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U.S. PIRG Fellow

Posted on: March 1, 2017

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Job description

Life-saving antibiotics are too important to squander, but that is exactly what is happening due to the overuse of these drugs. One of the biggest culprits? Factory farms that routinely administer antibiotics to livestock even when the animals are not sick.

We’re convincing major restaurant chains to buy meat from farms that do not misuse antibiotics. It’s working, but we need change to happen faster.

In joining our team, you will urge more restaurant chains to follow the lead of Chipotle, Subway and others. You’ll push for policy changes at the state and federal levels. And you’ll learn the skills of organizing so that you can powerfully demonstrate support for smarter, healthier antibiotic policies.

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.

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.

The target annual compensation for this position is $25,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

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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.


Washington, DC
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
Denver, CO



Job category
Community Organizing

Employment type
Full Time

0+ years


Start date
July 31, 2017

Apply by August 31, 2017