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The Fund for the Public Interest

The Fund for the Public Interest

Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 8007532874       Fax: 6172928057

Email:  jvinci@fundstaff.org

Website:  The Fund for the Public Interest

Fund for the Public Interest - Campaign Staff Description: This was the summer job of a Rhodes Scholar, Yale Law grads, the former Chief Officer of Teach for America, the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA and thousands of other public interest leaders. At the Fund for the Public Interest, weve been organizing campaigns to protect the environment and stand up for the public interest for more than 30 years. Work with us and gain valuable skills mobilizing and building citizen support, activating the media around critical issues and running petition drives for important campaigns. This summer, work on important issues, build your resume and earn money while youre at it. Earn $4,000-$6,000 this summer. Hourly wage: $9-$14/hr. (Average amount earned and hourly wage vary by location.) We are running 50 offices in over 25 states!This summer, you will gain valuable experience that you wont get anywhere else, working at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues that our country faces today. You will have the opportunity to learn how to train and develop new staff, run news conferences, and build coalitions - all while mobilizing public support on behalf of the campaign. Its like the best internship you can get, and you get paid!Hours We are running several urgent campaigns and are looking to fill positions immediately as well as for the summer. Most staff begin in May and work through August, with the possibility of continuing year-round near their schools or in the same location. Campaign staff typically work between 40 hours/week, and the level of commitment can be tailored to your schedule.Qualifications We are looking for people who work hard, communicate well, and have a desire to strengthen and pursue social change.Benefits All year round staff have are offered a generous benefits package which includes paid vacation, sick days, health insurance and a retirement plan.To Apply Apply online at: www.jobsthatmatter.org or call our central office at 1-800-75-EARTHAbout the FundThe Fund For The Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility, membership and political power of the nations leading environmental and progressive groups.The Fund was launched in 1982 to develop campaigns and technologies to engage Americans in public interest advocacy efforts. Through our fundraising and non-fundraising canvasses, weve gathered over 20 million petition signatures over the past 25 years and raised over $20 million for our partner organizations in the last year alone.Current Fund partners like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the Human Rights Campaign are expanding their donor base and passing tougher legislation against air pollution, forest clear-cutting, hate crimes, and special interest money in politics. We owe our success to the fusion of our staffs grassroots organizing experience, cost-conscious attitude and work ethic with our partner groups issue expertise, initiative and vision.For more information visit www.fundforthepublicinterest.org

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