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. 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 have three internship positions open.

1.   CEQA Internship

PCL seeks an intern to assist with the development of our CEQA program which helps California create more livable communities. The intern will work with the Policy 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. Communications & Development Internship

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

PCL in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation is campaigning to: advance habitat connectivity for wildlife in California (specifically mountain lions), promote and implement protections for wildlife in the state’s plan to protect 30% of California by 2030, and develop policy options to help protect and recover wildlife after forest fires. 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.