animal advocacy course


Join the waiting list for our Introduction to Animal Advocacy online course




This online course will walk you through some of the key points to helping animals through your career, which is one of the highest positive impact things you can do in your life.

​It will provide you with information on the animal advocacy community and the diverse and exciting career opportunities that are available.

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In this cohort, you will be taking the course together with other aspiring animal advocates and be part of a group where you’ll be able to discuss your ideas and meet like-minded people.


Learning with others is much more powerful. You will not feel alone anymore — you will feel supported and might even create good friendships or lasting professional connections. Past participants have told us that they’ve found it really motivating to complete the course alongside a cohort like this!


If you take part in this cohort with us, we estimate that you’re about three times as likely to finish the course than if you try to complete it on your own.

At the end of this course, we expect that you will be bursting with ideas of career paths that would enable you to help animals effectively and would be highly fulfilling.

What’s more, it will provide you with the knowledge that you need to start working out which career path will enable you to maximise your positive impact for animals. You will be supported to use this knowledge in creating a career plan and working out which actions you should take next.

The deadline to apply is September 18, but the sooner you sign up, the sooner you can start meeting your cohort peers!


Our study suggests that participating in the course makes you more likely to change your career plans and start working in a relevant job, such as an animal advocacy nonprofit. Here’s what past participants have to say:

“The course opened my eyes up to how you can view animal advocacy as a career and not just volunteering or something you care about. I didn’t realise that a career in animal advocacy could be so well thought out and that this could increase your impact so much!”

Charlie Wilson

“I learned much more than expected about the movement, with regards to the scale of the problem, donations, and campaign effectiveness. But I also got a lot from the career strategy; it helped me to realise that I don’t have to quit my job and work in a sanctuary!”

Babs Imrie

“This course is a great starting point to anyone interested in getting more involved in animal advocacy. You are sure to learn something new, connect with some amazing like-minded people, and find direction and confidence to grow in your animal advocacy journey.”

Candice Blom


The online course will be split over nine weeks (or more, if you choose optional additions), with each online session taking an hour or two to complete. The sessions are:

  • Why farmed animals?

  • What does the farmed animal movement look like today?

  • Which interventions should we focus on?

  • How can you donate effectively?

  • How can you have a career that helps animals effectively?

  • How can you test your personal fit?

  • Can you help animals?

  • How much have you learned? (Test)

  • What are your next steps? Planning your career

After the course, we will also provide some follow-up contact and support to help you implement your plans.

After finishing the course, you will also get a certificate of completion from Animal Advocacy Careers!

Don’t miss this opportunity to start building your career in animal advocacy.

By completing this form, you agree to participate fully in the course (9-25 hours, over 9-17 weeks, depending on the options you choose) and to complete the follow-up surveys that are sent to you (5 to 20 minutes total).

We expect that this application form will take 5 to 20 minutes to complete. At the end, we'll provide you with the link to get started on the course itself.

We encourage you to use a permanent, personal email address to complete this form, rather than using a work or student email address, or you might lose access to this course.


If you have any questions about the course or are having troubles signing up, please email

If you think that this course sounds too “introductory” for you, you may find the information on our careers advice page more helpful, which includes skills profiles about specific career paths and skillsets.