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.
PAN is seeking a part-time Communication Assistant to support content creation and online organizing. The position requires strong writing skills, attention to detail and ease with social media and online advocacy platforms. Our preference is to hire in December for work running from January through April 2015. For details and application instructions, see the full Position Anouncement.
PAN is also seeking a part-time Iowa Policy Organizer to support legislation to protect farmers and rural communities from pesticide drift. Responsibilities include community outreach, media work, direct lobbying and online engagement. Coalition-building and community organizing experience is required; our preference is to hire in November for work running from December 2014 through April 2015. For details and application instructions, see the full Position Anouncement.
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.
While we ask you for a specific time commitment, we can be flexible to meet individual scheduling needs.
Our office is conveniently located by the Powell Street BART and Muni stations. PAN reimburses local daily transportation costs for interns and some volunteers.
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.