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From the U.S. Congress down to city halls, everywhere important decisions are being made, powerful interests are pushing for laws and policies that are not in line with the public interest.
As a U.S. PIRG fellow, you will stand up to powerful interests like Wall Street lobbyists and pharmaceutical companies as you work to win concrete results for consumers. You’ll work closely with experienced advocates and organizers, and you’ll learn to make the case for reform through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers. Through the course of the fellowship, you will get the skills, experience and training necessary to take on leadership in the social change movement.
- As a fellow, you might work on any of the following issues: transportation, food safety, government aid to education, toxic pollution cleanup, money in politics, voting reform and more.
- Responsibilities include: developing issue expertise through research and report writing; planning campaigns and developing strategies to win; building and demonstrating public support through media events, and by working with activists and like-minded organizations; making the case to decision-makers in one-on-one meetings and through legislative testimony; and building your program through fundraising.
- Each fellow takes on the critical role of building the organization by canvassing for portions of the year, in addition to running a citizen outreach office in the summer months.
Ready to apply?
If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country, consider a job with U.S. PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs.
You can solve real problems that affect the lives of thousands, sometimes millions of people. Find out more about our open positions.