We currently have no open paid positions at the League. Please review our internships below which provide in depth experience working with environmental policy in California.


PCL and PCL Foundation internships are a great way to become familiar with environmental policy in California, and to network with other environmental non-profit organizations, government representatives, and other stakeholders. We have a friendly, flexible, and fast-paced office, and our interns provide key support to our environmental mission.

Work assignments include policy research, report writing, event planning, and outreach to community groups. Interns work on a core project and often provide support to PCL staff on other assignments. You will also have opportunities to work at the Capitol, such as attending hearings and meetings on assigned bills.

We have three intern classes a year: spring, summer and fall. Please contact us if you are interested in an internship.


We are looking for law students or graduate students in related fields for these positions; however, outstanding undergraduate interns will also be considered. All candidates should possess excellent research and communication skills, and be well suited to work in a fast-paced environment. These are unpaid internships, but we will assist you in attempting to secure funding for the position.


We currently has three internship positions open as of September 27, 2017:

1.   Land Use Intern

PCL seeks an intern to assist with the development of our Transportation & Land Use Reform Project. This project examines the forces that drive our current land use and transportation decision making and seeks to identify ways to promote sustainable land use and transportation patterns that will reduce greenhouse gases and create more livable communities. Intern will work with the Executive Director and program staff to plan, research, and present this information as an advocacy tool. This position requires strong research and analytical skills, an interest in environmental policy, and the ability to communicate complex information to a general audience. This is a volunteer position that requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. For more information, contact PCL.

2. Development Intern

PCL seeks an organized, motivated Development Intern to support our fundraising efforts. The intern will work with the Executive Director, Communications & Events Director, and program staff. This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in non-profit management to learn about organizational sustainability, financing, and fundraising.

Interns will assist in securing funding for PCL and PCL Foundation, communicating our gratitude to supporters, and planning and executing major events. The Development Intern will gain experience in fundraising through event planning, community engagement, prospective donor research, database management, gift processing, grant research and proposal development, and will receive training on research tools.

This position requires strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail. A background in outreach, event management, or non-profit work is desirable. This is a volunteer position that requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week. For more information, contact PCL.

3. California Fuels Our Future Campaign Internship

PCL in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation is campaigning to reform the corn-ethanol mandate in the federal renewable fuels standard. PCL’s efforts focus on educating California’s, stakeholders, and members of Congress about the impacts of corn-ethanol use on wildlife, climate, air quality, and our economy. This is a volunteer position that requires a commitment of at least 10-15 hours per week. A good fit for those with interest/skills in: policy analysis, community outreach, legislative advocacy, or environmental health and justice. For more information, contact PCL.

How to apply/For More Info

To apply or discuss an internship, please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to the contact person found in the internship description.