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Pesticide Action Network North America
1611 Telegraph Ave, Suite 1200
We are seeking a strong, hard-working and motivated candidate to join our team as a Communications Intern.
We're looking for someone who wants to work in a team and who enjoys the dynamic of a fast- paced organization where we juggle multiple projects on tight deadlines simultaneously without dropping the ball. We need a smart, talented, ambitious individual who can do it all and is committed to making a difference.
Learning the issues well enough to write confidently about them will take a bit of time and upfront investment; we therefore ask that you commit to at least 10-15 hours per week and a three-month commitment minimum. Below is a general description of the work, but we imagine tailoring to meet your specific strengths and interests.
Essential Job Functions
Assist with Message & Content Development: Help draft action alerts, website copy, blogs, fundraising appeals, and other creative materials;
Online Outreach: Coordinate efforts such as search engine optimization, social media outreach (esp. Facebook & YouTube), Google AdWords.
Communications & Campaigns Research: Conduct target- and market-specific media research as necessary to support campaign objectives;
Coordinate Media Relations: Help distribute press releases and coordinate calls; Respond to media requests and arrange interviews for PAN staff; and Other support duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent verbal and writing skills.
Very strong online research skills and/or drive.
Familiarity with social media platforms preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to work in diverse teams, manage time and workload effectively.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Good organizational skills, demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity.
Understanding of environmental health, social justice and/or food system reform is strongly preferred; passion around these issues is even better.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree, or pursuing one and/or 2-3 years related work experience.
Some work or volunteer experience.
Experience in working in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
PAN is committed to working internationally and addressing structural and systemic inequities. Accordingly, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates, from a variety of backgrounds, who are committed to our mission and vision.