Organizing & Policy Intern: Sacramento | Pesticide Action Network
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Organizing & Policy Intern: Sacramento



The Sacramento-based Organizing & Policy Intern will report to the Organizing Director, Paul Towers, and work closely with other staff at PAN to support a variety of campaigns with research, writing and organizing skills (see Specific Responsibilities below).

To apply

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:


See the full job description.

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.

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 19th St BART station in Oakland, CA. PAN reimburses local daily transportation costs for interns and some volunteers.