Interested in helping animals? Looking for an internship in which your actions will help bring about positive change? Now is the time for animal rights. Are you ready to try something new and spark social change?
Here at PETA and the PETA Foundation, we do everything bigger, louder, and better—including our internship program! We’re working to advance the animal rights revolution and end all oppression, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or species. Our dynamic work for animals includes protecting them from exploitation and cruelty. Each PETA internship offers unique experiences. You’ll get to work with (not for) staff members to sharpen your skills as an animal rights activist. You may help raise awareness of animal rights through public outreach, assist with direct animal care, improve yourself with professional training in seminars led by our experts, enjoy delicious vegan lunches, and so much more.
When it’s safe to hit the streets again, you may be on the road with our campaign staff or speaking up with PETA’s youth campaigns divisions, reaching thousands of young people with animal rights information. You may help us research the top vegan-friendly college campuses. Whatever their interests, our interns are right in the thick of it and empowered to make the world a better place for all animals. Talk about exposure—our interns can attend daily brainstorming sessions with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk and Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman as well as members of senior staff to discuss the news of the day and how we can make animal rights a more prominent part of the national conversation. No two of our internships are alike, and we’re dreaming up new and exciting projects every day.
Pumped up and ready to make a difference? We want folks who are ready to learn more about animal rights issues, are eager to experience firsthand what it’s like to be an activist, and want to see how a nonprofit works. Whether you’re new to animal rights activism or a seasoned veteran, we want to work with you!
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in the food industry, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.