Please apply using this link: http://volunteers.humanesociety.org/index.php?section=volunteerOpportunities&action=view&fwID=550
Please submit a cover letter (note your preferred start and end dates in your letter) and résumé with your application. Currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. Thank you.
The Federal Affairs Department, which handles all federal legislation and regulatory issues for the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), is seeking interns (click to view expanded position description). Interns have the opportunity to hone research and writing skills, strengthen communication and networking skills, use skills to address real-world issues involving regulatory and legislative issues.
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.
Some responsibilities and projects include:
- Conduct non-legal research and writing
- Attend (in person or remotely) hearings, briefings, and meetings on Capitol Hill as required, and prepare reports for staff
- Assist staff in mobilizing membership on key legislative initiatives
- Assist staff in tracking legislation
- Assist with administrative tasks such as updating and preparing Excel spreadsheets, proofreading, assembling folders for lobby visits, preparing mailings, etc.
Strong intern applicants have a passion for making a difference in the lives of animals and meet the following requirements:
- Must either be currently enrolled in college or graduate school, or have attained a bachelor’s degree
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Superior research skills and able to read and understand academic material
- Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
- Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, strong familiarity with the Internet and online research tools, and basic knowledge of social media
- Basic knowledge of Humane Society Legislative Fund
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. Some long days and/or weekend work may be necessary.
This internship is unpaid; however, we offer our interns a metro card to cover commuting costs and course credit can be arranged if applicable. Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.
Please note: This role is based in our Washington, D.C. office; however, depending on future site limitations/closures due to Coronavirus, the role may need to be performed remotely/from home.