Like the song says, “Money, money, money, money…”.
It’s that time of year again. As we’ve blogged about in the past, the Animal Welfare Trust Student Internship Grant Program is once again offering its amazing student grants to grad students who “have a demonstrated interest in animal welfare” to fund either an independent project supervised by a faculty member, or for an unpaid position within an organization. Internships can be for a summer, semester, or year-long duration. The grants are generally in the amount of approximately $5000 and applications are due on March 1, 2013.
Though any subject areas are open for consideration, the Animal Welfare Trust is particularly interested in what we here at Our Hen House consider the heart and soul of animal advocacy, farmed animals (including pro-vegan campaigns), and humane education.
This grant program has allowed students to make some astounding accomplishments that they would not otherwise have been able to achieve. Because of last year’s grants:
- a masters student at the University of Florida in the public health program worked alongside Dr. Michael Greger to explore how the industrialization of the pork industry has affected ecological changes and epidemiology of the swine flu,
- a law student at the Florida Coastal School of Law interned at Mercy for Animals to assist with legal research on undercover investigations and other projects,
- a law student at Pace University interned at Compassion Over Killing to participate in litigation focused on ending cruelty within factory farms,
- a masters student in the Environmental Conservation and Education program at NYU helped organize a symposium on the topic of animals and the environment, and
- a law student at Florida State University interned at the Animal Welfare Institute to work on various campaigns including anti-factory farming and truth in labeling.
If you, or someone you know who loves animals, is in grad school, now’s the time to kick it up a notch. Get your applications in.