The Public Interest Network is hiring smart, talented people to join our team. Our network includes more than a dozen nonprofit advocacy groups, all working for a greener, healthier country. Through PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps and other groups, we’re running campaigns to transition our country to clean renewable energy, transform our transportation systems to make them cleaner and better for our health, and steer food production away from the destructive overuse of pesticides and medically important antibiotics.

Our purpose is to build strong organizations that can win these campaigns by mobilizing people power and connecting big ideas to concrete policy changes that improve the quality of our environment and people’s lives. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results — we are advocates, lobbyists, campaigners, litigators, policy researchers and grassroots organizers.

Over nearly five decades, our coordinated approach has won hundreds of victories. But there's more to do. That's why we're hiring.

Things To Know When You Apply: Click here to learn more about our vision, core values and approach to change.

 
Internships

In-House Counsel Intern

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.; Denver; or Boston

The Public Interest Network’s in-house legal department provides legal services to Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and dozens of state and national affiliated organizations. The primary practice areas include First Amendment issues, non-profit corporate and tax compliance, campaign finance/election law, lobbying, charitable solicitation regulation, employment law, benefits, and contracts. We are seeking 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships to conduct legal research, prepare in-house legal memoranda and draft and review contracts.


Campaign Legal Intern

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.; Denver; or Boston. Other locations for qualified candidates.

The Public Interest Network’s member groups work to take on the fossil fuel industry to promote clean energy, advocate for stopping the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals, protect our rivers, and help turn out thousands of young people to vote. Our legal interns draft proposed legislation, create new policy ideas, frame campaign strategies, conduct legal and factual research and write legal memos. We are seeking 1Ls and 2Ls for summer internships, as well as externs for the fall and spring semesters.


Creative Team Intern

LOCATION: Boston; Philadelphia; or Portland, Ore.

Do you want to use your excellent communication skills and creative talents to make an impact on the issues you care about? The Public Interest Network' Creative Team is looking for talented candidates to join our team as Creative Team Interns. Our interns work side by side with our talented team of writers, designers and video staff to help figure out where the public is at on an issue, then craft a message that will grab your audience’s attention and incite them to act. You’ll learn how to express that message through a number of different mediums, including social media, email, newsletters, direct mailings, campaign materials, websites, and more.


Communications Intern

LOCATION: Denver

The mission of the Public Interest Network’s in-house communications department is to strategically enhance public visibility of Environment America, U.S. PIRG and dozens of state and national affiliated organizations. We seek to elevate our organizational story and positioning through increased media mentions of TPIN’s campaigns and more interviews with our leadership and subject matter experts. Enhanced visibility should lead to greater name recognition, political clout and donations for the Public Interest Network family to advance its causes. Interns will learn better strategic, writing, copy editing, networking and story pitching skills.