Learn to be a Public Advocate
The position is at Congress Watch, a division of Public Citizen, a national, non-partisan, 150,000-member public interest group. Congress Watch advocates before Congress and the Executive Branch on campaign finance reform, government and corporate accountability, consumer legal rights and public health and product safety through lobbying, public education, research and media outreach.
2. Create and implement online organizing campaigns and assisting in the support of grassroots activists and local advocacy groups; implement grassroots educational campaigns with the public and news media; respond to information requests from local news media and national and state organizations; mobilize coalition efforts on legislative and advocacy campaigns.
3. Provide administrative support to the field department including database management, data entry, copying and other tasks as assigned.
2. Work and Volunteer Experience: Some demonstrated experience organizing, either online or with grassroots groups; previous public interest work preferred.
3. Skills: Good organizational, writing and communication skills; proficiency in Internet research; some familiarity with databases (preferably Access) desirable.
4. Capabilities: Can-do attitude and commitment to public interest work and good government required, along with a burning desire to fight corruption; ability to quickly to respond to new developments.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Stipend of $200 a week.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing until position is filled; work to begin in January 2006.
TO APPLY: Send a resume, and writing sample to: Gordon Clark, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
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