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10 March 2002
Summer Student Internship

Position: One full-time intern

Internship Description:

Legal - Job Duties
* Conduct legal research on potential lawsuits. Work with General Counsel to determine whether or not there is a cause of action and recommend course of action to pursue.
* Draft FOIA requests and state public records requests.
* Conduct legal research for Program Department on issues relating to 2002 campaigns.
* Assist Government Affairs Coordinator with monitoring state and federal legislation, recommending API position on bills, lobbying on state and federal bills through letters, and phone calls.
* Prepare legal comments on proposed state and federal regulatory rule changes.

To apply for the legal internship, the person must be a law student with an interest in animal law.

Animal Advocacy - Job Duties
* Assist program staff in reviewing literature and public policy on API's campaigns.
* Write correspondence and lobby letters, fact sheets, and action alerts on animal advocacy issues.
* Research animal protection issues for Program Department on issues relating to 2002 campaigns.
* Help update facts and statistics on website.

To apply the person must be an upper division graduate or graduate.

Internship Location: The Animal Protection Institute headquarters, 1122 S Street, Sacramento, CA

Term of Internship: 10 to 12 weeks, Summer 2002 (dates are flexible).

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2002.

Number of Hours Per Week: 40 hours.

Stipend: $8.00 to $12.00 per hour depending on experience -- no housing available.

Academic Credit: To be determined by academic department chairperson.

Preferred Skills: Excellent research and communication skills, computer literacy, prior experience in advocacy, strong interest in animal law and/or advocacy.

Who We Are: API is a national non-profit animal advocacy organization founded in 1968, dedicated to advocating for the protection of animals from cruelty and exploitation. Regional, national, and international programs focus on issues in the areas of captive exotic animals, vegetarianism, wildlife, companion animals, and animal used in science. Please visit for more information.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Nicole Paquette, General Counsel
Animal Protection Institute
1122 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814.

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