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.

Measure gives researchers access to data needed to comprehensively Conduct their research on firearm violence and prevention

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 536, a measure authored by Dr. Richard Pan, to provide much-needed data to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, passed the California State Senate today on a vote of 25-13. 

April 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and author of legislation aimed at boosting vaccine rates, hailed new data released today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) demonstrating that, in its first year of implementation, Senate Bill 277 is raising school vaccine rates to levels not seen in a decade and a half. 

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a former UC Davis faculty member and Director of the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program, made the following statement regarding the selection of Gary May, Ph.D. as UC Davis Chancellor: