• ICAS offers unpaid internships positions, which provide excellent opportunities to learn how to run an event, program or project, delegate tasks, edit articles, write book or movie reviews, develop public relations skills, update and/or write for websites, write policy reports, and conduct research and analysis.
  • ICAS internships offer great experiences for college students and the concerned public to gain skills working with a professional non-profit animal advocacy organization while making a significant social contribution. If you are interested, please contact us with the materials 1 through 5 noted below.
  • The internship program with ICAS is open to students and community members. The internship program can be for either a semester, an academic year, or a calender year, which are all renewable.
  • Internship programs are typically dedicated to a specific goal, project, time line, and process.
  • Internships can be either academic based with credits (1 to 3) or non-academic. If academic and credit related, we will likely have to set and monitor a precise number of hours. Otherwise, the internships will be individualized and set up between the individual intern and Coordinator of the ICAS Internship Program.
  • Internships are typically 10 to 20 hours or a project a month, if not for college credits.


If you would like to apply please send:

  1. A 500 word personal statement
  2. Your full contact information (phone-number, e-mail, name, address)
  3. Three references
  4. A list of pertinent skills
  5. Area of ICAS you would like to assist with (we cannot promise that you will be placed in that particular area, but we will do our best to accommodate requests)


Sarah Bezan
2014 ICAS Scholar

1. Critical Animal Studies; Human-Animal Studies, Posthumanism
2. Death Studies or Thanatology
3. New Materialism, Speculative Realism
4. Space and Place Theory

Sarah Bezan is a contract faculty member of The University of Winnipeg’s Department of English, specializing in critical animal studies, waste aesthetics, and women’s writing. She is also a contributor to the Journal for Critical Animal Studies and Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism. An incoming Ph.D. student at The University of Alberta, Sarah’s SSHRC-funded doctoral dissertation, entitled “Post-mortem Postmodernism(s): Dissecting the Corpse and Carcass in Contemporary Literature and Culture,” will examine the interconnections between foundational and emerging conceptions of human and non-human death as represented in postmodern literature, film, and visual media.


Michelle Harnett graduated in 2002 with a BSc in biology from Bishop’s University in Quebec and has since worked in the field of animal health. Having worked in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, gaining certification in canine hydrotherapy and therapeutic massage, and recently returning to school, Michelle is currently on her way to earning a professional designation in animal health and would like to help wildlife and “farm” animals. When she’s not working or studying, she enjoys time with friends, hiking with her dog, swimming, traveling, reading and self study on various issues.


Margaret (Meg) Perret is an undergrad at UC Berkeley. Her academic interests include CAS, bioethics, ecofeminism, and science and technology studies. Working with the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy (BOAA), the Coalition to Fight Factory Farming (CFF), and the Occupy Movement, Meg is an activist in the bay area. When she isn’t studying or protesting, Meg loves to derive math equations, rant about capitalism, defend second wave feminism and spar with NPR programming. She dreams of being a university professor and bringing some fresh vegan-feminism into the academy. For now, she is content dreaming of the contents of her future bookshelves.


Nicholas Silcox is a Peace and Justice major and Gender and Women studies and Africana and African American Studies minors at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. As Ursinus, he is President and founder of the Animal Advocacy Coalition, President of WeCAN, a social justice and activism group, and Vice President of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance. He is interested in the intersectionality of academia and activism and hopes to enter a sociology Ph.D. program to continue to be an effective and relevant activist throughout his life.



2011 ICAS Interns

Amy Gorski, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Parendi Birdie, University of Kansas


2010 ICAS Interns

Elizabeth Green, SUNY Cortland, Sociology, New York

Nicolás Jiménez, La Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombian

Ashley M. Mosgrove, SUNY Cortland, Psychology, New York