Jobs at the Humane Society

The Humane Society of the United States is the largest animal protection organization in the country. The Society performs a number of functions, including:

  1. Advocating for improved public policies
  2. Investigating allegations of animal cruelty
  3. Enforcing existing animal cruelty legislation
  4. Educating members of the public about animal issues
  5. Working with corporations to create animal-friendly policies
  6. Developing hands-on programs to make the world more humane


The Humane Society is the leading disaster relief agency caring for animals. The Society operates sanctuaries and rescue facilities that provide direct care to thousands of animals. Care for sick, injured and abandoned animals is also provided at wildlife rehabilitation centers and mobile veterinary clinics.

Types of Jobs Available at the Humane Society

The Humane Society hires workers for a number of different kinds of positions, including:

  1. Accounts Payable Specialist
  2. Animal Care Technician
  3. Assistant Campaign Manager
  4. Director of Operations
  5. Events Manager
  6. Shelter Outreach Coordinator
  7. Veterinarian
  8. Web Designer

Internships at the Humane Society

The Humane Society hires university students for several types of internship positions. Some opportunities are unpaid and college credit may be issued. Others pay a stipend, depending on the number of hours the student works. Examples of internship programs include the following:

  1. Campaigns
  2. Emerging Media/Online Communications
  3. Field Services
  4. Humane Society International Farm Animal Welfare
  5. Legislative Interns, Government Affairs
  6. Public Relations
  7. Research and Analysis
  8. Social Media/Online Communications

Each program has its own criteria. In some cases, students of any major will be considered. The Humane Society is looking for people who are interested in animal welfare to join the organization. Some internships require people with writing or research skills. Previous experience as an intern or a volunteer working with an animal shelter or an animal protection organization is not a requirement for all internships, but it is considered a plus for some opportunities.

How to Apply for a Job at the Humane Society

Available jobs and open internships with the Humane Society are posted on the Employment Opportunities page of the Society’s web site. Click on the link for a detailed job description and the qualifications required for consideration. The job posting also lists a pay range. Instructions for applying are included. The Humane Society accepts applications for open positions by e-mail.

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