Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

US PIRG Information Session

Thu, October 24, 2013 | Parlin, Room 203

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Come learn more about US PIRG's Fellowship...

Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety, and our future. In Civics 101, we are taught that these decisions should be based on the public interest: that’s how a government of the people, by the people, and for the people is supposed to work. Yet in the real world, on issue after issue, we see powerful interests corrupting the democratic process, twisting public policy to serve their own ends, all too often at the public’s expense.

That’s where U.S. PIRG comes in. Powerful corporations have their lobbyists. We advocate on behalf practical solutions, inform the public, and make the case to decision-makers. And when powerful special interests stand in the way, we mobilize ordinary citizens to make their voices heard in city halls, state capitols, regulatory agencies, Congress, the White House, or wherever it will make a difference.

Training & Experience

Fellows participate in regional and national trainings throughout the year. Training includes discussions and role-plays. Throughout the year you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience.

Salary & Benefits
In an entry-level position, you will earn $24,500 PIRG and $26,000 in your second. Salary for experienced candidates is commensurate with relevant professional experience. In addition, full-time staff can opt in to our fully-covered state health care coverage, are eligible for paid sick days 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.

Find out more
Find out more information at If you have any questions you can contact Sarah Mitnick, U.S.PIRG Recruitment Director, at 617- 747-4370 or 

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