About the Role
Economics Research Internship
(flexible term: three to six months, up to 25 hours per week)
Remote in the United States
Mercy For Animals, a leading international nonprofit working to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system, seeks internship candidates to develop and apply skills in an animal protection nonprofit committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Competitive candidates are effective communicators with demonstrated leadership skills, a growth mindset, and a strong commitment to animal advocacy.
Mercy For Animals’ U.S. paid internship program is a short-term opportunity open to students and entry-level or transitioning applicants.
We know that to achieve our goals and realize our vision, we need diverse perspectives, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds, to help us expand and elevate our efforts as a united front.
We are recruiting for paid internships to ensure we move beyond our immediate network and honor our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a robust animal protection movement and organization. We strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized communities to apply.
As an intern on the research team at Mercy For Animals, you will gain invaluable experience and participate in the following:
Data analysis and report writing
Applications of economic theory to animal welfare
Understanding the market for animal products and plant-based alternatives
Analyzing the animal agriculture industry
Quantifying the impact of animal welfare legislation
We are looking for mission-aligned candidates with interest in key elements of our work:
Economics of farmed animal welfare valuation
Economics of higher-welfare animal products
Promotion of plant-based eating
Market structure of animal agriculture
Dataset construction and analysis
Interns are paid an hourly rate of $17.31 to $20.00, depending on education or experience, and given consistent weekly feedback. Additionally, interns will have opportunities to collaborate with other Mercy For Animals team members and grow their professional networks. Students may also work with their institutions to obtain academic credit.