U.S. Public Interest Research Group

U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action. Through investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. U.S. PIRG's mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our health, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.

U.S. Public Interest Research Group United States
Aug 07, 2018
Graduate Assistant/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 $26,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. LOCATIONS AND START DATES We’re hiring for positions in: Washington, D.C.; Boston, MA; Austin, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Seattle, WA; St. Petersburg, FL; Madison, WI; Oakland, CA; or Trenton, NJ. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Start date: August 2018. We also have immediate postitions available. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com