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Legal Intern

The International Fund for Animal Welfare

Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is an international non-profit organization with offices in 15 countries. IFAW rescues and protects individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. The Manager of Corporate & Legal Affairs acts as IFAW’s in-house counsel, providing legal support for IFAW’s work around the world. The Legal Intern will provide support on special projects to the Manager of Corporate & Legal Affairs.

This internship with IFAW will provide a lawyer or law student with a unique opportunity to gain expertise in the corporate affairs of international non-profit organizations, as well as in the legal matters of relevance to international non-profit organizations. The Legal Intern will gain practical legal skills and have the opportunity to contribute to IFAW’s work around the world on behalf of animals.


  • Special projects as assigned by the Manager of Corporate and Legal Affairs, which may include: global review of IFAW’s corporate governance documents (Articles and Bylaws); research on legal issues in the jurisdictions in which IFAW operates, to assist IFAW in ensuring compliance and best practice; assist in updating IFAW policies, including through background research and proposing textual updates


  • Ability to take initiative and complete projects, including handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in use of computers, specifically MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn new legal software quickly
  • Persons holding a Juris Doctor degree or currently enrolled in law school will be considered
  • Availability to work 30-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks during the summer of 2014, with some flexibility around schedule
  • While this position is paid, interns are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to

Location: Yarmouthport, Massachusetts
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Gia Thomas

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