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 Boston, MA, USA
May 14, 2021
Full time role
COMMUNITY ACTION WORKS HIRING FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZER POSITIONS in BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead At Community Action Works (formerly known as Toxics Action Center), we believe that environmental threats are big, but the power of well-organized community groups is bigger. That’s why we work side by side with everyday people to confront those who are polluting and harming the health of our communities. We partner with the people who are most impacted by environmental problems, especially Black, Indigenous, communities of color and poor communities, training them with the know-how anyone would need to make change in their own backyard. Because when neighbors know how to make change, they can build the power to transform our world. To be the best organizers we can be, we’re diving deep into what it means to undo racism and classism...
The Public Interest Network Northampton, MA, USA
May 14, 2021
Full time role
COMMUNITY ACTION WORKS HIRING FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR or ORGANIZING DIRECTOR “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead At Community Action Works (formerly Toxics Action Center), we believe that environmental threats are big, but the power of well-organized community groups is bigger. That’s why we work side by side with everyday people to confront those who are polluting and harming the health of our communities. We partner with the people who are most impacted by environmental problems, especially Black, Indigenous, communities of color and poor communities, training them with the know-how anyone would need to make change in their own backyard. Because when neighbors know how to make change, they can build the power to transform our world. Joining the team at Community Action Works, you’ll get to dive into building power with communities facing the most profound...
$28,500 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
May 14, 2021
Full time role
BECOME A DIGITAL ASSOCIATE WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 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. Imagine using your sharp writing skills to protect a national forest from logging. Imagine creating unique, engaging digital content to help a clean energy bill make it over the finish line. Imagine running online campaigns to build...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Boston, MA, USA
May 14, 2021
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
May 14, 2021
Full time role
Clean Energy Campaign Associate We have a choice. Do we want to continue powering our lives by burning fossil fuels, destroying wild places, clean water, our health and the climate? Or are we ready to take a different path? Today, we can harness clean, abundant energy from the sun and wind more efficiently—and cheaply—than ever before, tapping into power that doesn’t pollute or make us sick. Yet, the U.S. still primarily produces and consumes energy from fossil fuels. Continuing to choose coal, oil and gas harms our environment and our health. It’s time to break free. It’s time to transform the way we produce and consume energy. 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 a Clean Energy Associate to help drive our policy agenda. The Clean Energy Associate will work with our...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Atlanta, GA, USA
May 14, 2021
Full time role
Environment Georgia Campaign Associate Join Environment Georgia as our Clean Energy Associate and help build a 100% clean energy future with state director Jennette Gayer.  We all know that burning oil, gas, and coal has polluted our air, water, and land for decades – and now it’s changing the climate even faster than scientists feared it would. We know we can have healthier communities right now and a livable future for ourselves and generations to come. But to get there, we must transform the way we produce and consume energy. Environment Georgia is working with key Georgia cities and at the state legislature to move forward policies that set bold goals and move concrete policies forward. We are seeking a Campaign Associate who will spearhead this campaign in cities like Atlanta, Macon, Savannah and Athens and work with our experienced team of advocates, researchers, and digital and communications experts to run a strategic campaign to win support for 100% clean...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Baltimore, MD, USA
May 14, 2021
Full time role
Environment Maryland Campaign Associate Environment Maryland is seeking a campaign associate to help coordinate campaigns to reduce plastic waste and pollution. Every day people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers, packaging, and other plastic “stuff.” Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. That’s why Environment Maryland is calling on state leaders to take action to reduce single use plastics and shift towards more producer responsibility. 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 candidates will have leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Seattle, WA, USA
May 14, 2021
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 Washington D.C., DC, USA
May 14, 2021
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 Washington D.C., DC, USA
May 10, 2021
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...
$28,500 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Denver, CO, USA
May 10, 2021
Full time role
BECOME A DIGITAL ASSOCIATE WITH ENVIRONMENT AMERICA 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. Imagine using your sharp writing skills to protect a national forest from logging. Imagine creating unique, engaging digital content to help a clean energy bill make it over the finish line. Imagine running online campaigns to build...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
May 10, 2021
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 Boston, MA, USA
May 10, 2021
Full time role
Clean Energy Campaign Associate We have a choice. Do we want to continue powering our lives by burning fossil fuels, destroying wild places, clean water, our health and the climate? Or are we ready to take a different path? Today, we can harness clean, abundant energy from the sun and wind more efficiently—and cheaply—than ever before, tapping into power that doesn’t pollute or make us sick. Yet, the U.S. still primarily produces and consumes energy from fossil fuels. Continuing to choose coal, oil and gas harms our environment and our health. It’s time to break free. It’s time to transform the way we produce and consume energy. 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 a Clean Energy Associate to help drive our policy agenda. The Clean Energy Associate will work with our...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Austin, TX, USA
May 10, 2021
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 San Francisco, CA, USA
May 10, 2021
Full time role
Environment California Campaign Associate Join the Environment California Ocean and Coasts team as the Clean Oceans Associate. California's iconic sandy beaches and dramatic coastline are some of the most beautiful parts of our state, and important habitat for wildlife, from sandpipers to sea turtles and the California sea otters. Unfortunately, our ocean and coastline are facing threats. For too long, oil drilling has spilled toxic oil into our ocean, overfishing has depleted our ocean of life and our waste producing society has created a plastic pollution nightmare. On top of this, climate change is wreaking havoc on ocean ecosystems. That is why Environment California runs the campaign to Defend our Oceans, to protect our marine environments from further destruction. 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 to run a strategic campaign...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Denver, CO, USA
May 10, 2021
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 Boston, MA, USA
May 10, 2021
Full time role
Green Century Capital Management Inc.  Environmentally Responsible Mutual Funds Finance Manager  Green Century Capital Management (Green Century) is the administrator of the Green Century Funds, the first family of fossil fuel free, responsible, and diversified mutual funds in the United States.  For nearly 30 years, Green Century has been the standard bearer of responsible investing, and no other mutual fund can match our environmental and public health impact. Green Century provides individuals and institutions a way to save for the future while protecting the environment. 100% percent the net profits of managing the Green Century Funds belong to our nonprofit owners. Green Century was started and is owned by nine nonprofit organizations that are part of a network that share a vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to social change. Green Century’s nonprofit owners and partners include U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps, and...
$28,000 - $30,000 yearly
The Public Interest Network Washington D.C., DC, USA
Apr 30, 2021
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 Denver, CO, USA
Apr 30, 2021
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 Portland, OR, USA
Apr 30, 2021
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...