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The Humane Society of the United States employs passionate animal lovers dedicated to furthering our mission to fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name.

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About us

Founded in 1954, the Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s most effective animal protection organization. Together with millions of supporters, our deep roster of world-class animal and industry experts take on the fur trade, puppy mills, factory farms, cosmetics animal testinginhumane hunting practices, cruelty and neglect, pet homelessness and more.

We’re animal caregivers and plant-based chefs, technology specialists and maintenance technicians, scientists and veterinarians, communications strategists and accountants, attorneys and policy experts, graphic designers and project managers and more, fighting for all animals.

Our Values

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Meredith Lee
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Meredith Lee

Our organizational culture

It’s only through human efforts that we can achieve our vision of a humane society for all animals. Through organization-wide surveys and employee advisory committees, our staff members collaborate with senior leadership on culture improvements. We hold ourselves accountable for those improvements through regular, anonymous staff surveys that measure global benchmarks of healthy organizational cultures.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Our robust and ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts reflect our belief that recognizing how animal cruelty and exploitation intersects with other deeply rooted societal injustices makes us better advocates for animals. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Our DEI committee and DEI leadership team apply this lens to our programs, policies and hiring and promoting practices.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome qualified applicants of any age, race, national origin, religion or belief, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, family or parental status, disability or veteran status.

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Meredith Lee

Our benefits and perks

We empower our employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

  • Physical health: Health insurance, dental and vision plans; life and disability benefits; health and dependent care flexible spending accounts; health savings account.
  • Company wellness program: Earn rewards* by completing wellness activities and participating in challenges.
  • Mental health: Free access to Talkspace, an online therapy platform; Employee Assistance Program; mental health and mindfulness webinars.
  • Financial health: Competitive, equitable salaries; traditional and Roth 401(k) plans with employer match; life insurance, AD&D insurance; WMATA SmartBenefits program for DC employees.
  • Paid time off: PTO starting at four weeks; holidays (plus floating holidays) and bereavement; voluntary leave donation program.
  • Pet-friendly: Paid pet bereavement and Pawternity leave (paid time off after adopting a pet); Pets in the Workplace program.
  • Work from home: Telework and remote work opportunities.
  • Personal and professional development: Variety of professional training opportunities; tuition reimbursement.
  • Family-friendly: Family expansion leave; extended family medical leave.

*Rewards and benefits will vary by country.

Meet your future colleagues

Learn some of the reasons why people love working here!

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Smrithi Prabhu

Senior philanthropy officer, Philanthropy
"The HSUS’s healthy work-life balance is very important to me as the mother of two young kids."

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Rachel Stern

Senior graphic designer, Brand and Visuals
"Everyone is supportive, professional and so dedicated to the work we do to help animals. I’m just so proud of everything I do here."

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Andre Temoney

Senior director, production, Marketing Operations
"I like that my role interacts across multiple communication channels with colleagues who care deeply about animal welfare issues."

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Maxine Young

Specialist, Humane Policy Volunteer Leader Program
"Helping to pass Prop 12 in California in 2017 and seeing it pass was a really proud moment; proud of myself for helping make a difference, but proud to be part of such a successful team and organization."

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Tanja McGee

Senior Director, Human Resources Business Partnerships
"I like that my role supports employees in the organization—who, in turn, work very hard to drive positive change for animals around the world.”

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Christi Gilbreth

Senior Coordinator, Outreach and Development, Black Beauty Ranch
"Every day brings a new adventure that keeps me on my toes. It’s our privilege to be able to give these animals a second chance ... a life as close to the wild as we can give."


Hone your skills and learn how to fight for all animals by becoming an intern at the Humane Society of the United States. Browse our current list of internship opportunities and if you don’t see the right opportunity for you, be sure to check back periodically for new listings.

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The Humane Society of the United States, and its family of organizations, embraces volunteers as essential partners in our lifesaving work. We engage volunteers in supporting staff at every level to amplify our efforts to create a more humane society. We welcome and respect our volunteers' unique identities, diverse backgrounds and experiences to build an inclusive animal welfare movement. We believe everyone can help fight for all animals!

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The Humane Society of the United States and its consolidated affiliates are equal opportunity employers. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital or parental status, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics. All EEO materials applicable to U.S. employees can be found at the U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. EEO laws do not apply for those employed outside the U.S. or its territories; however, each non-U.S. affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States complies with all applicable equal opportunity and anti-discrimination laws in force in its country of incorporation and in the countries where it has employees. The Humane Society of the United States is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.