Legal Internship at Society for Animal Safety, India: Applications Open!

legal internship opportunity at society for animal safety india

The Society for Animal Safety, India welcomes applications for its legal internship to help the organization streamline the process and deal with cases of animal cruelty.

About Society for Animal Safety

Society for Animal Safety (SAS), India, founded by Nitesh Khare, is operating in the major states of India to cultivate the public in the compassionate and humane treatment of all animals. Sound scientific evidence forms the fundament for our decision-making and determines the course of our rescue operations. In all that they do and they aim to find pragmatic solutions that benefit both animals and people.

They also work with other like-minded organizations and government departments to strengthen legislation to protect animals from cruelty and disregard. SAS’ work connects animal welfare and conservation, demonstrating that a healthy population, naturally sustaining habitats and the wellbeing of individual animals are intertwined. They operate closely with communities to find solutions that benefit both animals and people.

About the Internship

Background

Animal Cruelty was introduced to the Legal System of almost every country across the globe due to the continuous increase in the cases. Every place has now its own animal welfare acts and associated punishments for the betterment of the lives of animals.

These acts clearly describe guidelines, rights and restrictions on different matters relating to animal torture and punish them for indulging in unlawful activities. The importance of law can be understood by the need of creating them. Because some people somehow show that for them no creature is more important than their money, luxury, dignity, and entertainment.

For such people, enforcing strict laws and making them realize the wrongness in their deeds becomes very important. Like any other crime, animal cruelty has to be treated as a crime against animals and the guilty must be punished by the law for the same. There is, however, much more that should be revisited in the laws so that idea of animal cruelty as a heinous and disgusting crime can come out, loud and clear.

Legal Associates play a very vital role in any organization to streamline the process and deal with such cases. 

Responsibilities

  1. Research on case laws pertaining to landmark judgments on Animal Welfare.
  2. Maintain/Update master sheet of landmark judgments on Animal Welfare cases.
  3. Discuss on pending cases/PIL’s with SAS Legal Panel where SAS can help and share inputs to align objectives with other NGOs having similar goals and objectives.
  4. High profile animal welfare cases to be attended by the intern and observations to be shared in writing with the SAS Legal Panel.
  5. Such cases to be followed and orders, if useful for SAS, to be shared with SAS Legal Panel.
  6. Pilot projects will be given to interns and performance will be determined.
  7. Content writing (legal) with respect to current affairs and scenarios.
  8. SAS leaders to do a weekly/monthly/quarterly meeting on the policies with the legal team.
  9. Agenda of the meeting to be prepared by the intern.
  10. Minutes to be updated and maintained for records.
  11. Minutes to be published digitally to the meeting attendants.
  12. Internship will be terminated if intern found violating the policies of SAS.

Duration

The period of the internship will be 12 weeks

Certificate

A certificate will be provided at the end of a successful internship.

Location

SAS India is operational in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Delhi-NCR

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  1. I’m from Kolkata. My questions are:
    1. What is the eligibility to apply for this internship?
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    3. Is this work from home?