Environmental Policy Associate

Job posting
Closing date: 31 August 2020

Attention Job Seekers: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that Frontier Group is actively hiring for this position, and we welcome your applications.


Job Description


Frontier Group hires college graduates into two-year associate positions. Associates split their time between policy analysis work with Frontier Group and a program of intensive training and hands-on experience in public interest advocacy and organizing conducted in partnership with the Public Interest Network. Associates in their first year spend about half their time working on policy analysis and writing with Frontier Group, increasing to about 75 percent in their second year. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, the associate will be eligible for a policy analyst position within Frontier Group, or may choose to be considered for a leadership role with one of our partner organizations.


A Frontier Group Policy Associate’s job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Conceptualizing and writing compelling reports on social problems and their solutions using a variety of methodologies including literature reviews and data analysis.


  • Helping advocates in the field craft a message that will change minds, spur action and generate media attention.


  • Collaborating with partner organizations to design and implement report ideas and to maximize distribution of our product.


  • Writing op-eds, blog entries and journal articles that insert our findings into the public debate.


  • Participating in trainings, presentations and panels.


  • Learning the skills of canvassing and managing a fundraising operation, and running a canvass office for a partner organization during the summer months.


  • Learning recruiting skills and applying them to job recruitment drives for graduating college seniors seeking careers in social change.




We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of political organizing. Candidates should have excellent writing skills, a problem-solving orientation, the ability to thrive under deadlines, and the ability to think critically and present persuasive arguments. We’re looking for individuals with a track record of academic success and proven leadership ability. Familiarity with quantitative analysis is a plus; as is experience in debate, public speaking, journalism, political campaigning, fundraising, and/or grassroots political organizing.




The target annual compensation for this position is $28,000-$31,000 in the first year. Frontier Group offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.




Boston, MA


Start Date for Current Opening


We’re accepting applications for positions starting in August 2020.


To Apply


Prepare a resume and cover letter, and submit your application here. Please include a list of references in your cover letter document. If we are interested in your application after reviewing your resume and cover letter, we will send you an email asking you to submit a writing sample and complete a brief questionnaire.


The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.html to learn more.


Right now, U.S PIRG (a partner group within the Public Interest Network) is working to ensure that everyone who needs a COVID-19 test gets one. The pandemic has affected thousands of Americans, and killed dozens already, but doctors still can’t get tests for those that need it. Please take action by calling on the new testing chief to adopt a plan that will help ensure that everyone who needs a test gets a test: https://uspirg.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=37037.

Center for Public Interest Research is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

Please apply here.


Boston, MA 02108
United States
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):

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