The Public Interest Network

Our mission is to tackle some of the big questions facing our country. How do we make sure the next generation has clean air, clean water and a livable climate? How do we change our energy and transportation systems to meet the needs of today, not the last century? How do we grow our food in ways that leave both people and our environment healthier?

Our country needs smart solutions to these problems, and our researchers and advocates have come up with dozens of them. But having good ideas isn’t enough. We have to find ways to cut through all the noise in today’s politics and win over decision-makers, opinion leaders and the public. 

Our network operates more than 15 organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to change. We’re transpartisan. We value dialogue over polarization. We invest in people and strategies that deliver results, including advocacy, lobbying, campaigning, litigation, policy research and grassroots organizing.

The Public Interest Network Baltimore, MD, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Environmental Defense Campaign Director The damage we're doing to the earth is both unsustainable and infuriating. Climate change is speeding up. Plastic pollution is piling up. There's even evidence that global deforestation is spreading diseases like COVID-19. But solutions to these problems are all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, sustainable alternatives to harmful single-use plastics, more protections for wild places and wildlife, and on and on. Environment America’s mission — the thing that drives everything we do — is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. To help us achieve this mission, Environment America is seeking an Environmental Defense Campaign Director to promote our policy agenda and lead our D.C.-based advocacy team.  The Environmental Defense Campaign Director will work with our staff of...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Environmental Defense Campaign Associate The damage we're doing to the earth is both unsustainable and infuriating. Climate change is speeding up. Plastic pollution is piling up. There's even evidence that global deforestation is spreading diseases like COVID-19. But solutions to these problems are all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, sustainable alternatives to harmful single-use plastics, more protections for wild places and wildlife, and on and on. Environment America’s mission — the thing that drives everything we do — is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. To help us achieve this mission, Environment America is seeking an Environmental Defense Campaign Associate to help drive our policy agenda.  The Environmental Defense Campaign Associate will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Associate Join the Environment America Climate team and help launch our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign.  Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. We now have the technology and policy know-how to change this. That’s why here we’re launching Destination: Zero Carbon , a nation-wide campaign to electrify cars and buses, and to reduce the need to drive by making it easier, cheaper and more enjoyable to travel on foot, bike or public transit. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts. Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Portland, OR, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Environment Oregon Campaign Associate With ambitious climate policies failing to gain traction at the state level and increasing numbers of wildfires, droughts and other climate impacts already hitting Oregon, now is a more critical time than ever to make concrete progress in the fight against climate change. We need to stop using fossil fuels, shift to renewable energy, use energy more efficiently, and reform the material economy that drives our society to consume past Earth’s carrying capacity. Oregon can and should play a key role in realizing this vision.  The Environment Oregon Climate Associate would work on our Climate Defenders campaign, organizing volunteers who regularly make their voices heard and help educate and engage other Oregonians on climate change. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts. Entry-level candidates are...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Boston, MA, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Environment MA Campaign Associate Work with Environment Massachusetts to repower Massachusetts with clean, renewable energy. Fossil fuels are polluting our air and water, harming our health, and changing our climate in dangerous ways. Fortunately, we can envision a future where all of our energy comes from pollution-free sources like the sun and the wind. Environment Massachusetts is working to put Massachusetts on track to obtain 100% of our energy from renewable sources, and adopt common-sense policies to require rooftop solar panels on new buildings, increase the number of electric vehicles on the road, and make our homes and businesses more efficient. As Clean Energy Associate, you'll work closely with state director Ben Hellerstein to campaign for policies to increase renewable energy, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and move Massachusetts toward a cleaner, healthier future. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Boston, MA, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
U.S. PIRG Zero Waste Campaign Associate The Zero Waste team with U.S. PIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Beyond Plastics campaign. Nothing we use for a few minutes should threaten our health and pollute our future for hundreds of years. Every day, people throw away tons of plastic “stuff” — cups, plates, bags, containers, forks, knives, straws, spoons and more. All of this waste not only clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and litters our streets, but it also washes into our rivers and oceans, where it can harm wildlife. It’s time to move beyond single-use plastic, by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don’t need. U.S. PIRG is calling on our decision makers to lead us toward a zero waste future by passing a statewide ban on polystyrene (commonly known as styrofoam) take-out containers and single-use plastic bags. Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Richmond, VA, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Environment Virginia Campaign Associate Join the Environment Virginia Transportation team and help launch our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign.  Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. We now have the technology and policy know-how to change this. That’s why here in Virginia we’re launching Destination: Zero Carbon , a campaign to electrify cars and buses, and to reduce the need to drive by making it easier, cheaper and more enjoyable to travel on foot, bike or public transit. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts. Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate....
