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Intern, Federal Affairs - Regulatory

Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society of the United States


Government, policy, lobbying, or legal







Mgmt responsibilities: 

Animal Charity Evaluators Review: 

Previously recommended


Date posted:


None listed

About the Role

The internship will start in June 2023 and run for approximately 13 weeks

$30.00 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 two Regulatory Interns for its affiliate Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF). As a Regulatory Intern you will foster an understanding of numerous animal protection issues, the legislative and regulatory process, and the work produced by HSLF (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:
* Researching and drafting briefing documents to present at meetings with agency officials, which highlight the important aspects of HSLF issues;
* Conducting legal and non-legal research;
* Completing writing projects on federal regulations;
* Completing miscellaneous tasks of an administrative nature, such as printing documents for meetings and assisting Regulatory Affairs staff with maintaining agency contacts list;
* Attending (in person or remotely) congressional or agency meetings and hearings, and preparing reports for staff.

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.

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