Pasa Sustainable Agriculture is a nonprofit that provides farmer-driven education, research & services for growing a healthier planet.

Mission: cultivating environmentally sound, economically viable, community-focused farms and food systems.

History: In February 1992, a group of Pennsylvania farmers decided to host a conference devoted to advancing the art and science of sustainable agriculture. At the time, it was difficult to find reliable education and resources for farmers who wanted to steward their land in harmony with natural ecosystems and who wanted to sell their products locally to support the health and vibrancy of their local communities. The Conference has become a treasured annual event, where farmers find a peer community they can rely on as they navigate the challenges of operating a farm business in a changing climate.

Over the years, Pasa has been called on to address the needs of our community beyond gathering once a year. We started taking the peer-to-peer learning model out in the field at year-round, farmer-led educational events. We now administer farming apprenticeships, farm-based research studies, farmer outreach programs, and farm technical assistance. Today, Pasa is a community of tens of thousands of farmers and changemakers working together to advance resilient and equitable farms and food systems.

Pasa Sustainable Agriculture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Location of work: Intern must be located in PA or within 150 miles of Harrisburg, PA. This is a primarily remote internship with some in-person workdays at either of the Pasa office locations (Harrisburg or Philadelphia) and regular travel throughout Pennsylvania (estimated 2-4 days of travel per month) to assist with regional events. Pasa will reimburse mileage at the federal mileage rate (currently $0.655 per mile).

Job description: We’re seeking a community service-oriented individual who thrives in a team setting and loves to plan events, to support our Events team in serving gender-diverse audiences. The purpose of this role is to expand Pasa's capacity to provide valuable, welcoming, and accessible in-person and virtual events through program development and logistical support. This internship can include planning events from the ground up as well as researching and reporting on gender in agriculture and education to help inform Pasa’s education and training programs.

Compensation: This is a paid internship, coordinated through Penn State.


  • Develop and coordinate logistics for two or three events
  • Produce a report on gender equity at events and in education with recommendations for Pasa's event planning and production, from processes to culture
  • Work with the Events team to provide event development and logistics support for multiple events, including day of support
  • Ensure that our events are serving our core program goals as well as our organizational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) objectives with a particular focus on gender equity
  • Participate in the Summer season reflection


  • This position is open to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have reliable access to a car and a valid U.S. driver's license
  • Must be a student in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to accessibility and DEIJ principles
  • Familiarity with Google Workspace (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc.)

Pasa team value statement

We are passionate about effectively advancing our mission. We value team members who:

  • share our passion and can clearly communicate the value of our work to diverse audiences;
  • are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice;
  • anticipate and address roadblocks or other challenges;
  • stay current on trends in the field;
  • embrace and accommodate change;
  • contribute diverse viewpoints and experiences; and
  • continuously advance their knowledge and skills through professional development.

We strive to create a work culture that promotes both independence and collaboration.
We value team members who:

  • are committed to fostering a connected, respectful, and responsive work environment, whether work is being conducted remotely or in person;
  • exemplify honesty and integrity;
  • possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  • exercise good judgment and take initiative when needed;
  • celebrate each other’s growth and accomplishments; and
  • recognize their own strengths and also when to seek more information or guidance

We take pride in the quality of our work. We value team members who:

  • consider the big picture while paying close attention to accuracy and detail;
  • can clearly and thoughtfully communicate in person and in writing;
  • are highly organized; and
  • seek to find better ways to do things.

We believe balance makes us more effective. We value team members who:

  • prioritize their personal wellbeing;
  • take breaks and time off to re-energize and ground themselves; and
  • communicate when they need support.

We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people of color; Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people; veterans; people with disabilities; people who have been formerly incarcerated; and others who are underrepresented within the environmental nonprofit sector to apply.

COVID-19 policy: As of October 24, 2022, Pasa staff and interns are not required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment. However all staff and interns must privately disclose their vaccination status to Human Resources upon hire. All staff and interns, regardless of vaccination status, are required to conduct COVID-19 rapid tests before and after attending any indoor event or meeting hosted by Pasa. This policy is subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

Apply here by October 27th at 12 pm

Ag Sciences Global


106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Ag Sciences Global


106 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802