Overview

WHO WE ARE
The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change. The Humane League fosters a high-energy culture of teamwork and mission-driven problem solving, and we have earned recognition as Top Charity from Animal Charity Evaluators for all of their rating periods. The Humane League seeks a Fellow with a legal background who wants to gain experience in animal law, research, writing, and analysis skills. The Fellow will research the laws in each of the 50 states and at the federal level and provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of those laws.

This is a short term, remote opportunity, allowing you to work from the comfort of your home. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States and must not now or in the future require sponsorship for employment-based visa status.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY
Take on real-world challenges that positively impact the lives of animals.

Gain extensive professional development and skillbuilding for career advancement.

Career mentorship and collaboration with like-minded professionals.

Experience the work culture of THL and learn about remote animal advocacy work.

Training in the use of project management and office productivity tools, including Google Suite, Slack, and Asana

Professional references; connection to a cohort of Fellows and THL staff

Gain and improve legal research, writing, and analysis skills.

Gain a clear understanding of the legal landscape for farm animals in the United States.

Gain experience working with an in house legal department.

Fellows will be compensated with a $4,500 stipend with successful completion of project benchmarks and engagement in training.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
Research existing and proposed state and federal laws that pertain to farm animals.

Analyze existing and proposed state and federal laws that pertain to farm animals.

Prepare written memos or other documents that provide an overview and analysis of existing and proposed laws.

QUALIFICATIONS
Strong applicants will demonstrate:

Law student or recent law graduate

Legal research and writing skills

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Outstanding organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail

Strong capacity to take initiative, work independently, and follow through to execute on project ideas

Willingness to take direction and embrace a collaborative spirit

You must be available for the entirety of the Fellowship term: August 31 to December 18, 2020.

Must be 18 years of age or over, have a high school diploma, GED, or college diploma.

*Please note, this application closes on July 30, 2021.

At The Humane League (THL), animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.

You agree that the Fellowship does not create an “employment” relationship under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) or any other definition, and the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime provisions do not apply. This Fellowship does not replace or displace any employee of The Humane League, and The Humane League does not derive an immediate advantage from the activities performed by you.

EEOC Statement

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status.

The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email People Operations (rhw@thehumaneleague.org) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.