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Career Opportunities

NEAVS Policy Fellowship 

The NEAVS Policy Fellowship is a part-time (20 hours/week) position intended for individuals with an interest in ending medical testing on animals. Fellows work directly with NEAVS staff working to end the use of animals in research, testing, and science education. Fellows will gain practical experience with grassroots advocacy, the legislative process, FOIA, and will participate directly in the creation of reports that will ultimately be sent to Congress, and to media. The duration of the fellowship is 3 months. Applicants interested in being a NEAVS Fellow should send a resume to mryan@neavs.org, with the subject line "NEAVS Fellowship". 

Grassroots Organizer

Position Overview

Grassroots activists have been at the forefront of social change throughout history from civil rights, to protecting the environment, to animal rights advocacy.  The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) is seeking an Organizer to help students, alumni, and other advocates become mobilized and energized for humane change.  Through this position, you will build substantial leadership skills, implement effective grassroots advocacy tactics, and become an expert advocate for animals in research.


As an Organizer, you will:

  • Recruit and organize students, alumni, and activists through tactics including leafletting, presentations, and tabling;
  • Work with consultants to build training curricula and volunteer/intern policies;
  • Mobilize students through tactics including protests, days of action, petition deliveries, phone calls, town-halls, online and offline marketing tactics;
  • Train students, alumni, and activists to run effective campaigns through workshops and coaching; and
  • Build relationships with other student groups, activist groups, faculty, and administrators.


Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to animal protection as well as some experience in organizing and mobilizing action. We’re looking for results-oriented individuals with enthusiasm and excellent communication skills. The Organizer must be self-motivated, with an ability to set his or her own schedule, manage projects, and carry out tasks in a timely and efficient manner. The Organizer will be offered training and coaching from experienced organizers on contract.

Term and Remuneration

This is a one-year fixed-term-employee position with possibility for renewal.  The first year’s salary will be $45,000 and the position will be entitled to the full range of NEAVS employee benefits as laid out in our Employee Handbook.  This position has the option of being based at NEAVS headquarters’ office in Boston or remote.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status, or protected veteran status.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to nherschler@neavs.org with subject line “Grassroots Organizer.”