Monday, March 21, 2011

Fund for the Public Interest - Summer jobs that matter!

Interviews on campus Wednesday 3/30 and Thursday 3/31

Fund For The Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility, membership and political power of the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.

Professor O'Neil,

I work for a non-profit organization called the Fund for the Public Interest and we are currently reaching out to college students at the University of Puget Sound to tell them about our summer job opportunities. We are hiring students who are articulate and passionate about working on environmental and social justice campaigns to help us to build resources for groups like the Sierra Club, Environment Washington, WashPIRG and the Human Rights Campaign. The job itself includes fundraising, public education, outreach and membership building for these groups. It is a great training for students looking to work in politics, non-profits, social justice and environmental issues.
I know a lot of students don’t necessarily know how to find jobs like these so I was hoping that, as a professor in Politics and Government, you would have access to departmental listservs or would allow me to make a brief announcement in one of your classes; also, if you know better ways of reaching out to students via student groups or clubs, please let me know!
I will be on campus on Wednesday, March 30th and Thursday, March 31st, speaking with students and interviewing them for these positions. Below is a quick announcement that offers some information about the jobs and the info sessions. Thanks so much for your help during this busy season!


Katrina Rosen
Citizen Outreach Director, FFPI
(o) 206-621-8334
(c) 206-841-5141


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

Last summer our 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, we have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. We require that interested candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills.

As a member of our 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.
We 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