The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food through institutional and individual change. The Humane League Labs (THL Labs) is the research arm of The Humane League, and our mission is to inform advocacy strategies through actionable research on their effectiveness. We are seeking a creative, resourceful and self-motivated Research Fellow to participate and assist in data collection, analysis and reporting for research projects related to farm animal advocacy.
As a fellow, you will:
Contribute to real-world research projects that positively impact the lives of animals.
Develop your professional research skills, and enhance your resume.
Collaborate with animal protection professionals, and build lasting relationships with like-minded activists who share your values.
Experience the work culture of The Humane League, and learn what it’s really like to work within the animal protection movement.
Bring to your work a desire to learn and grow.
Develop well-written and well-documented code to clean, analyze and visualize data gathered in research.
Assist in drafting final reports documenting methodologies, data, analysis and conclusions and revise them in a highly collaborative environment.
Help develop statistical approaches and metrics; evaluate biases and controls in experimental methodology.
Participate in the development of the rationale behind the data analysis; make logical inferences and generate meaningful conclusions from the results.
Participate in the development of creative ideas for future research projects and extensions of existing analyses.
Exemplify a strong commitment to The Humane League’s philosophy and activism methodology.
This fellowship requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week.
The Humane League offers school credit or a paid stipend as compensation for your time. The stipend for this fellowship is $2400.
Must be over 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED, or college diploma.
Comfortable writing clear, testable, well-documented computer code, especially in languages typically used in data science such as R or Python.
An elementary background in statistics and an aptitude for mathematical reasoning.
Ability and willingness to clearly communicate the complexities and subtleties of their work both verbally and in writing.
Familiarity with research methods, scientific principles, and philosophies (e.g., survey methodologies, experiment design, randomized controlled trials, or causal inference from observational data).
Strong analytical skills accompanied by steadfast curiosity and technical creativity.
A disposition that favors evidence-based reasoning and critical thinking.
Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining high quality and accuracy in all research output.
A deep and enduring commitment to high standards of ethics in research including, but not limited to, matters of data use and storage, handling of privileged information, attribution of credit, conflicts of interest, protocol compliance, and correction of errors.
*Please note, this application closes on November 27, 2019.
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.
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 our People Operations team and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
The Humane League is an international nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. We work to reform the way farm animals are treated while also inspiring people to make more compassionate food choices. Our strategy includes hard-hitting corporate campaigns and wide-ranging outreach and education programs, supported by an extensive network of organizations, activists and supporters around the world.
In the US, we have on-the-ground organizers in major cities across the country. These grassroots staff build and strengthen local communities of changemakers that support our work and spread our message, amplifying our ability to create meaningful change for farm animals.
Our Campus Organizer program trains next-generation activists at colleges and universities across the US and in Canada. The year-long program helps young people learn the skills they need to advocate successfully for animals.
Internationally, we have offices in Mexico, the UK and Japan, where we are engaged in region-specific initiatives that are creating positive results.
Our reach extends globally with the Open Wing Alliance. Through grants and training, we work in partnership with organizations on every continent with the singular goal of ending cages for laying hens.
We bring a pragmatic, objective approach in evaluating and testing our methods to determine what creates the most impact. That’s the purpose of Humane League Labs, where we engage in direct testing to improve our vegan advocacy and education efforts.
Animals don’t have to suffer. Get involved to create the change.
The Humane League is a 501(c)3 and Certified Best In America by the Independent Charities of America, a designation reserved for the top 5% of non-profits nationwide based on the ICA's rigorous standards of financial efficiency. For five consecutive rating periods, The Humane League has been rated as one of the top animal charities in the world by Animal Charity Evaluators.