Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Animals Australia

Field of Law

Animal Law

Stage of Career

Secondary; Undergraduates; Graduates; Practising Lawyers

Contact details

Address: 37 O'Connell Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Phone: 03 9329 6333
Website: www.animalsaustralia.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalsAustralia
Contact person: Natasha Reus
Email: national.coordinator@bawp.com.au

Description of Organisation

Animals Australia is Australia's foremost national animal protection organisation, representing some 40 member societies and thousands of individual supporters. Animals Australia has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns.

Number of legal positions within organisation: 1 Full time position - Legal Counsel

Information for secondary schools

Do you host school trips or send speakers to schools?

We can arrange to have members of the AA team speak at schools on a variety of animal related issues.

Contact person for school trip and/or speakers: Natasha Reus

Information for university students/graduates

What sort of volunteer or internship  opportunities are available?

We do not have a formal  volunteer or internship program as yet, but are happy to be contacted by students/graduates as opportunities do arise from time to time.

Currently looking for volunteers for social media and Word Press account.

Contact person for volunteers/internships:  Natasha Reus

Information for practising lawyers

What are you looking for in a permanent employee?

  • An understanding and commitment to the objectives and values of Animals Australia
  • Excellent knowledge of animal welfare law and policy.
  • Knowledge of our two main campaign areas - Live Export and Factory Farming
  • Evidence of where candidates may have volunteered for animal welfare organisations

What prior work is viewed favourably?

Anything related to animal welfare law, particularly policy development/writing and research

On average, how many positions become available per year?

We currently only have one full time position.

Where do you advertise your positions?

Any positions that become available will be placed on EthicalJobs.com

Advice for applicants:

Join animal law organisations and volunteer your time. Many of the Animals Australia employees, across all areas of the organisation,  started off as volunteers.  Educate yourself and stay abreast of current animal welfare issues, and in particular, those in which Animals Australia campaigns. Research and if possible publish on animal welfare law related matters. This will demonstrate your knowledge and commitment to the field placing you in good stead for any future employment opportunities in the area.

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