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MFA Legal Internship: Fall and Spring

Legal interns will work closely with MFA’s legal team on a variety of legal issues relating to global farmed animal protection, advocacy, and nonprofit administration. Interns will gain exposure to many different areas of law and will have the opportunity to develop and explore legal advocacy strategies in support of farmed animal protection, assist in the legal aspects of MFA’s undercover investigations, and gain an understanding of some of the administrative and corporate governance tasks pertaining to general nonprofit administration. Speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Canadian French, and Hindi are welcome and will be assigned work on a global basis.

Internship Responsibilities (may include):

  • Researching U.S. (federal, state, and local) and/or international laws, rules, and regulations
  • Drafting legal memoranda
  • Reviewing footage of undercover investigations
  • Writing blog posts on recent developments in farmed animal legal issues
  • Researching standards and practices of various agricultural industries and trade associations
  • Researching specific issues relating to MFA’s operations and advocacy
  • Handling other legal research, writing tasks, and projects as they are assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Outstanding legal research and writing abilities
  • Highly motivated, creative, organized, and detail-oriented personality
  • Strong work ethic
  • Dedication to the mission and objectives of MFA

Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Canadian French, or Hindi is not required but welcome.

How to Apply

Part-time internships are available to second- and third-year law students during the academic year and may be based in MFA’s Los Angeles office for local residents or in remote locations. Interns are expected to work 20 hours per week. The internships are unpaid, but academic credit may be available.

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • July 1: fall semester internships
  • November 1: spring semester internships

Before you apply, please review our list of frequently asked questions.

Access the application form.

MFA Legal Internship: Summer

Legal interns will work closely with MFA’s legal team on a variety of legal issues relating to global farmed animal protection, advocacy, and nonprofit administration. Interns will gain exposure to many different areas of law and will have the opportunity to develop and explore legal advocacy strategies in support of farmed animal protection, assist in the legal aspects of MFA’s undercover investigations, and gain an understanding of some of the administrative and corporate governance tasks pertaining to general nonprofit administration. Speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Canadian French, and Hindi are welcome and will be assigned work on a global basis.

Internship Responsibilities (may include):

  • Researching U.S. (federal, state, and local) and/or international laws, rules, and regulations
  • Drafting legal memoranda
  • Reviewing footage of undercover investigations
  • Writing blog posts on recent developments in farmed animal legal issues
  • Researching standards and practices of various agricultural industries and trade associations
  • Researching specific issues relating to MFA’s operations and advocacy
  • Handling other legal research, writing tasks, and projects as they are assigned by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Outstanding legal research and writing abilities
  • Highly motivated, creative, organized, and detail-oriented personality
  • Strong work ethic
  • Dedication to the mission and objectives of MFA

Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Canadian French, or Hindi is not required but welcome.

How to Apply

Full-time internships are available in the summer. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week. The summer internships are based in Los Angeles, although remote applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The internships are unpaid, but interns receive a weekly stipend of $50 and housing may be provided, if necessary.

The deadline for submitting your application is January 31.

Before you apply, please review our list of frequently asked questions.

Access the application form.