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From 4 January 2004 Issue

Animal Welfare Trust Internship Program

Request For Applications

Summary: Animal Welfare Trust (AWT) is a private operating foundation dedicated to funding grassroots organizations and projects that promote animal well-being. AWT's Internship Program was created to (1) fund independent student research projects; or (2) provide funding to otherwise unpaid internship positions with established organizations. Internships must be consistent with AWT's mission statement.

While AWT is devoted to all areas of animal welfare, its primary areas of focus are factory farming, farm animal issues and humane education. The program commenced last year by funding a summer internship for a law student to conduct legal research to support actions against Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation's (CAFO's) based on environmental violations. This year, AWT would like to continue its program by funding an internship that directly impacts animal welfare.

Applicant Qualifications: In order to qualify for an AWT internship award, the applicant (1) Must be a post-undergraduate level student; (2) The applicant must be a student during the time period of the proposed internship; (3) The applicant must have a demonstrated interest in animal welfare; (4) Internship funding must be for an independent project approved by and under the supervision of a university professor or for an unpaid position within an established organization; (5) Internship can be for a summer, semester or year-long duration.

Application Process: All interested applicants must submit (1) a cover letter describing in detail the project or position they wish to have considered; (2) a resume; (3) a list of three references, with at least one from a professor at the school they are currently attending; (4) a current transcript; (5) a writing sample or summary of prior research conducted, if the proposed internship would involve significant research or writing.

Deadline for Submission: All applications for consideration in 2004 should be submitted on or before March 15, 2004. Decisions on applications submitted will be made on or before April 1, 2004. Applications are to be submitted to:

Animal Welfare Trust
P.O. Box 737
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Attn: Lydia Antoncic

Amount of Award: Approximately $5,000, depending on a variety of factors, including type of project proposed, length of internship and whether alternate sources of funding are also available.

For further information,
please contact Lydia Antoncic at (914) 381-6177, ext. 102
or e-mail Lydia@animalwelfaretrust.org.

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