CoPIRG Fellowship

Speak for the Public Interest

Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us — it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.

Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a CoPIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do. You'll fight for a cleaner, safer transportation system; to get big money out of politics; to protect consumers from predatory lending; to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms; and to remove toxic chemicals from our products and environment.

What It Means To Be A Fellow

You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.

This is a two-year program, designed to prepare future leaders with CoPIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and a desire to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Pay & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. CoPIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Location and start dates

We’re hiring for positions in Denver. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Positions start now and August 2019.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?

Things to know when you apply

CoPIRG is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a coordinated strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

CoPIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.


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