Food & Justice; Organizing intern

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Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America works to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives, by building public will for state, national and global policy change. Our interns are a crucial part of our team and help in all aspects of our public will campaigning framework:
Research to understand the dynamics of a problem and possible solutions
Building community / institutional awareness and support (power-building)
Garnering media coverage with strategic frames and key messages
Getting the issue on the public agenda in a way that is viable for policy action
Building policymaker support for ecologically sound and socially just solutions.


This internship is focused on building organizing skills and providing organizing support to PANNA’s campaigns through direct work with partner organizations. Other likely responsibilities are campaign research; materials production; and network outreach. Interns also spend some of their time on data entry and other office tasks.


Our internships are designed to fit a diverse spectrum of people coming with and from different skill-sets, ages, and academic (or non-academic) backgrounds. We always give preference to candidates from frontline communities. The ideal candidate is also able to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to food justice.
Interns are expected to hold a commitment to cultural humility / competency and principles of racial / social equity and justice, and be willing to participate in cultural competency modules that are a required part of each internship.
Interns are provided with deep support from their supervisor and the coordinator of the Intern Leadership Development Program, but are expected to do most of their day-to-day work independently, with little supervision.

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