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Come work side by side with our amazing team to change the world for farmed animals. Leave with the experience and connections you need for a career in animal protection.

Compassion Into Action

Have you ever dreamed of having a job where you got to save animals every day?  That dream is about to become a reality.

If you’re passionate about helping farmed animals and want to work with the best in the business, we want you on our team. Limited intern and volunteer campaign assistant spots are available in our West Hollywood and Chicago offices. Free housing is provided in West Hollywood.

Click below to read more and apply for our legal or education intern positions.

Legal Department Internships

Legal Department Internships

We love our legal interns, and they play a crucial role in our work to protect farmed animals.

As an intern, you’ll work directly under our general counsel, Vandhana Bala, to conduct research on federal, state, and local laws, draft memoranda, review footage from undercover investigations, write blog posts on legal issues in farmed animal protection, and research agricultural industry standards and practices. You’ll leave with exposure to emerging fields of law, hands-on experience in investigations, litigation, and corporate governance, and connections that could help you land a career in animal protection.

The Details

Internships are available to second- and third-year law students only. During the summer, limited full-time internships are available in our West Hollywood office. Free housing and a weekly stipend of $50 are provided. During the school year, part-time internships are available in West Hollywood and from remote locations. Application deadlines are July 1 for fall positions, November 1 for spring positions, and February 1 for summer positions.

We require at least a one-month commitment. Training will be provided by Mercy For Animals and prior experience is not required. You’ll be expected to dress neatly and to refrain from consuming animal products in the MFA office and intern house.

Ready?

If you’ve got what it takes to intern with our legal team,

If you have questions, please refer to our legal internship FAQ.

Education Department Internships

Education Department Internships

Interns and volunteer campaign assistants are the backbone of MFA’s grassroots advocacy work. We want you on our team!

As an intern, you’ll work directly under our intern coordinators, Sarah Von Alt (West Hollywood) and Mikael Nielsen (Chicago), to distribute pro-vegan leaflets, host video screenings, draft blog posts, conduct research, staff outreach tables, and build supporter relationships through social media. You’ll leave with hands-on experience in vegan advocacy, grassroots outreach, and nonprofit administration, and connections that could help you land a career in animal protection.

The Details

Limited full-time and part-time positions are available year-round in our West Hollywood and Chicago locations. Free housing is available for full-time positions in West Hollywood. You must be at least 16 years old to apply, and we require at least a one-month commitment. Please apply a month or more before you’d like to start.

Training will be provided by MFA and prior experience is not required. You’ll be expected to dress neatly and to refrain from consuming animal products in the MFA office and intern house. Interns receive school credit, while volunteer campaign assistants do not, but otherwise these positions are identical.

Ready?

If you’ve got what it takes to intern with our education department,

If you have questions, please refer to our education internship FAQ.

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