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ANIMAL ADVOCACY JOBS IN GOVERNMENT, POLICY, LOBBYING, OR LEGAL

Our job board connects you to exciting animal nonprofit jobs with high potential for helping animals. 

See all roles in a spreadsheet here.

Note: if you select "worldwide" on the country filter, only jobs with the location defined to "worldwide" will appear. For jobs available only in your country, please do a new search with your country selected.

19 results found

UK Animal and Plant Health Agency

Head of VETQAS Proficiency Testing (ID570)

UK Animal and Plant Health Agency

United Kingdom

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

1 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

On-site

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

Senior management

£52,120 - £58,540

26/02/24

Date added:

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Senior Policy Advisor

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

United Kingdom

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

3 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

On-site

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

£39,439 - £47,039

26/02/24

Date added:

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Agricultural Supply Chain Adjudicator

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

United Kingdom

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

6 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

On-site

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

£75,000

26/02/24

Date added:

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Evidence Specialist (Higher Executive Officer)

UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

United Kingdom

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

4 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

On-site

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

Senior management

£32,136 - £38,551

26/02/24

Date added:

The Humane League

Associate Counsel

The Humane League

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

1 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

Remote

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

$88,597 - $103,363 USD

18/02/24

Date added:

Animal Defenders International

Public Policy Specialist

Animal Defenders International

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Rolling

Deadline:

Campaigns, corporate engagement, or volunteer management

Full-time: 

Yes

Hybrid

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

Middle or junior management

$65,000–$75,000

30/01/24

Date added:

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Pro Bono Program Summer 2024 Clerkship

Animal Legal Defense Fund

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

18 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

Remote

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

$20/ hour

21/01/24

Date added:

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Legislative Affairs Program Summer 2024 Clerkship

Animal Legal Defense Fund

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

18 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

Remote

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

$20/ hour

21/01/24

Date added:

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Managing Attorney (Litigation Program)

Animal Legal Defense Fund

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

5 March 2024

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

Remote

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

$119,002

21/01/24

Date added:

Animal Defenders International

Public Policy Specialist

Animal Defenders International

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Rolling

Deadline:

Campaigns, corporate engagement, or volunteer management

Full-time: 

Yes

Hybrid

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

Middle or junior management

$65,000–$75,000

21/01/24

Date added:

Humane Society Legislative Fund

Senior Specialist, Legislative, HSLF

Humane Society Legislative Fund

United States (Washington, DC)

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Rolling

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

On-site

Paid: 

Yes

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

$85,000 - $100,000

27/12/23

Date added:

Animal Welfare Institute

Farmed Animal Law and Policy Interns

Animal Welfare Institute

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Rolling

Deadline:

Full-time: 

Yes

Optional

Paid: 

No

Mgmt responsibilities: 

None

Not paid

04/12/23

Date added:

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Notes

There are many different ways that people can help animals over the course of their career, including:

  • Working at food companies,

  • Working in government and policy,

  • Working in advocacy,

  • Working in research,

  • Working to earn money and donate to nonprofits,

  • Working in direct animal care.

 

In this job board, we focus on a narrow sub-section of jobs in animal welfare and animal jobs: roles at highly impact-focused animal advocacy nonprofits.

 

This narrow focus is for practical reasons, not because we are less optimistic about other types of animal protection jobs. We are updating the job board weekly.

If you are interested in listing a role on our job board, please submit your request here.

 

As a small, new organisation, we have limited time to monitor job opportunities. We list animal jobs at the organisations where we have some reason to expect that the role has an unusually high impact potential for animals.

 

For thinking about whether a specific job is the right opportunity for you — and for animals — we recommend you read our careers advice and we advise anyone applying to any role listed here to use the application process to see if the role is a good working environment for them. 

We make no representations or guarantees about the positions listed and are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of employment.

For other career paths, here are some resources you might be interested in:

 

  • On donations, see the “What is fundraising in animal advocacy like in practice” section of our skills profile on fundraising, plus 80,000 Hours’ article on  “Why and how to earn to give.” The best specific job boards will depend on the industries you are interested in.

  • On government and policy, see our skills profile on “Politics, policy, and lobbying,” especially the “useful resources” section, though you will have to look at job websites specific to your country.

  • On research in academia, see 80,000 Hours’ article on “academic research.” There are many academic job boards (e.g.), though you will likely have a clearer idea of the best opportunities after pursuing a relevant PhD.

  • On food companies, see the job boards by the Good Food Institute80,000 Hours, and jobs.cell.ag. Unfortunately, none of these boards covers all of the promising job opportunities in this space, so we recommend that you also follow specific companies that you are excited about, e.g. from GFI’s company database.

  • If you're interested in animal sanctuary jobs, including jobs with animals and some opportunities relating to broader education or advocacy, see the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries' job board.

  • If you’re getting started on careers that help animals, our animal advocacy course with certification will help you understand the key considerations in this area and help you plan your next steps.

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