U.S. PIRG Fellowship

Speak for the Public Interest

When decisions are being made that affect our health, our safety, or our rights as consumers and citizens, U.S. PIRG speaks up on behalf of the public.

Whether it’s a decision about how to address the misuse of our life-saving antibiotics in agriculture, or how to stop the mishandling of our personal information by companies like Facebook and Equifax, or addressing our country’s plastic waste crisis, the problems we work on aren’t progressive or conservative. They’re just problems that we shouldn’t tolerate any longer.

What It Means To Be A Fellow

You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working to protect consumers and enable citizens to lead healthier, safer, more secure lives. 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. You’ll run a grassroots campaign office each summer during your fellowship where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers to raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.

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 organizing experience, including building campus groups.

Pay & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 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., Portland, ME, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, Baltimore, Chicago and Madison, WI. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2019. Immediate positions also available.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?

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 country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. 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 or veteran status.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JOBS

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