animal protection issues
  • Must possess strong research and critical thinking skills

The minimum time commitment is 28 hours per week for 12 weeks, however a part-time schedule will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some long days and/or weekend work may be necessary.

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.

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