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ASPCA Government Relations InternshipBookmark This
600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Posted: August 01 2016
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DescriptionThe ASPCA seeks dedicated and passionate Government Relations interns to, under
direct supervision, provide assistance on key projects necessary to the furtherance of our
goals and will become familiar with the role that the Department plays in legislative and
policy work. These internships are based out of our Washington D.C. office.
Interns will be given opportunities to:
• Help to mobilize the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade membership on key initiatives
• Aid in tracking the existence and movement of administrative regulations and
laws pertaining to animals;
• Draft letters and other documents and conduct legal and issue research to assist
regulatory, federal and state efforts;
• Attend Capitol Hill events, such as hearings and briefings; attend and/or help
organize coalition meetings; and local events;
• Respond to information requests from ASPCA constituents;
• Serve as office liaison for traveling and remote staff members;
• Attend strategy and staff meetings;
• Assist with miscellaneous office tasks and projects as needed.
This internship is structured as a learning or work study program and can be the basis for
credit at the undergraduate or graduate school level. Students will be mentored by
professional lobbyists and attorneys.
Course credit/work study credit is encouraged and can be arranged if eligible. If not
receiving academic credit for the internship, internship pay is $10/hour
Internship credit hours (if applicable) can be awarded for completion of the full internship
program. The intern is responsible for arranging this with the school.
RequirementsStudents currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, veterinary or law study, who
have an interest in pursuing a career working in animal welfare, public policy, political
science, law, or other relevant field. Recent graduates may also be considered.
A successful candidate will display the following qualities:
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team;
• High level of organization and attention to detail;
• Ability to set priorities to meet deadlines effectively;
• A strong sense of professionalism;
• Enthusiasm for advocacy;
• An intense desire to improve the lives of animals.
SkillsRequired - Microsoft Word, Communication Skills, Legislative Research, Legislative Affairs, Organizational Excellence
Preferred - Excel