Job Category:

Puppy Mills Initiative


Pay: TBD

Full Job Description

The Legal Advocacy Department seeks a dedicated and passionate intern to, under direct supervision, provide assistance on key projects necessary to further the goals of the Puppy Mills Initiative. The intern will become familiar with the role that the Department plays in:

  • Influencing new and enforcing existing legislation, regulations, and polices that restrict availability and accessibility of commercially bred dogs;
  • Increasing protections for and accountability to dogs in puppy industry, and;
  • Through public education efforts, decreasing the desirability of and acquisition of cruelly bred dogs and increasing intolerance for cruelly bred dogs.

This is a remote-based position that can be performed from a home office anywhere in the country.

Responsibilities:

Interns could be given the opportunity to:

  • Conduct research on a variety of topics related to puppy mills as assigned by her/his supervisor
  • Draft and edit fact sheets, reports and communication for internal and external audiences
  • Monitor and share relevant news, articles and publications
  • Identify sources relevant public records /data and draft record requests
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attend strategy and staff meetings, as needed

Animal protection professionals will mentor the interns.

Internship Structure

The internship is anticipated to begin in April 2021. The duration of each internship position is flexible and will be determined on case-by-case basis. Generally:

  • 8–12 weeks, 20 hours/week preferred
  • At the will and sole discretion of the ASPCA

Pay

The internship will be paid.

Housing

Housing is the responsibility of the Intern.

Deadline

February 21, 2021.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional Information

All Interns will be required to sign our Work Study/Internship Agreement and review our Internship Handbook by the official start date of the engagement.

To Apply

(1) A cover letter describing your specific interest in the position

(2) A copy of your resume

Qualifications:Ability to positively engage with internal and external stakeholders, Ability to set priorities to meet deadlines effectively, Ability to work independently, A strong desire to improve the world for animals, Enthusiasm for advocacy, Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, High level of organization and attention to detail

Language:English

Education and Work Experience:Bachelors

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

Please don’t forget to attach your resume and cover letter to complete your application.

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