Work with PAN

PAN North America thrives on the dedication and commitment of its staff, interns and volunteers. Join us and help advance alternatives to pesticides worldwide.

Employment opportunities

While there are no open positions posted at the moment, please check back. Two temporary part-time positions will be posted soon.

Intern or volunteer with PAN

We have openings for interns and volunteers at Pesticide Action Network! This page provides information on our program and volunteer and intern opportunities.

Why work with PAN?

Interns and volunteers work with PAN staff, conducting research, analysis and outreach for specific projects and campaigns. They carry out PAN’s mission of making the world a more healthy and just place by replacing pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives. Some concrete benefits include:

Experience in the nonprofit world

You gain experience in the day-to-day general operation of a non-governmental organization (NGO) and learn how advocacy, coalition-building, and organizational development is conducted.

Experience with pesticide-related issues

PAN works on the local, state, national and international levels in its efforts to reduce pesticide use and promote alternatives. You will learn about the scientific, political, social and economic issues that affect the regulation and release of pesticides into the environment.

Project guidance and support

You work closely with PAN staff on your project. Depending upon the nature of the project, you conduct library and web research, write up your results, assist with development tasks and help with campaigns on pesticides, policies, economics and/or alternative agriculture.

Receive college credit

We work with students who wish to receive college credit and faculty who wish to place students to provide an experience that meets academic requirements.

Flexible schedule

While we ask you for a specific time commitment, we can be flexible to meet individual scheduling needs.

Transportation stipend

Our office is conveniently located by the Powell Street BART and Muni stations. PAN reimburses local daily transportation costs for interns and some volunteers.

Qualifications

We are looking for people who share a commitment to environmental and social justice issues and a special interest in pesticide reform. We seek competent people who are self-motivated, willing to be flexible, capable of working independently, and can work in a team. Good writing and computer skills are desired; additional language skills are a plus. Some projects require a science or information technology background. We try to match your skills, experience, and interest with PAN program and campaign needs.