Fund for the Public Interest - Fun, challenging work that matters! | Glassdoor
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    "Fun, challenging work that matters!"

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    Former Employee - Citizen Outreach Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fund for the Public Interest full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -You work with fun, interesting people who care about environmental and social change issues- I've met some of my best friends through this job. -You educate people about issues and give people an opportunity to get involved in our political process-- pretty important for a working democracy. -You learn very valuable interpersonal and leadership skills that help you no matter what you do in the future. I've seen people...

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    Cons

    -Canvassing is challenging, especially at first. You do have to stick with it to get better at the job and enjoy it! I don't think most people like canvassing until they've done it for about 2 weeks. -It is hard work! You're talking to strangers about politics and fundraising. The more you do it, the easier it gets. -The job is outdoors, so the weather plays a factor. You should be sure to dress appropriately and...

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    Fund for the Public Interest2015-06-18
  1. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Canvass Director 
    Recommends

    I worked at Fund for the Public Interest

    Pros

    I worked for the Fund for the Public Interest for two summers. It was a great way to make an impact on the issues I care about, and the job taught me a lot of valuable skills. Highlight was definitely banning plastic grocery bags in cities across California!

    Cons

    There really weren't many cons. It is a lot of work and I was busy, but that wasn't a downside for me.

    Fund for the Public Interest2018-01-18
  2. "Avoid this place"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fund for the Public Interest full-time

    Pros

    the people you meet (for the most part) are incredible, responsibility, ability to manage people from a young age. You also really develop some valuable life skills that you can apply to anything later on in life. Despite what they tell you, canvassing employs the same skillset as really talented salespeople. If you can learn how to canvass, you can learn to do anything.

    Cons

    What they require young people to do is truly mind-boggling. I got a job full-time right outside of college and I was asked to relocate, thrown in the thick of running a canvass office with little/no training on recruitment, staff management, or fundraising. I was told I needed to canvass 4-5 days/week, 4:00pm- 9:00pm at night in a foreign city by myself.. in the winter. All the while, I needed to work a typical 8:00am-4:00pm...

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    Fund for the Public Interest2019-08-06

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