Who we are
Fund for the Public Interest is a nonprofit organization that builds people power for America’s leading environmental and public interest organizations. We are the nation’s preeminent grassroots field operation. Our canvassers and callers talk to millions of people one-on-one, generating the membership, financial and political support our partner groups need to tackle important issues, take on tough opposition and win. Through our conversations, the petition signatures and small donations we gather, and the on-the-ground events we organize, we connect people with the issues they care about, and give them a voice in decisions that impact their lives. We deliver the people power it takes to protect our environment, our health and more.
Who we work with
We work alongside groups that speak to a need for a new kind of politics and believe in the power of bringing people together to call for change — such as Environment America, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), Fair Share, National Environmental Law Center and Environmental Action.
Environment America is a policy and action group with one mission: to work for a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. Whether it’s promoting policies that result in more solar and wind power, or working for better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water, Environment America challenges all of us to put the environment first.
U.S. PIRG is a non-partisan consumer advocacy group that works on issues we shouldn’t tolerate in this day and age. From reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street, U.S. PIRG doesn’t see issues as liberal or conservative — it works on important issues to make the lives of people in states across the country healthier, safer and more secure.
Each of the groups we work alongside shares a vision that conversations can truly change the world. Learn more about who we work with.
Summer Campaign Job Opportunities
Want to spend your summer building skills that will help you launch your career, working on urgent issues you care about like stopping water pollution in Austin and reducing bee-killing pesticides while making good money?
The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the county this summer. We are hiring full-time positions. As canvassing requires face-to-face interaction with the canvassing team and members of the public, getting vaccinated and following our safety protocols are essential functions of the job and are therefore required for all staff.
Find out more and apply at www.summerjobsthatmatter.org
Note from BDP
While it is too late for this opportunity to count as a summer Connecting Experience, it could still be an interesting job opportunity!