Remote in the United States
Conduct legal research and provide written analysis to support Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to transform the food system, including research related to state and federal policy, and legislative strategies and litigation opportunities aimed at dismantling the supports that uphold inequitable and unsustainable practices in our food system;
Conduct legal research and provide written analysis pertaining to land use issues, government regulations, and funding opportunities available for entities—including farm sanctuaries—attempting to begin plant-based farming;
Support Farm Sanctuary’s legal advocacy efforts, including by conducting factual research, monitoring legislation, and assisting with drafting testimony and action alerts;
Support Farm Sanctuary’s General Counsel in other critical animal protection and food system transformation initiatives, as well as in-house legal work, as assigned; and/or
Support Farm Sanctuary's General Counsel on any other legal issues that may arise as a result of the day-to-day operations of the organization, as assigned.
Current law student (rising 2L or 3L)
Interest in and experience with legal research
Strong writing skills
Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s goals and mission
Alignment with Farm Sanctuary’s values of compassion, understanding, integrity, transformation, and freedom
Familiarity, commitment to, and experience with the practice of equity and social justice, and the principles embedded in Farm Sanctuary’s mission
Knowledgeable about farmed animal issues
Knowledgeable about veganism
Organized with strong attention to detail
Diligent and dependable
Able to work well independently
Attend weekly Farm Sanctuary education workshops that include presentations, staff Q&As, team building exercises, and hands-on learning opportunities
Terms of employment: Part-time, regular, non-exempt position
Reports to: General Counsel
Pay: $18.00 per hour
Benefits: Eligibility to participate in Farm Sanctuary’s 403(b) and medical insurance plan
Interns must be available to commit to approximately 20 hours per week of internship responsibilities from June 1st through August 31st.
Interns must have their own access to a computer for internship activities
Stage 1: 30-minute phone screen with a member of our HR team
Stage 2: 45-minute video call with our General Counsel
Stage 3: Reference checks
Stage 4: Job offer
Farm Sanctuary is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or age.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Any photos or videos taken in the scope of employment and/or related to Farm Sanctuary are considered work product and intellectual property of Farm Sanctuary.
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming, advocate for institutional reforms, and encourage a new awareness and understanding of farm animals and the benefits of cruelty-free, plant-based living. In recent years, science has confirmed the inhumane and destructive impact of animal agriculture — a food system based on interrelated oppression and injustice.
As the founding farm animal Sanctuary in the U.S., Farm Sanctuary has rescued and provided refuge for countless survivors of the animal agriculture system. Today, at Farm Sanctuary’s Los Angeles, CA and Watkins Glen, NY Sanctuaries you will find nearly 1,000 rescued animals—each with an individual story to tell. These survivors are ambassadors, representing the billions of farm animals currently in the system. They, and others like them, have changed the hearts and minds of a generation.