PETA Foundation

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns. PETA Foundation was founded in 1993 as an organization that helps PETA run, and includes departments like IT, Development, and Interactive Media. PETA and the PETA Foundation are two separate organizations but work very closely together.

Looking for a career in animal rights? See our open positions here:

PETA Foundation Norfolk, VA, USA
Apr 25, 2019
Internship- Unpaid
What will I get to do? Here at PETA and the PETA Foundation, we do everything bigger, louder, and better—even our internship program! Each internship is unique in the experiences it provides. You’ll get to work with (not  for ) staff members to sharpen your skills as an animal rights activist. You could help raise awareness about animal rights through public outreach and direct animal care, improve yourself with in-office trainings and seminars, enjoy delicious vegan lunches, and  so much more . One day, you may be on the road with our  campaign staff  or spending time with PETA Future at Warped Tour, reaching thousands of young people with animal rights information. The next, you may be helping us research the top  vegan-friendly college campuses . Whatever their interests, our interns are right in the mix of it all. Talk about exposure—our interns are able to attend daily brainstorming sessions with PETA President  Ingrid E. Newkirk  and Executive Vice President  Tracy Reiman  as well as several members of senior staff to discuss the news of the day and how we can get animal rights into the conversation. No two of our internships are alike, and we’re dreaming up new and exciting projects every day. Awesome! How do I apply? If you’re ready to help animals, then we’re ready to help you. For our general internships, applications are accepted year round. To be considered, apply and submit the following: A cover letter A résumé (Tell us about the animal rights club that you started, your volunteer work with an open-admission animal shelter, or even that summer you spent abroad.) Three letters of recommendation (These should be from teachers, managers, etc.—accolades from your mom won’t cut it!) A video, a PowerPoint presentation, or something else that shows off you and your personality (This is your chance to wow us!)