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Employment Opportunities

 Membership and Online Fundraising Specialist

Location: Washington, DC

PSR is the largest physician-led organization in the country with a mission to address nuclear proliferation, climate change, and toxic degradation of the environment.  Our vision is a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations.  We are guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health.  Our strategy for achieving our mission is to educate and activate the medical and broader health community, and the public, through research, analysis, collaboration, and targeted communications and to advocate for government and societal change at the local, state, national, and international level.

This position will grow PSR’s fundraising and membership recruitment efforts. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Philanthropy, the Membership and Online Fundraising Specialist assists in developing and executing the organization’s philanthropic campaigns, especially focused on electronic messaging and social media.      

General Duties and Responsibilities

The Membership Specialist is responsible for evaluating and implementing PSR’s online fundraising strategies and assisting the Senior Manager of Philanthropy to restructure them as needed. The Specialist holds primary responsibility for online communications for fundraising and development management.   

Digital Fundraising

This person will generate ideas and tools to support, develop and evaluate the growth of PSR’s digital fundraising program and as time allows to further develop online strategies for marketing of PSR.  He/she will

  • Manage the online giving program, including e-appeals, landing pages and Facebook/Twitter, working in tandem with the Web Associate.
  • Develop online acquisition campaign using online advertising and search engine marketing.
  • Manage relationships with media buying agencies.
  • Manage relationships with email chaperone partners.

After PSR transitions to a new database and CRM, he/she will:

  • Develop an action plan to increase traffic to the website and social networks.
  • Maximize other digital channels such as SMS, Pod casts, blogs and interactive TV and integrate these as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and oversee budgets for use of digital and new media tools as funding becomes available.

Fundraising & Fundraising Administration

  • Collaborates with Senior Manager of Philanthropy to identify and cultivate new fundraising opportunities and strategies (including affinity groups, membership and major gifts).
  • Works with the Senior Manager, Executive Director, Database and Direct Mail Manager, Program Staff and board members on major fundraising initiatives.
  • Uses critical thinking skills to build and analyze the donor base.
  • Manages gift acceptance and acknowledgments. 
  • Regularly updates website content for development department in conjunction with web associate.
  • Coordinates the creation and mailing of PSR collateral and campaign materials.
  • Provides required reporting for appeals and campaigns.
  • Processes gifts and ensures proper coding.
  • Performs administrative duties related to the functions of the Development Department to ensure prompt responsiveness and promote a positive image.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.


  • Oversees electronic e-activist acquisition and transition to donors.
  • Expands social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, others).
  • Ensures records are accurate and up-to-date as backup to the database manager.
  • Lays out content for brochures and Annual Report in collaboration with other staff.
  • Provides excellent and timely customer service to membership inquiries in backup of new database personnel.

 Executive Assistant Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is seeking an intern who is passionate about policy change and the policy interface with public health threats.  The intern will learn advocacy and leadership skills while serving as an executive assistant to the Executive Director. 

Physicians for Social Responsibility works on the gravest threats to human health and survival from nuclear weapons, climate and toxic chemicals.  Learn firsthand program development and implementation and management of development of grant proposals.  Help create topnotch meetings and materials for our multi-tiered organization. 

Enjoy teamwork in an office that is welcoming and supportive of interns.  We encourage interns to attend informational meetings and other benefits of being in Washington, DC.  

A candidate for an internship should be an excellent time manager and have good writing skills. 

Below are two projects we are working on in Spring-Summer 2014:

  • Strategic planning for national organization
  • Support of a nascent Radiation and Health program

This is an unpaid position which will include substantial education and training components. The length of the internship is flexible based on the needs and desires of the applicant. Our ideal candidate will be available for 3-6 months.

Please send your resume and cover letter to PSR’s Director of Operations, Adam Pawlus at

 Climate Intern, Spring-Summer 2014

Location: Washington, DC

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) seeks a Climate Intern for Spring Semester 2014.  This is a unique opportunity to get professional-level experience tackling one of the gravest threats to human health and survival. 

Utilizing the authoritative voices of our doctors, nurses, and public health professional members, PSR     is changing U.S. energy policy through education and advocacy.  This spring and summer, we’ll build support for a new EPA rule to slash carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.  This rule promises to deliver a major reduction in US greenhouse gases, and consequently will trigger one of the biggest climate change policy debates in years.

PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival -- climate change, nuclear weapons and toxic chemicals. PSR asserts its strong medical voice through education and advocacy, conducted by our national office and our grassroots network of chapters and members. PSR was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. 

Internship Description

Educate about climate change and build support for effective policies that will slash life-threatening greenhouse gas emissions.  Help mobilize health professionals to press for health-protective climate policy.  Working closely with the Director of Environment and Health, the intern may help:

  • Prepare educational and advocacy materials, and coordinate training webinars, to prepare health professionals to become effective climate advocates.
  • Assist PSR chapters and members in responding to the proposed EPA rule and to political attacks on EPA’s authority to protect us from climate change. 
  • Network with PSR chapters around the country. 
  • Monitor news and reports on climate change, fossil fuels and clean energy. 
  • Promote engagement via website and social media and through outreach to news media.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Coursework or demonstrable experience in environment, climate change, and/or public health.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize complex material.
  • Great work ethic, results-oriented, team player.

Terms: We request a commitment of 12 or more hours/week. We work with students to provide support for academic credit. Our small, friendly office is located in NW Washington and is metro-accessible.

To apply:  Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to with "Climate Intern" in the subject line.

 PSR Wisconsin Executive Director

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin is seeking a part-time Executive Director.  We are a state-wide chapter of national Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) working to abolish nuclear weapons and promote a healthy sustainable environment.

Please click here for a full job description. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to work with volunteers to nurture coalitions to promote PSR's key program efforts.  S/he will also show the ability to work independently to coordinate events, prepare outreach materials and manage the chapter office.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter addressed to Amy Schulz, RN, President, PSR Wisconsin, to email address by Monday, April 7th.

Scoville Fellows

Location: Washington, DC

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including Physicians for Social Responsibility, on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. PSR provides strong mentoring and professional development opportunities for Scoville Fellows from any discipline. Scoville Fellows at PSR can expect to be meaningfully engaged in substantive work related to prudent and effective steps toward a world free of nuclear weapons, prevention of the use or spread of nuclear weapons, and promoting diplomacy and alternative conflict resolution techniques to avoid war. PSR’s current security programs include analytical work to develop new knowledge about the dangers nuclear weapons and security policies pose to human life and health, organizing work to mobilize doctors and allied health professionals for peace and security, and advocacy work to ensure that the interests of potential victims of nuclear weapons and war are represented in the policy process. For further information, please visit