About NEAVS

Career Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Development & Member Services Intern

Communications Intern


Administrative Assistant

A national 501(c) (3) nonprofit animal protection organization, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), founded in 1895, seeks a General Assistant in its Boston office. This entry-level "floater" position splits responsibilities between operations, program and development work as assigned by your supervisor.

Responsibilities vary and center on supportive services to all staff.

General Office - Organize and maintain office systems and equipment; answer and transfer incoming calls and take messages; sort and send postal mail; empty common recycling and trash bins; manage all recycling disposal; keep common areas organized; purchase and maintain supplies and equipment; request and monitor services of IT, building/condo staff and other vendors; oversee office cleaning staff and general appearance of all common areas; maintain office physicality, supplies, and equipment as a professional environment for optimal performance.

Administration - Draft reports, agendas and briefings; arrange meetings and events including scheduling and providing materials, coffee, lunch, etc. for in and out-of-office meetings; assist Finance Director as needed (e.g. in preparation for audit, etc.); assist in coordinating appointments and yearly staff calendar  for internal and external meetings; manage booking of flights, hotels, cars, etc.; help with overseeing archives and corporate records; and, as needed, data-entry; maintain a strong attention to detail; knowledge of Word and Excel required; Donor Perfect and/or Blackbaud Convio knowledge is a plus.

Programs - Assist at tabling events, including packing, shipping, organized return of inventory, etc.; maintain supply of informational materials, assist with program department's outreach to inform about NEAVS and all of its AV programs; manage day-to-day administration of volunteer program, including coordinating and supervising of hands-on projects; assist with Internet searches; coordinate department mailings as needed.

Development - Assist with monthly in-house mailings, maintain paper files, file required paperwork, reply to special requests for Take Action, etc., and leafleting NEAVS’ materials.

Additional Responsibilities - Given the small size of the NEAVS’ staff, all staff may be asked to perform duties outside their areas of primary responsibility as assigned by your supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer. Attendance at certain functions or meetings outside of normal business hours or some travel may be required from time to time.

NEAVS maintains a vegan office policy.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter explaining why your experience, interests, and skills make you an ideal candidate to Nancy Finn, Director of Communications & Marketing at nfinn@neavs.org. Please include "General Assistant” in the subject.


Development & Member Services Intern

A national 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal protection organization, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), founded in 1895, seeks a part-time intern for the Development and Member Services  Department in its Boston office.

NEAVS is an animal protection organization with a professional, scientifically informed, and strategically focused approach to our mission.

NEAVS seeks a bright and energetic individual to join our Development and Member Services team.  The Development Intern will work with the Director of Development & Member Services, and the Development and Member Services Assistant to support NEAVS’ fundraising and member outreach.

Role will include but is not limited to:

  • Database management through our Donor Perfect Donor Management Software, inclusive of gift processing and data review activities
  • Supporter research and outreach, inclusive of individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Assist organizing direct mail appeals and logistics
  • Special donor mailings, and special donor events and projects
  • As a member of the Development and Member Services Department, the Development Intern will also interact with the Communications and Programs Departments to support the overall needs of the organization. 

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Be able to work effectively in a small team environment and work independently without direct supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple ongoing projects 

To Apply:

Send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter explaining why your experience, interests, and skills make you an ideal candidate to rpasciuto@neavs.org. Please include "Development Intern” in the subject.

Learn more about who we are, our spending practices, and our four-point strategy at our Why Support NEAVS page.

Learn about our campaigns – including legislation/policy change, scientific research, public outreach, education and medical training, and rescue and sanctuary – on our Avenues of Advocacy page.


Communications Intern

A national 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal protection organization, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), founded in 1895, seeks a part-time intern for the Communications Department in its Boston office.

NEAVS is an animal protection organization with a professional, scientifically informed, and strategically focused approach to our mission.

Intern will assist with the communications, public relations, and marketing work of the organization, including print, radio, television, social media, and other web-based content. The ideal candidate is a team player, energetic, able to lead and take direction, and is committed to the welfare of animals or other social justice.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of college; those with undergrad degrees are encouraged to apply as well
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Graphic design or web development experience a plus

NEAVS maintains a vegan office policy. Position is unpaid, though it includes a small stipend.

To Apply:

Send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter explaining why your experience, interests, and skills make you an ideal candidate to nfinn@neavs.org. Please include "Communications Intern” in the subject.