Archival Intern

Location: New York City

World Animal Protection has an ambitious strategy to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended – and we are seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team and help us reach this goal. World Animal Protection is the world’s largest international animal welfare organization, and continues to grow. Across our 15 international offices, we are developing programs and launching campaigns that will improve the lives of millions of animals worldwide.

In the U.S., we have opened a new office in New York City, and joining our team is an exciting opportunity to be involved on the ground floor of a stellar team of nonprofit professionals with the backing of an established world-class global organization.

The position
World Animal Protection, one of the world’s largest animal welfare organizations, has an exciting opportunity for a proactive Archival Intern. The archival intern will assist the resources team in developing, maintaining and organizing documents, videos and photos amassed over the 50 years of World Animal Protection’s history. This is a fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated, detail oriented individual who is interested in helping to bring the rich history of World Animal Protection to life.

Responsibilities 

  •  Develop a database for World Animal Protection’s archives
  •  Lay the groundwork for a searchable electronic database
  •  Digitize all archive materials including photos and film to be accessed on our intranet
  •  Fully catalogue and organize physical archive materials
  •  Provide historical research into the founding of World Animal Protection and the development of its Disaster Management program

Required background skills

  • Familiarity with principals of archival and  records management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other office suite products
  • Strong interpersonal communications and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail

Preferred background skills 

  • Working towards a degree in library sciences, computer sciences, or digital communications
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access
  • Ability to lift  up to 50lbs 

For more than 30 years, World Animal Protection has brought relief and protection to millions of animals across the world. Today, working in more than 50 countries, World Animal Protection continues to collaborate with local communities, NGOs and governments to change animals’ lives for the better. World Animal Protection also acts for animals at a global level, using the organization’s United Nations consultative status to give animals a voice. If you have the qualifications for this particular role, and share World Animal Protection’s passion for animal welfare, please let us know of your interest by applying.


Candidates must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited college or university. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to recruiter@worldanimalprotection.us.org. The job reference code HR-ARCHIVE must be in the subject line.