Posted On: February 6, 2014
Media Organization: USPIRG
Every day, powerful people are making decisions that affect our health, our safety and our future. In Civics 101, we're taught 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 of the public. We recruit and train activists, organizers and advocates to document the problems, find 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.
Looking for an opportunity to use your journalism skills for public interest advocacy?
As a PIRG Fellow, you can make an immediate difference.
• You'll get the training you need to do the research, advocacy and grassroots organizing it takes to win campaigns.
• You'll work side-by-side with experienced staff in one of our 30 state campaign offices.
• After two years on the front lines, tackling important problems and pushing for smart solutions you'll have the skills and experience it takes to become a leader with us, or other organizations working to make change happen.
Apply online at uspirg.org/apply