I'm finishing my PhD in space science in a few months (hopefully!) and am looking at career opportunities. I'm particularly interested in working in animal advocacy or longtermist work (e.g. think Future of Humanity Research Institute), in particular how we can reduce suffering of humans and non-humans in to the future. I've been developing a list of organisations I'd like to apply to for work, and would like to share them here, both for reference and for any feedback or organisations I've missed. I've also provided my specific background and situation.
My primary goal is to be elected to the upper house of either NSW state government (3 years from now) or Australian federal government (2 years from now) for the Animal Justice Party. I think I have a realistic chance at this and will have this in mind when choosing where to work. My preference therefore is for work based in Australia, or work that can be done remotely, but I'm open to moving internationally. My PhD is in space science, and I've been looking at the use of geophysics for off-Earth mining, colonisation and asteroid/comet deflection. I've been writing about existential risks and influencing the far future alongside this.
My other background is working with various EA chapters and organisations, an undergrad in geology and geophysics, working as a geophysicist in the resources industry, and various political and non-political animal advocacy and outreach.
Future of Humanity Institute
Centre for the study of existential risk
Commission for the Human Future
NSW Animal Liberation
Animal Charity Evaluators
Australian Space Agency
Mercy for Animals
Open Philanthropy Project/Good ventures
Foundational Research Institute
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative
Other ACE recommended charities
Vision of Earth
Wild animal initiative
Qualia Research Institute
Centre for reducing suffering
Any feedback on these organisations, or if there are some along the theme that I'm missing, or any other advice, would be greatly appreciated.