WHAT YOU’LL DO WITH IMPACT
First, you’ll come together with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact in classroom trainings that focus on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll be using throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field.
For example, you might build the coalition that convinces a major restaurant to stop serving meat raised on antibiotics. Or you could organize the news event that convinces the governor in your state that switching to more renewable energy is an opportunity to be a hero with the public. Or you could be recruiting and training college students and volunteers to gather petitions to ban bee-killing pesticides. Your campaign assignment will depend in part on where you applied to work and where you can make the biggest difference.
HOW YOU’LL MAKE AN IMPACT
Even when there’s not a vote coming up, organizing helps build long-term power to secure victories in the future. By first educating people on an issue, and then connecting on shared values and common-sense solutions, we lay the groundwork for political change.
It’s all challenging, fun and incredibly meaningful. We’re taking on big issues and we’re up against big adversaries. We run campaigns with concrete goals, detailed plans, rigorous training, and above all, a laser-like focus on results.
During the summer, you’ll direct a campaign office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. And you’ll recruit the next wave of Impact organizers and interns so we can continue to work on more campaigns. So if what you want to do after college is join a team of people who bring their passion to work every day to make an impact on issues that matter, then we’re the group for you.
PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
DECIDE WHERE YOU WANT TO APPLY
To make the biggest impact, we’ll need some of our organizers to focus on getting as much support as we can, from people who are traditionally with us. That may mean organizing in cities like Boston, New York or Los Angeles, or working on college campuses across the country.
But we can’t just rely on our traditional allies. To make a difference in today’s political landscape, we need to connect with new constituencies, and win over people who aren’t with us yet. So we may send organizers to work in places like Missoula, MT, Columbus, OH, or Phoenix, AZ — places where you’ll need to connect with people from all political backgrounds.
Impact currently runs offices in: Portland, ME; Concord, NH; Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; New York, NY; New Brunswick, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Atlanta, GA; St. Petersburg, FL; Columbus, OH; Ann Arbor, MI; Chicago, IL; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Des Moines, IA; St. Louis, MO; Austin, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Missoula, MT; Las Vegas, NV; Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; and Sacramento, CA.
THINGS TO KNOW WHEN YOU APPLY
Impact is part of The Public Interest Network — a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.
Interested in internships?
As an intern with Impact, you’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical issues of our time. Interns work on campaigns like stopping global warming, getting big money out of politics, and protecting our rivers, lakes and streams.
We’re hiring interns in Washington, D.C., and in 25 states nationwide to work with us this fall. Click here to apply for our fall internship program.
Impact 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.
For Los Angeles-based positions: Impact will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.