NARN 2021-2022 Internship Opportunity
NARN is excited to offer 2021/ 2022 internships to law students, graduate students, and junior/senior undergraduate students who are seeking opportunities in animal law, local and federal legislation and policy, advocacy and activism, and experience working with a small but tenacious nonprofit focusing on animal rights and social justice.
- Current enrollment as a 1L, 2L, 3L, or 4L law student, or,
- Current enrollment as graduate student or junior/senior undergraduate student working towards a degree in public policy, political science, non-profit management, pre-law, biology, social or environmental justice, or other applicable degree relevant to NARN’s work and mission.
- Dedication to animal rights activism or interested in becoming involved in animal rights activism.
- Sincere interest in ethical veganism and advancing animal rights.
- Willingness to accept a variety of assignments.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent research and writing skills.
- Ability to commit through the end of spring semester or spring quarter, 2022.
- Ability to commit to a full-time or part-time schedule.
- Members of racially diverse backgrounds, women, non-binary folx, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with a disability are highly encouraged to apply.
Specific duties may include:
- Tracking rule and comment processes for pressing wildlife-related issues in Washington State, including issues on SEPA pertaining to wolves, whale watching regulations, the 2022 spring bear hunt, cougar hunting, and the city of Seattle’s possible changes to its zoo ordinance.
- Creating a working document detailing planned changes to wildlife, farmed animal, and companion animal laws and regulations in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. Such a document should include all regulatory procedures associated with each planned or potential change, including comment-submission opportunities, scheduled hearings, rulemakings, and other public processes.
- Tracking planned rulemaking within the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- Tracking and researching the University of Washington’s animal lab-testing procedures.
- Creating and presenting a training on the Freedom of Information Act for NARN members and stakeholders.
General duties may include:
- Researching administrative, and/or criminal, and/or tort legal issues, and policy and legislative issues relevant to animal law and animal activism, including identifying potential strategic initiatives that the NARN board may act on to further NARN’s goals and mission.
- Assist in outreach to members and other supporters of NARN regarding actionable opportunities to further animal rights within the Pacific Northwest.
- Help plan NARN’s lobby day for the 2022 legislative session.
- Help draft project pages, email action alerts, and letters to State Representatives and other relevant decision makers.
- Collaborate with NARN board members and committee leaders on issues as needed.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, addressed to Hannah Thompson-Garner. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.