Wildlife Policy Interns

internship - full time, unpaid

Humane Society of the United States
Gaithersburg, MD
Closed
Posted 28 Days ago
Humane Society of the United States
Gaithersburg, MD
internship - full time, unpaid
Posted 28 Days ago

Description

Our Wildlife Protection department combats cruelty to wild animals, both captive and free-living, through education, outreach, and advocacy. We have an opportunity for interns (click to view position description) to learn about state and federal wildlife policy, and the animal protection and environmental protection fields. Interns will develop their research, drafting, community outreach and lobbying skills while networking with fellow animal and wildlife protection advocates. This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the nation's leaders in the wildlife protection field.

 

Responsibilities and projects include:

  • Read wildlife-related media and educational materials
  • Research, compile and draft campaign materials
  • Assist with outreach related to wildlife protection issues

Interns are expected to commit to 16-30 hours per week for 10-12 weeks; a reduced schedule would be considered. Interns may arrange to receive course credit. A commuting stipend corresponding to number of days worked (maximum $50/week) is available.

 

Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability. The position is located in our Gaithersburg, Md., office.

Skills

community outreach, wildlife management, research, policy, education, outreach services, lobbying, animal handling, conservation issues, climate change, archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental education, historical research, wildlife conservation

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