Contract –Full time
To use a variety of research and investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA’s focus areas –including the use of animals for food, for clothing, for experimentation, for entertainment, in the pet trade and for labor – as well as investigations into environmental and human health hazards related to these issues
Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
1-Prepare fact sheets on various animal protection issues
2-Conduct research as requested to help advance PETA’s campaigns
3-Conduct assigned short- and long-term investigations – including undercover investigations from beginning to end, including the following duties:
4-Research and interpret a variety of animal protection laws and issues in order to thoroughly prepare for investigations
5-Travel to and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary (including for several weeks or months at a time, if required)
6-Visit various industries that use animals as an animal welfare officer, as a PETA representative, as a member of the public or in some other capacity, as required
7-Work to obtain a voluntary position, an internship or employment in various industries that use animals, if required
8-Obtain and inspect relevant documents and paperwork from government offices, businesses and industries during investigations, as required
9-Work with trusted contacts during investigations and ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times
10-Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion
11-Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel and improper conduct
12-View and transcribe videos and select scenes for use in video edits
13-Log photos and videos
14-Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the chief executive officer’s attention
15-Develop documented cases
16-Draft complaints
17-Analyse research and technical papers
18-Prepare reports and videos on investigations
19-Perform a variety of tasks to prepare for the public release of investigations
20-Work with approved lawyers, as required, to assess evidence for violations of laws and regulations
21-Work with experts, as required, to assess investigation findings
22-Cooperate fully in criminal, civil and regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from investigations
23-Where necessary to have a trusted volunteer or contractor do the investigation for PETA because of his or her credentials, language skills or other reason, recruit and work closely with that person, ensuring necessary detail is included in his or her work and confidentiality is maintained
24-Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
25-Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
1-Investigative journalism or other appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience
2-Basic veterinary knowledge or experience a plus
3-Experience as an Honorary Animal Welfare Officer as recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India a plus
4-Experience with audio-visual equipment
5-Thorough knowledge of Indian animal protection laws
6-Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
7-Fluency in English and Hindi
8-Fluency in other Indian languages a plus
9-Proven ability to conduct in-depth research using a variety of means
10-Proven exceptional written and verbal communication skills
11-Diligent attention to detail and the ability to handle extreme stress
12-Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully
13-Proven excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle many issues simultaneously
14-15Ability to make sound judgments and to work independently in stressful environments
16-Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times
17-Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home, including for months at a time, if required Commitment to the objectives of the organization
To apply for a position with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, please send your cover letter and CV to or complete this form.


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