Internships are available at In Defense of Animals for those considering the possibility of an exciting, professional and meaningful career in the field of animal rights. Our internships provide direct training where you will learn valuable skills from an organization with decades of experience and a proven track record of helping animals.

From internships within our departments of Communications, Development, Campaigns, and Administrative support, to many other disciplines within our operating structure, you are assured of receiving quality training and experience that will last you a lifetime and help an untold number of animals in the process.

Please download the Intern Application to learn more about starting a career to help animals and to apply.

Submit your application and any questions related to our internship opportunities using the form to the right. For award and scholarship opportunities, please see below.

Available Internships

Cetacean Campaign Internship
Duration: 6+ months

In Defense of Animals has an opportunity for an intern with a passion for marine biology and animal rights and the ability to commit to a minimum 6-month internship.

You will work closely with Cetacean Project Manager, Laura Bridgeman, to produce high-impact alerts and blogs to help dolphins and whales in captivity and support our cetacean campaign.

This role is ideal for any applicant with a flair for writing cetacean-focused content on a deadline. This position would suit a student of Marine Biology looking to break into animal rights campaigning.

Candidates must speak English fluently, have excellent organizational skills, be readily available to communicate with team-members about current projects, and be able to quickly comprehend complex instructions.

Please submit cover letter and resume by filling out the form on the right-hand side of this page or email directly to:

Download Intern Application


Intern Service Award. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: Dec. 31st annually. Open to all interns at non-profit organizations. Apply to Asia Times.

Women’s Leadership Scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: March 31st annually. Offered to high-achieving women, working as an intern in a non-profit. Apply to AirSafe Research.

EU International Intern Scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: Dec. 31st annually. Open to U.S. and international students, working as interns at a non-profit. Apply to EU Business.

Minority College Scholarship. Amount: $1,000. Deadline: March 15th annually. Available to minority students with GPA above 3.0, interning at a non-profit organization.
Apply to PakTribune.


For any questions related to our intern opportunities, please contact us.


Also see our volunteer and employment opportunities.


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