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.
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-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.
-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.
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.