Job Description - OSPIRG Fellowship- Train to be a leader, advocate for the public
If you're looking for a powerful opportunity to change America for the better, consider OSPIRG (Oregon State Public Interest Research Group). For 40 years, OSPIRG has tackled critical issues, from reforming health care to ending our country's oil addiction to protecting consumers from unsafe food and products. We get results in part because we hire smart, talented people each year—and give them a lot of responsibility from day one on the job.
Fellowship Program (learn more at www.OSPIRG.org/fellowship)
From the U.S. Congress down to city halls, everywhere important decisions are being made, powerful interests are pushing for laws and policies that are not in line with the public interest.
As an OSPIRG fellow, you will:
* stand up to powerful interests as you work to win concrete results for consumers;
* work closely with experienced advocates and organizers;
* learn how to make the case for reform through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers;
* and gain the skills, experience and training necessary to take on leadership in the social change movement.
As a fellow, you might work on any of the following issues: transportation, food safety, government aid to education, toxic pollution cleanup, money in politics, voting reform and more.
We are looking for motivated individuals who are willing to work hard and commit themselves to getting results. We value experience with campus groups or student government, academic achievement, and outstanding verbal, written and leadership skills. But most of all, we look for people who find a way to make a difference.
Salary & Benefits
One of the best benefits of working with OSPIRG is the training we provide for our entry-level staff. Throughout the year, you gain valuable skills and experience making your voice heard and building an organization through grant-writing, canvassing, recruiting and managing staff, and directing campaigns.
As a recent graduate, you will earn $23,750 over the course of your first year, and $24,250 in your second year. In addition, full-time staff can opt into our state health care coverage, are eligible for paid sick and vacation days, can apply for our college loan assistance program, and are also eligible to join our 401(k) program in their second year. Our staff accrue two weeks of vacation by the end of their first year and three weeks by the end of their second year.
OSPIRG is hiring a Fellow to work in Portland.
PIRGs across the country are also hiring in Sacramento, CA; Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; St. Louis, MO; Raleigh, NC; Tallahassee, FL; Albuquerque, NM; Columbus, OH; Madison, WI; and Washington, D.C.
How to Apply
*** The application deadline for our 2011 fellowship program is June 24th, 2011***
Please prepare a cover letter and resume and apply online at www.OSPIRG.org/apply
We'll carefully consider your application, and if we think you're a good fit we'll get in touch.
Please contact Samantha Gibb in our Recruitment Department with any questions.
Send an e-mail to Samantha at email@example.com or call (617) 747-4370.
U.S. PIRG and all PIRG-affiliated organizations are equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
This is a Work for Progress recruitment campaign conducted on behalf of OSPIRG.