Wild Animal Initiative

Our mission is to research, raise awareness, and reduce the suffering of animals. Wild Animal Initiative publishes research on wild animal welfare, and works to build welfare biology as an academic field.

In 2019, we are prioritizing research and outreach. Our research focus is prioritization within wild animal welfare, and understanding the cost-effectiveness of near-term interventions to improve wild animal welfare. Our outreach focus is academic field-building with an emphasis on early career scientists interested in welfare biology.

Wild Animal Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Donations are tax-deductible in the United States.

Wild Animal Initiative Remote
Apr 07, 2019
Intern
This Internship is a temporary employment internship with Wild Animal Initiative. The Intern will assist researchers with their work, work on original research projects, such as literature reviews, and provide technical feedback during the review process for research. The position is a remote, part-time position. The Research Intern will report to an assigned Researcher. This position is a paid internship. Hours expected per week 5-10. Duration dependent on availability of intern, preferred 8-10 weeks. The wage range for this role is $23-$25 / hour, depending on experience and location. Wild Animal Initiative offers a competitive wage, flexible working hours, and significant opportunities for creative research into wild animal issues. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant research and writing samples in PDF. Wild Animal Initiative provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.   Responsibilities -Contribute to research projects within the Wild Animal Initiative research agenda. -Contribute to the wild animal suffering citation library. -Conduct research on prioritization and other foundational topics within the welfare biology space -Provide technical expertise during review process of Wild Animal Initiative’s publication cycle. -Conduct additional projects at manager’s discretion.   Qualifications -Background (current student or previous degree) in biology, ecology, zoology, or other related fields. -Strong writing and qualitative research skills. -Strong understanding of issues related to wild animal suffering and the effective altruism movement. -Strong alignment with Wild Animal Initiative’s mission.
Wild Animal Initiative Remote
Apr 07, 2019
Intern
The Communications & Outreach Intern will report to the Communications & Outreach Manager, Chloë Cudaback and will be responsible for tasks assigned under this department. These tasks will vary, but may include outreach research, social media content creation, Nature Ethics blog writing, and other tasks as assigned. There will also be a project component that is open to discussion depending on intern interests and skills. This position is a paid internship. Hours expected per week 5-10. Duration dependent on availability of intern, preferred 8-10 weeks. The wage range for this role is $23-$25 / hour, depending on experience and location. Wild Animal Initiative offers flexible working hours and a unique experience working in the most neglected area of animal advocacy. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn URL by May 1st, 2019. Wild Animal Initiative provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.   Responsibilities Complete weekly tasks as assigned by Communications & Outreach Manager. Maintain professional and consistent communication with supervisor and other necessary contacts. Be mindful of representation of Wild Animal Initiative and our values. Develop and complete a project that contributes to the awareness of wild animal welfare issues. Be open to new ideas and ways of addressing wild animal welfare issues.   Qualifications Undergraduate student preferred: social science, communications, english, business or public. administration, environmental studies/science, or another relevant field. Understanding of animal welfare issues. Alignment with Wild Animal Initiative’s mission and interest in wild animal issues. Comfort working remotely. Ability to communicate effectively in written form. High motivation to build skills and learn new programs.