Animal Writes
8 March 2000 Issues
Wetlands Preserve Animal Rights Internship

What is Wetlands Preserve?

Based in New York City, the popular Wetlands Preserve nightclub runs a one-of-a-kind activist center committed to high-profile campaigns against environmental abuse and the violation of the rights of human and non-human animals. Wetlands' social justice events have been televised locally and internationally with newspaper stories and radio reporting worldwide, through street theater, demonstrations, nonviolent civil disobedience, our Earthstation Information Center, letter writing, weekly public forums, public speaking, information booths, participation in the political and regulatory processes, and a range of other tactics, we challenge socially irresponsible governments and corporations by exposing their actions to the public at large. We are always seeking committed, responsible people to with our activist staff and volunteers on exciting projects year round.

Location: Wetlands Preserve is based in Tribeca, in Manhattan, New York City at 161 Hudson Street, on the corner of Laight Street (day entrance is the 1st black door on Laight Street), 2 blocks south of Canal St, accessible from the 1.9, A, C, or E trains to Canal Street or M6 bus to Canal Street. Call for more detailed directions.

Academic Credit: Can be arranged in conjunction with school internship programs at the high school, college, and postgraduate levels.

Salary: None, but Wetlands staff can work with interns to find salaried positions in the environmental movement subsequent to their internship. Wetlands interns have gone on to take salaried positions with groups such as Friends of Animals, The Allegheny Defense Project, and In Defense of Animals.

Training: Wetlands interns work with the experienced staff of an organization that has been on the forefront of activism in New York City for over ten years. As part of the program, intern will gain extensive knowledge of relevant issues and experience in implementing activist strategies.

Hours: Highly flexible. The Center is open Monday through Friday 10AM-8PM, and occasionally on weekends. Each Tuesday evening from 7-9:00PM Wetlands holds educational forums with expert speakers, videos, and slide shows. Attendance at these meetings is strongly preferred.

Perks: Free admission to all concerts at the Wetlands Preserve nightclub. New York City, a place of rich cultural diversity, art, history, and activism, is a great perk in and of itself.

For more information or to set up an interview, call Adam Weissman at (212) 966-4831 or email [email protected] Visit our website at As we are switching servers this week, if your emails bounce, send them to [email protected], instead.

Source: Adam Weissman <[email protected]>

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