Get paid to advocate for animals on your college campus!

May 19, 2017

Are you a college student interested in a career in the animal protection movement?

Do you want to learn about effective activism for animals and high-impact tactics to reduce animal suffering?

Would you like to become a more adept community organizer and advocate for animals?

Then you should apply today to be a Campus Organizer for The Humane League!

Our Campus Outreach Program mentors student activists to cultivate the future leaders of the animal protection movement. The program develops student interns into confident leaders and effective animal advocates over the course of one academic year by providing training in four areas of focus: movement building, leadership development, high-impact grassroots outreach and campaigns

Campus Organizers learn in-depth the value and execution of The Humane League's core programs, while building an engaged, sustainable, and growing campus community. Successful graduates will finish their tenure in the program as authorities on farmed animal protection issues with a newfound zeal for animal advocacy and the skills to contribute to the animal protection movement in meaningful ways for years to come.

Right now we're recruiting Campus Organizers at colleges and universities for the Fall '17 - Spring '18 academic year to join a team of some of the most effective animal activists around! If you want to expand your impact for animals, get expert training, and get paid for your work, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Campus Organizer duties include:

  • Learning tactics for effective communication and advocacy for farmed animals through direct coaching and mentoring from THL staff
  • Strengthening leadership skills and serving as a campus expert on factory farming and veg eating
  • Building a new or developing an existing student club to expand the pro-veg or animal welfare presence on campus
  • Extending The Humane League's core programs to the campus level by coordinating campaign actions, outreach actions, and community-building events as directed by your supervisor
  • Engaging the community to help animals, covering the issues of factory farming and how students can get involved.
  • Developing public speaking skills to give presentations in front of classrooms, student groups, and at club events
  • Approaching students one-on-one in high-traffic areas, at popular events, or while tabling
  • Motivating and managing a network of club members and volunteers, training them in effective advocacy to maximize their potential to help animals, and fostering the growth of the club

Qualifications needed:

  • Enrolled as a student at a college or university within the United States or Canada
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills: the ability to persuade others, effectively communicate The Humane League's mission, speak comfortably in a public setting, and establish friendships and friendly connections through networking is essential. This is the most important quality for the position
  • Confidence and a can-do attitude
  • Self-motivation: the ability to set your own schedule, manage to-do lists, and carry out tasks in a timely, efficient manner
  • Understanding of the issues: applicants should be well versed in all issues related to factory farming and vegetarianism/veganism
  • Professionalism: Campus Organizers must dress and act professionally when necessary in order to achieve our campaign, education, and fundraising goals
  • Ability to receive leaflets and lift and carry these 20-30 lb. boxes

The deadline to apply for the Fall '17 - Spring '18 academic year is June 1, 2017. Any applications received after June 1 will be considered for the next academic year (Fall '18).

Apply now!

Campus Organizers will report to the Campus Outreach Department, which will provide all necessary materials and support for the position. This internship position pays a $500 stipend per semester upon completion and each Organizer is expected to work approximately 50 hours per semester. No prior advocacy experience is required for this entry-level position. Applicants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Accepted Campus Organizers will attend The Humane League's International Campus Outreach Conference, a pre-semester all-staff training retreat on the East Coast of the U.S., August 10-13th. Applicants who are unsure of their availability for our conference are still encouraged to apply!