U.S. PIRG's Fellowship Program

Learn the basics of organizing, and put these skills to work to cast a spotlight on social problems and help run our campaigns.

We’re hiring Fellows to work on big problems: whether it’s stopping the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, checking the influence of billionaires and Super PACs over our elections, giving consumers the right to know if GMOs are in their food, passing new recycling laws, or promoting smart transportation options for a 21st century economy.

At PIRG, we know that a smart policy solution or real change won't just happen. You need to organize, advocate and fight for it. By becoming a Fellow with U.S. PIRG, you will learn how to become an experienced organizer and advocate for the public interest.

What Fellows Do

Our Fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. We need people who are willing to work hard to advocate for the public interest — whether it’s by developing campaigns, building coalitions, mobilizing and organizing the public, showcasing our work online and in the media, or making our case directly to decision makers.

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG.

The powerful industries have their lobbyists. That’s why we need people like you to ensure the public’s voice is heard, that decision makers do the right thing, and to keep fighting to solve more of America’s problems.

Qualifications

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.

Compensation & 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.

Locations and start dates

We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Start date: August 1, 2017.

Things to know when you apply

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 making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

U.S. PIRG 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Find Out More About Jobs with U.S. PIRG

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