The Student PIRGs is an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. The organization has remote internships where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more about the internships here.
You may have taken classes to learn about all of these problems and the impacts they have on our community. These internships are an opportunity to learn how you can put that knowledge into action. The Student PIRGs is based on a model that has been helping students make positive change for almost 50 years.
Recently Student PIRGs members on over 100 campuses have come together to:
- Talk to over 360,000 students about how to register, how to vote safely and ensure their vote is counted to help reach near historic youth turnout in the last election.
- Pass bans on single use plastics, like plastic bags and foam take-out containers in over 17 states.
- Convinced the first 2 campuses and an entire University System in the country to sign the pledge to ban single use plastics.
- Saved students more than $40,000,000 in over 10 states by working with dozens of campuses to create open source textbook programs like University of Maryland and UMASS Amherst.
Interns spend 10-15 hours a week attending trainings, recruiting volunteers, and working on projects and campaigns that will make your community better. They attend weekly trainings and run campaign events.
Learn skills, build your resume, and work with issues that matter. Apply here.