Thursday, March 17, 2011

Summer Jobs with the Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. They run campaigns for the Sierra Club, the Human Rights Campaign, USPIRG, and Environment America. This summer they will be in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns.

Last summer their staff helped ban off-shore drilling to protect our coasts, repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and increase food safety standards to make school lunches safer- all while building valuable leadership skills.

Currently, they have paid positions open on their campaign staff in each of their locations. They require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

As a member of their staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you gain knowledge of pressing concerns our country is facing, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

They will hold information sessions and interviews at University of Puget Sound March 30-31.

To find out more and apply, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH.

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