Internships at PAN
PAN North America thrives on the dedication and commitment of its staff and interns. Join us and help advance alternatives to pesticides worldwide.
See our open positions below. To apply, please follow the instructions given within each job description. We are accepting applications on an on-going basis. There is no stipend associated with an intern position; however, we do cover any local commuting costs.
We are currently recruiting for the following intern positions:
- Online Communications &/or Social Media Internship
- Communications Internship with Californians for Pesticide Reform
- Development Internship
- Pesticides & Human Health Internship
- Sustainable Food Systems Internship
Why work with PAN?
Interns work directly 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 19th St BART station in Oakland, CA. 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.
How to apply for a PAN Internship position
To apply, please submit the following:
Cover Letter including:
- Why you want to work with PAN and what experience and/or skills you hope to gain
- Your background, experience, and skills
- Anticipated start/end dates
- Number of hours you are available per week
- A brief list of project topics or areas that interest you
- Current resume
- Brief writing sample (maximum 10 pages)
- Two references (name, contact information, relationship)
Please direct all communications to: Coordinator, Intern Leadership Development Program at firstname.lastname@example.org