Progressive Summer Jobs

Still looking for something cool to do this summer? There will be information sessions March 19 & 20 for positions at the Fund for the Public Interest. Check out the info below for more details!


My name is Ashlie Behm and I am the Summer Staffing Director for the Fund for the Public Interest, a national non-profit that runs campaigns on environmental and social justice issues for groups like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the Human Rights Campaign. Right now we’re hiring students for summer jobs on our campaigns….


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 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 be holding information sessions and interviews at University of Richond on March 19th and 20th at 10am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm each day. Information sessions will be held Tuesday March 19th at 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and Wednesday March 20th at 10am, 12pm, 4:30pm, 6pm in the Think Tank conference room. There will be a table set up between 10am-6pm at Tyler Haynes Commons 2nd floor. To apply today, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH (753-2784).

Ashlie Behm
Summer Staffing Director
Fund for the Public Interest
44 Winter Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 747-4348 <>