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January 10, 2012 / Rich Bellon

Student PIRGs Activism Internships

The Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) are looking for applications for spring engagement internships:

Due to increased interest and the success from in the fall we’ve decided to hire more interns for our spring engagement internships. Students go through a 5-week training program to learn how to organize a campaign on campus and engage their peers on issues that matter to them. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February1st.

The mission statement:

Our generation has some big challenges to tackle – from global warming to the rising cost of college, from homelessness to our collapsing health care system. It won’t be easy, but by acting together we can find solutions.

That’s where we come in. Here at the Student PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups), we organize college students to solve some of the world’s most pressing public interest problems.

The PIRGs are independent statewide student organizations that work on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. For nearly 40 years students working with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people’s lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.

We give students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship. Both here on campus and out in the world, we mobilize students to investigate big social problems, come up with practical solutions, convince the media and public to pay attention, and get decision-makers to act.

More information and the application form.

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