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Congressional Program Coordinator

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is expanding its successful oversight training series to create a new initiative to strengthen the institutional role of Congress, and to improve its ability to effectively legislate and conduct oversight. POGO launched the original training series in 2006 to educate Hill staffers and others in the legislative branch, at no cost, about the oversight powers of Congress. The seminars feature lessons from some of the most accomplished current and former congressional oversight experts and practitioners. The seminars always have both a Republican and Democrat presenter, and may also include presenters from the GAO, CRS, and other outside nonpartisan groups. Over 1,000 staffers—Republican and Democrat, House and Senate, personal and committee office staff, novice and seasoned—have attended past seminars.

POGO is looking for an energetic, hard-working, and thoughtful person interested in revitalizing Congress and its institutional role. This person will have superb research and organizational skills; a demonstrated range of compelling writing; and an ability to work on concurrent projects. Wonkiness and a sense of humor are required, as well as good judgment and a no-job-too-small attitude.

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Jack Shanahan Fellow

The Jack Shanahan Fellow will work to deepen and expand awareness of Pentagon reforms generated by the Straus Military Reform Project of POGO's Center for Defense Information.

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POGO Intern Program

POGO is currently accepting intern applications for Fall 2014. Learn more here.


About the Project On Government Oversight (POGO)

Founded in 1981, POGO is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more  effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government. POGO is a multi-issue organization with an expertise in working with inside sources and whistleblowers to expose evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse in the federal government.  In recent years, POGO's investigations and outreach programs have addressed shortcomings in national security, the lack of oversight of government spending, outmoded nuclear weapons programs, inadequate whistleblower protections, excessive government secrecy, and Congress' inability to conduct effective government oversight. POGO's investigations have also been responsible for billions in saved tax dollars and for major policy reforms affecting millions of Americans.