Many of you have seen the promotions for internships posted on PETA.org and peta2.com, so now I want to share with you what a couple of PETA interns have learned this summer! Avleen and Anissa both traveled overseas to join us in Los Angeles, and below is their experience in their own words:
Avleen: “It’s amazing to be at a place where everything you do—even small tasks—plays a part in helping animals in need. From protesting to inform people about cruelty to animals in circuses to signing online petitions to researching cruelty-free companies (and even eating free scrumptious vegan lunches every day!), every task plays a small part in the sequence of events that can change the way one person thinks about how we treat other earthlings. Taking the first step is hard, and the thought of activism can be daunting—approaching random people on the street is just asking for trouble, right? But interning with PETA has given me the skills and confidence to put my compassion into action. You will learn how to be a voice for animals, which is a voice that the world needs.”
Anissa: “Deciding to intern at PETA is definitely a choice I would make again. Everything I did during my internship—from working on various in-office tasks to participating in protests—taught me more about animal welfare, nutrition, health, and environmental concerns than I could have learned anywhere else and helped me develop skills and the confidence necessary for any job.”
Does this sound like something you’d enjoy? If so, apply! If you have any questions, please don’t be shy—e-mail us.