CalCAN Policy Internship

Applications due November 26th, 5:00 PM.

CalCAN Policy Internship – The policy intern will have the opportunity to assist in policy coordination, working with CalCAN’s Policy Director and Associate Policy Director. Activities will include the development of policy program materials; creation and implementation of research and writing projects; assisting with legislative tracking; and possible event coordination. The intern will also have the opportunity to write blogs for our website and newsletter.

Expectations – CalCAN expects an average 15-hour per week time commitment from the policy intern. The intern will be supervised by CalCAN’s Policy Director who has offices in Sacramento and Alameda. The intern will be expected to participate in weekly in-person meetings in Sacramento or the East Bay with opportunities for joining additional meetings/events in Sacramento. The intern is expected to provide their own computer access, workspace, and housing. Any internship related travel to events or meetings other than the weekly meetings will be compensated.

Duration/Schedule – The internship is four months, beginning in January and ending in April. Start and end dates are negotiable, and the weekly schedule of internship hours worked is flexible.

Potential Candidates – We will consider any candidate with a demonstrated interest in sustainable agriculture/climate change policy and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Finances – CalCAN will pay $900/month in stipend.

Application Process – Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • A letter expressing reasons for interest in this position and describing relevant background
  • A writing sample of no more than 2 pages.
  • A resumé.
  • Names/contact information for three references.

The application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 5:00 PM. Please email applications to Jeanne Merrill, CalCAN Policy Director, For more information, please send an email. Please, no phone calls.

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