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Madison, WI, USA
Nov 27, 2020
Full time role
Wisconsin PIRG Transportation Campaign Associate Wisconsin PIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Transform Transportation campaign. Each year, pollution from cars, trucks and other vehicles cuts short an estimated 58,000 lives, and increases the risk of lung cancer, stroke and heart disease. Cars are much safer than they used to be. But motor vehicle crashes each year still kill an estimated 40,000 Americans and seriously injure 4.5 million. And, in a conclusion that should shock nobody, one study found the morning commute to be the least favorite part of the day for many Americans. Transportation is also now America’s number one source of carbon pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. That’s why we’re launching Transform Transportation here in Wisconsin to reduce the need to drive, electrify buses and electrify cars — so the easiest, cheapest and most pleasant ways to...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Boston, MA, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full time role
Get the Lead Out Campaign Associate The Clean Air and Water team is looking for an associate to drive our “Get the Lead Out” campaign.  The crisis that unfolded in Flint, Michigan in 2014-15 provided a tragic reminder of the dangers of lead exposure. The drinking water of an entire city had been contaminated with lead. More than 8,000 children under the age of 6 drank lead-contaminated water. A potent neurotoxin, lead affects how our children learn, grow and behave. Now we know this toxic threat extends well beyond Flint. The only way to ensure safe drinking water for our children is to “get the lead out” of our schools and preschools. This involves proactively removing lead-bearing parts from schools’ drinking water systems — from service lines to faucets and fixtures — and installing filters certified to remove lead at every tap used for drinking or cooking. These steps cost money, but our children's health is worth it. To convince state and local leaders to act,...
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full time role
Environment America is seeking a Federal Legislative Advocate to promote our federal policy agenda and be a part of our DC-based advocacy team. The Legislative Advocate will work with our staff of researchers, campaign staff and communications experts to defend the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and other important environmental protections that have come under attack in Congress. Environment America is a policy and action group with more than 2 million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. Our staff have been working for nearly four decades to promote national, state and local policies that put the environment first. For example, we’ve won policies that have resulted in more solar and wind power in 25 states, cleaner cars and power plants nationwide, and better protections for our rivers, streams, lakes and drinking water. With affiliates in 29 states, we run campaigns that not only raise awareness, but win results on the national...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Austin, TX, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full time role
Join the Environment Texas Conservation team, led by state director Luke Metzger, with our current campaign to expand protected parkland in Texas. From camping under the stars at Big Bend Ranch to exploring the cypress swamps of Caddo Lake, our parks make life better here in Texas.Our parks protect the clean water we depend on and provide a home for some of Texas’ most wondrous wildlife, like the black bear and the leatherback sea turtle. But unfortunately our parks and open spaces face chronic underfunding which threatens their very existence. Every hour, almost 20 acres of open space are destroyed in Texas to make way for new strip malls and subdivisions. That is why Environment Texas has launched the Million Acre Parks Project — a campaign that seeks to better protect the beauty, character, and heritage of the Lone Star State by adding one million additional acres of parkland for us all to enjoy. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full time role
U.S. PIRG Zero Waste Campaign Associate The Zero Waste team with U.S. PIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Beyond Plastics campaign. Nothing we use for a few minutes should threaten our health and pollute our future for hundreds of years. Every day, people throw away tons of plastic “stuff” — cups, plates, bags, containers, forks, knives, straws, spoons and more. All of this waste not only clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and litters our streets, but it also washes into our rivers and oceans, where it can harm wildlife. It’s time to move beyond single-use plastic, by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don’t need. U.S. PIRG is calling on our decision makers to lead us toward a zero waste future by passing a statewide ban on polystyrene (commonly known as styrofoam) take-out containers and single-use plastic bags. Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and...
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Full time role
Environmental Defense Campaign Director The damage we're doing to the earth is both unsustainable and infuriating. Climate change is speeding up. Plastic pollution is piling up. There's even evidence that global deforestation is spreading diseases like COVID-19. But solutions to these problems are all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, sustainable alternatives to harmful single-use plastics, more protections for wild places and wildlife, and on and on. Environment America’s mission — the thing that drives everything we do — is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. To help us achieve this mission, Environment America is seeking an Environmental Defense Campaign Director to promote our policy agenda and lead our D.C.-based advocacy team.  The Environmental Defense Campaign Director will work with our staff of...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
Get the Lead Out Campaign Associate The Clean Air and Water team is looking for an associate to drive our “Get the Lead Out” campaign.  The crisis that unfolded in Flint, Michigan in 2014-15 provided a tragic reminder of the dangers of lead exposure. The drinking water of an entire city had been contaminated with lead. More than 8,000 children under the age of 6 drank lead-contaminated water. A potent neurotoxin, lead affects how our children learn, grow and behave. Now we know this toxic threat extends well beyond Flint. The only way to ensure safe drinking water for our children is to “get the lead out” of our schools and preschools. This involves proactively removing lead-bearing parts from schools’ drinking water systems — from service lines to faucets and fixtures — and installing filters certified to remove lead at every tap used for drinking or cooking. These steps cost money, but our children's health is worth it. To convince state and local leaders to act,...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Associate Join the Environment America Climate team and help launch our Destination: Zero Carbon campaign.  Transportation is now America’s number one source of global warming pollution, with greenhouse emissions from cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles surpassing every other source. We now have the technology and policy know-how to change this. That’s why here we’re launching Destination: Zero Carbon , a nation-wide campaign to electrify cars and buses, and to reduce the need to drive by making it easier, cheaper and more enjoyable to travel on foot, bike or public transit. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts. Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and organizing skills, as well as oversight and on-the-ground training by an experienced advocate. Ideal...
