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Policy Associate/Advisor, Terrestrial Wildlife Program

Animal Welfare Institute

Animal Welfare Institute

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal



Remote/On-site (Optional)




Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:


Rolling (extended)

About the Role

We seek a full-time policy associate or policy advisor to join our Terrestrial Wildlife Program team (Program).

This is a new role that expands our Program and presents an exciting opportunity to develop and implement innovative legal, policy, and administrative efforts to protect terrestrial wildlife at local, state, national, and international levels. You will use a broad suite of advocacy tools to advance the Program’s mission to reduce the detrimental impacts of human activities on wild animals.

Our efforts include working to foster humane, nonlethal, science-based solutions to conflicts with wildlife, protect threatened and endangered species and their habitat, and address unsustainable and inhumane global wildlife trade. You will report to the Program’s Director and Senior Attorney, and work with the Program’s attorney, scientists, and other policy advisor as an integral part of an experienced, close-knit, and collaborative team.

About the Organisation

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 whose mission is to alleviate the suffering caused to animals by people. We seek better treatment of animals everywhere—in the wild, in research, in agriculture, in commerce, and in our communities. AWI employs more than 30 staff and consultants located in our headquarters in Washington, DC, and remotely across the United States. AWI is program oriented—more than 90 percent of our budget goes to support our programs to protect terrestrial and marine wildlife, farmed animals, animals in research, and companion animals. We advance our mission through strategically crafted political and legal advocacy, educational programs, litigation, research, and engagement with industry, policymakers, scientists, and other NGOs. AWI is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our culture, policies, and practices.

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