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FELLOWSHIP: Consumer Program

Posted on: January 30, 2017

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Job description

Join us in stopping Wall Street’s attacks on the biggest consumer cop on the beat, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

We’re hiring one Fellow to work on one very big issue: stopping Wall Street and its allies in the Trump administration and Congress from weakening or dismantling the biggest consumer cop on the beat, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

After the 2008 economic collapse, we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In just five years, it has been a huge success, returning nearly $12 billion dollars to 29 million consumers wronged by companies that have broken the law.

But Wall Street and its allies are trying to weaken the protections put in place by the agency, or worse, get rid of it entirely.

In joining our team, you will help us convince U.S. Senators to stand up for consumers and the public interest. You’ll learn to work effectively with the media and will learn the skills of organizing so that we can counterbalance the influence those on Wall Street what want to unravel the consumer protections that we’ve put in place.

WHAT FELLOWS DO

Our Fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. We need people who are willing to work hard to advocate for the public interest — whether it’s by developing campaigns, building coalitions, mobilizing and organizing the public, showcasing our work online and in the media, or making our case directly to decision makers.

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within PIRG.

The powerful industries have their lobbyists. That’s why we need people like you to ensure the public’s voice is heard, that decision makers do the right thing, and to keep fighting to solve more of America’s problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

START TIMELINE:

We’re looking for people to start right away and next August.

PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a
competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for
advancement.

To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

Tackle real problems. Implement smart solutions. Get results.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Locations

Washington DC, DC
Chicago, IL

Details

Employer
US PIRG

Job category
Advocacy

Employment type
Full Time

Experience
0+ years

Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Start date
August 1, 2017

Apply by July 1, 2017