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Global Public Policy Internship
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Join Our Team

Global Public Policy Internship
Apply Now

Global Public Policy Internship

Remote in the United States

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free.

As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!


We currently seek a global public policy intern to join our global policy team. This remote position is part time (15–20 hours/week), Monday–Friday, with a commitment term of three months (August – Oct/Nov 2024 – dates flexible).

Internship Objective

As a Mercy For Animals global policy intern you will gain experience advocating for farmed animals and a just, sustainable food system at intergovernmental organizations, such as those within the United Nations system. This internship will build skills in research, writing, and policy advocacy. You will develop an understanding of global public policy processes, such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme, and World Organisation for Animal Health. Additionally, you will have opportunities to grow your network of advocates in this space and think creatively about novel strategies that leverage international law and policy to achieve advocacy objectives.

Activities and Tasks (in descending order)

  • Write and conduct research in a public policy context 
  • Aid staff with at least one major initiative
  • Track and analyze policy developments and legislation
  • Help develop and submit policy proposals and comments


  • Standing as a law student or postgraduate student in law, public policy, or international relations or a recent graduate 
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Familiarity with intergovernmental organizations as well as international law and policy
  • Exceptional qualitative research skills
  • Proficiency in Gmail and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Ability to coordinate several simultaneous tasks
  • Adaptability
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Passion for farmed animal protection

Compensation and Benefits 

Earn an hourly rate of $20.

Application Details

We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You

Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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