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May 28, 2014

Rural Development Interns—Outreach and Engagement

The Rural Development and Outreach program celebrates traditional farmers and ranchers who live up to such standards—for the sake of animals, the land, and local communities. The program facilitates the connection of these farmers and ranchers to consumers who share humane values.

We have an opportunity for interns (click to view position description) to learn how to successfully research materials surrounding the current movement in our food and farming arenas. Interns will perform research and prepare reports on a number of areas including current trends in the local food movement, the vertically integrated system of industrialized agriculture, and the growing demand for farm-to-school programs.

Interns will gain insight into the relationship of rural development to the broader mission of The HSUS, learn about sustainable agriculture and have access to experienced professionals in the fields of rural development and sustainable agriculture.

Strong intern candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Desire to learn about rural development and sustainable agriculture
  • Able to work well independently and use good judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in online and other research methods
  • Previous experience in a non-profit organization or animal protection/advocacy organization a plus

The role requires a commitment of 15-20 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks. Interns may arrange to receive course credit. Interns 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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