Photo taken in 2019 by Peter C. Blanchard, Manifest Photography


We know we can’t wait to tackle some of society’s greatest crises, such as climate change or increasing plastic pollution in the ocean. The Trump administration rolled back some of our strongest environmental protections, and we have a lot of work to do to get the country back on track. It’s going to take hundreds, thousands, even millions of people making their voices heard to not just reverse these setbacks but also to make progress. It will take people power, and this summer we’re adapting the strategies we’ve used for nearly 40 years to safely go out into communities and create the change we need. Learn more about the Fund.

Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is our top priority; we will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety protocols to protect our staff and the public.

Click here to check out our work from our most recent summer canvass.

Photo taken pre-pandemic, public domain

 Photo taken pre-pandemic in 2019

Gain skills. Build your resume.

This summer, not only will you learn how to engage the public on pressing environmental and public interest issues, but you’ll also get the kind of communication and leadership skills you’ll need for your future career. You’ll learn skills such as how to raise money, manage and train your own team, work with the media, lobby elected officials, and more.

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Richard Whitcombe via Shutterstock

 Richard Whitcombe via Shutterstock

Work on important issues.

Spend your summer working on issues that matter for organizations such as Environment America and U.S. PIRG. You could be a part of Environment America’s campaign to ban single use plastics that pollute our oceans and harm wildlife, or build support to fight climate change. Bottom line: You could make a difference.

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Make an impact.

If you’re looking to make a meaningful impact on our environment, our democracy and more, there’s no better job than being a canvasser with the Fund. You’ll engage in face-to-face conversations to educate the public on important issues, give them the opportunity to take action, and build the people power it takes to win.

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"Canvassing allows you to see that what you do makes a difference. It reminds you that people really have the power to impact their government and change it for the better."

— Mikaela Benton, Elon University
Field Manager, Washington, D.C., office

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