Be the Change: Intern at Compassion Over Killing!

Join our efforts to help make the world a kinder place by starting a Compassion Over Killing internship at our office in Washington, DC! It’s a fun and informative way to get hands-on experience as an effective animal advocate while also gaining a deeper understanding of farmed animal issues and the tools available to spread a message of compassion.

We’re currently accepting applications for Outreach Interns in DC and Legal Interns in CA (details below).


Outreach Internships: DC Apply now for Spring Positions!

Available in DC, our outreach internship program is looking for energetic and committed individuals determined to make a difference for animals. As an intern, you’ll have opportunities to be involved in a diverse range of projects, get active in our national and local campaigns and network with different departments in the organization and members of the community. Our internships aim to empower young activists to expand  and deepen their advocacy for animals by fostering their search for knowledge, autonomy and creativity in a non-profit setting.

Read about some of our recent interns’ experiences here and here!!

Full- and Part-Time Positions Available:

  • Spring Internships are typically part-time, from  2 to 8 weeks and/or fewer than 30 hours per week.
  • Full-time internships are a minimum of 8 weeks at 30 to 40 hours per week.
  • Both modalities  are eligible for a minimal commuting stipend upon request.
  • If you’re unable to commit to at least 2 weeks, please consider signing up as a volunteer!

More Details and How to Apply:

  • Internships are open to current students, and may be applied toward school credit or community service. (If you’re not a student, we’d love to have you as a volunteer!)
  • Interns are responsible for finding their own housing and transportation to COK’s office, though transportation to events will be provided.

Apply NOW for Spring 2019!  

TO APPLY: send an email to sdelima@cok.net with your resume and a cover letter that includes preferred dates for internship, and full- or part-time position.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Summer 2019 Litigation Internship

Compassion Over Killing (COK) is seeking legal interns for Summer 2019 (unpaid). Compassion Over Killing is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal advocacy organization. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on ending and preventing cruelty to animals in agriculture.

COK’s Legal Advocacy Program is offering Litigation Internships out of its offices in Washington, DC. Litigation Interns will work on litigation and policy projects aimed at protecting farmed animals; most of the litigation projects are plaintiffs’ litigation. These projects will likely employ a variety of legal theories, relating to areas such as state criminal cruelty laws, administrative law, false advertising and unfair competition laws, tort liability, and corporate law.

Interns will have opportunities to research new projects as well as assist heavily with ongoing projects. They will work closely with Compassion Over Killing’s attorneys.

Requirements & How to Apply

Excellent research and writing skills are required. In addition, Litigation Interns should be interested in exploring novel approaches to protecting animals through litigation. Candidates with a background and interest in animal protection are preferred, although it is not required. Interested law students should apply with cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of three references, and law school transcript to Compassion Over Killing’s Legal Advocacy Program at legal@cok.net. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Legal Externship

Compassion Over Killing (COK) is seeking fall, winter, and spring legal externs (unpaid). The externship may be completed remotely or out of COK’s Los Angeles office. Externs must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week for the duration of the semester.

Extern will work on litigation and administrative law projects aimed at protecting farmed animals. These projects will likely employ a variety of legal theories, relating to areas such as state criminal cruelty laws, false advertising and unfair competition laws, tort liability, environmental protection laws, administrative law, tax, and corporate law.

Externs will work closely with Compassion Over Killing’s attorneys.

Requirements & How to Apply

Excellent research and writing skills are required. Background and interest in animal protection are preferred, but not required. Interested law students should apply with cover letter, resume, writing sample, list of three references, and law school transcript to Compassion Over Killing’s Legal Advocacy Program at legal@cok.net.