The Public Interest Network Portland, OR, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
Environment Oregon - Wildlife Over Waste Campaign - Development Associate We are hiring for a Development Associate to help build the resources to advance our environmental protections across the state of Oregon. Every day, Americans throw away tons of foam cups, containers, and other single-use plastics that ultimately end up in our rivers and oceans. Marine life, like sea turtles, are the ones who suffer, ingesting the plastic and ultimately starving to death. We need to stop the use of single-use plastics for the sake of our wildlife. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our lakes and rivers, and threaten wildlife for centuries. Thousands of Environment Oregon members feel passionately about saving our wildlife from plastic pollution and other environmental issues, and Environment Oregon’s team of organizers, advocates and researchers is ready to make their voices heard. To win this and other campaigns, we need to add a great storyteller to our...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
Environment Washington Campaign Associate Last summer, the world watched as a grieving orca mother carried her dead calf for 17 days. They were members of one of the Southern Resident orca pods that make their home in the Puget Sound — and scientists warn that this iconic Pacific Northwest species will not survive unless we take bold action. These orcas are critically endangered and the primary cause, according to scientists, is the disappearance of Chinook salmon — the orcas’ main food source. Southern Resident orcas eat almost nothing but Chinook salmon — it makes up 80 percent of their diet. But these salmon are rapidly vanishing because their path from spawning rivers into the Puget Sound is blocked by multiple dams. Chinook salmon are now listed as endangered, To save the orcas, we need to save their food source. If we don’t act fast to boost Chinook salmon populations, we could lose our orcas forever. Governor Inslee established the Orca Recovery Task Force,...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
Environment New Jersey Campaign Associate Environment New Jersey is seeking a campaign associate to help coordinate campaigns to protect New Jersey's high quality waterways that provide drinking water, recreational value and key habitats for threatened species from the impacts of overdevelopment and run-off pollution.  The most powerful tool to protect our water quality is to stop pollution before it happens. This concept — antidegradation — is enshrined in the Clean Water Act, and nearly 50 years after its passage, we still need to protect our waters so they are fishable and swimmable. That is why Environment New Jersey is running a campaign to advocate for stronger protections for the lower section of the Delaware River to allow for primary contact, including swimming, targeting a regional agency. New Jersey's waters are hidden gems — and we need to keep them that way. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign and work with our experienced...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Philadelphia, PA, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
PennEnvironment Campaign Associate Join the PennEnvironment team to help tackle the existential crisis of our lifetime: climate change.  Pennsylvania has a long-standing history of fossil fuel extraction and currently has one of the largest carbon footprints in the U.S. It's also one of the most-watched states politically in the nation. As PennEnvironment's Campaign Associate in our Climate Solutions program, you'll be working in the belly of the beast to advocate for reducing Pennsylvania's reliance on dirty fossil fuels and fracking, while promoting the clean energy alternatives at our fingertips like wind and solar power. You'll work alongside our experienced staff to press for Pennsylvania to commit to 100% renewable energy through advocacy and lobbying, working with the media, collaborating with partner groups and state leaders, and mobilizing citizen support for our campaigns to solve climate change.  As a campaign associate, you'll be part of PennEnvironment's...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Denver, CO, USA
Nov 13, 2020
Full time role
U.S. PIRG Zero Waste Campaign Associate The Zero Waste team with U.S. PIRG is seeking a Campaign Associate to help lead our Beyond Plastics campaign. Nothing we use for a few minutes should threaten our health and pollute our future for hundreds of years. Every day, people throw away tons of plastic “stuff” — cups, plates, bags, containers, forks, knives, straws, spoons and more. All of this waste not only clogs our landfills, trashes our parks, and litters our streets, but it also washes into our rivers and oceans, where it can harm wildlife. It’s time to move beyond single-use plastic, by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don’t need. U.S. PIRG is calling on our decision makers to lead us toward a zero waste future by passing a statewide ban on polystyrene (commonly known as styrofoam) take-out containers and single-use plastic bags. Entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply; we provide training on advocacy and...