Become a Fellow
Gain in-depth experience and create a more compassionate future for animals.
Be a Leader
MFA's prestigious fellows work as part of our education department to promote compassionate food choices and policies at their schools. Their goal is to create a future generation of business, cultural, and wealth leaders who oppose the cruelty of factory farming.
For those who qualify, MFA fellowships are the perfect opportunity to gain in-depth experience in grassroots advocacy, network with leaders in the animal protection community, and prepare for a future career working on behalf of animals. Fellowships require a 40-hour commitment over the course of a semester, averaging three hours per week.
In addition to valuable career training and leadership experience, and the ability to network with leaders in the animal protection field, fellows are provided a $500 stipend and given priority consideration for internships and paid staff positions at Mercy For Animals.
All fellows are provided with materials and guidance from Mercy For Animals, and are connected with fellows at other universities for networking and information sharing.
A select number of MFA fellowships are offered on a per-semester basis for students at the following schools. Students at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, law, and business) are accepted.
- Brown University
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- Harvard University
- Howard University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Morehouse College
- University of Pennsylvania
- Princeton University
- Spelman College
- Stanford University
- Yale University
- Oxford University (United Kingdom)
- Cambridge University (United Kingdom)
MFA fellows' work includes the following:
- Distributing vegan advocacy booklets and vegetarian dining guides on campus
- Gathering pledges from other students to take part in the Meatless Monday campaign, and communicating with pledgers
- Stocking and maintaining Vegetarian Starter Guide stands on campus
- Submitting letters to the editor and op-ed pieces to campus newspapers
- Hosting well-known speakers for on-campus lectures
- Screening films
- High degree of motivation, creativity, organizational skills, and detail-orientation
- Strong work ethic
- Solid communication skills, including proficient writing skills
- Dedication to the mission and objectives of Mercy For Animals
- Ability to receive and lift boxes weighing 20-30 lbs.