Dr. Richard Pan Internship Program

Dr. Pan’s Senate office offers three different types of internships: Legislative, District/Community and Communications.  When applying, you are invited to specify your interest in one, two or all three of the internships.  While taking the needs of the office into consideration, a concerted effort is made to place interns in the area most suited to his/her professional goals and interests.  

Part-time or full-time internships are offered on a year-round basis.   In some cases, students may be able to earn school credit for completing an internship.

Individuals at any level of experience or academic standing are encouraged to apply. As space becomes available, Dr. Pan’s office will contact qualified applicants for an interview.

To apply, please click here!


Legislative and District Office Internship

The legislative and district office internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable career experience while becoming familiar with the legislative process and community outreach. Duties can include attending committee hearings and legislative meetings, writing talking points and briefing, conducting research, drafting correspondence, performing administrative tasks, and assisting staff when needed. Responsibilities and projects are tailored to each individual's interest and level of experience. 

Communications Internship

Communications interns will assist the Communications Director with a number of media-related projects including, website maintenance, writing projects, social media outreach, research, event coordination, media list clean-up and other administrative duties.  While assisting with a wide range of projects, interns will gain hands-on experience and training in many aspects of media outreach in an elected official’s office.

SB 947 will focus staff time on moving families into the workforce and cut transportation expenses

September 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 947 to reduce red tape in the application process for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program was signed by the Governor today. 

Since 2009, applicants for the CalFresh program, which offers food to families in need, have had the opportunity to be interviewed over the telephone.  Conversely, applicants for the CalWORKs program must be interviewed in-person, even in counties that would rather conduct interviews over the phone to improve efficiencies and better utilize limited staff time.

SB 1189 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Entering Autopsy Room When Individual Died in their Care & States Forensic Autopsies Must be Conducted by Medical Experts

September 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Dr. Richard Pan and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, SB 1189 to ensure autopsies are conducted only by licensed physicians and forensic autopsy reports are accurate and unbiased has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principle co-authored by Senator Bill Monning, which would allow California to partner at the federal level to help prevent violent deaths, including gun deaths, was signed by the Governor today.

SB 877 requires California to maintain a comprehensive data-tracking system on violent deaths in the state and to participate in the federal program to collect data, the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). SB 877 is sponsored by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.