About the Role
The internship will start in September 2023 and last for approximately 13 weeks.
$17.50 per hour working 30 hours per week.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Legislative Intern for its affiliate Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF).
As a Legislative Intern you will foster an understanding of numerous animal protection issues, the legislative process, and the work produced by Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) while receiving job training and an educational experience.
Issues include puppy mills, horse soring, horse slaughter, exotic animals, marine mammals, endangered and threatened wildlife, animals used in research, and non-animal research alternatives.
You will be responsible for:
* Conducting non-legal research and writing;
* Attending (in person or remotely) hearings, briefings, and meetings on Capitol Hill as required, and preparing reports for staff;
* Assisting staff in mobilizing membership on key legislative initiatives;
* Assisting staff in tracking legislation;
* Assisting with administrative tasks such as updating and preparing Excel spreadsheets, proofreading, assembling folders for lobby visits, preparing mailings, etc.
About the Organisation
The humane society we envision for animals will also be a better world for people, and it’s only through human efforts that we’ll get where we want to go. Because our advocacy is driven by people, we’re strongest when our people are empowered and valued. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Working with communities and stakeholders around the world, we integrate a wide range of cultural perspectives in our approach to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We recognize and respect the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of all employees are dignified with equitable access to opportunities and an ability to contribute to our mission.