Full-Time Illinois PIRG State Fellow
Speak For The Public Interest with Illinois PIRG
Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us — it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.
Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As an Illinois PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.
What It Means To Be A Fellow
As a fellow with Illinois PIRG, you won’t just be behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, helping us launch a public health campaign to educate the community on the rising danger of antibiotic resistant bacteria (also known as “superbugs”), and what we can do to fight it. You’ll also help us continue to lead advocacy efforts for strong, well-executed implementation of Automatic Voter Registration, the protection of individuals’ privacy rights in this growing digital world, and much more. Whether it’s getting the issue into the media, helping our coalitions to grow, or organizing events and rallies, your work will directly contribute to achieving real policy wins.
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with Illinois PIRG. 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.
Pay & Benefits
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Illinois PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.
Locations & Start Dates
We’re hiring in Chicago, IL. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2018.
Please fill out an online application.
Are you ready to speak for the public interest?
Illinois 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 getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.
Illinois 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.