U.S. PIRG FELLOWSHIP
SPEAK FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.
Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FELLOW
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.
LOCATIONS & START DATES
We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston, Denver, New York City, and Portland, Oregon. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018.
We also offer state-based fellowships in California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Washington State, and Wisconsin.
ARE YOU READY TO SPEAK FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST?
U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.
The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.
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The Community Voters Project is hiring Canvass Directors to help increase voter registration and ensure everyone’s voice is heard in our democracy this election. Canvass Directors will recruit and oversee a team of committed canvasser activists and help increase participation of underrepresented communities in the 2018 elections. Learn more here: https://communityvotersproject.org/jobs.
PIRG Campus Action is hiring organizers to help get out the youth vote. Learn more here: https://pirgcampusaction.org/.
U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.
Minimum Education Required