Solving Problems. Getting Results.
We’re PIRG Campus Action. We’re running campaigns on college campuses to make a difference on critical environmental and social issues.
If we’re serious about climate change, we can’t afford to drag our feet — so we’re pushing cities and states to commit to 100% renewable energy, now. We rely on bees to pollinate our food, yet we’re allowing some pesticides to drive them toward extinction — so we’re working to ban these bee-killing pesticides. The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting millions of lives at risk — so we’re urging big chains like KFC to stop doing business with these farms.
In short, we’re organizing to make a difference right now. And over the years, our organizers have helped students win major victories. For example, we helped pass a landmark global warming bill in Massachusetts, and also convinced McDonald’s and Subway to take important steps to protect public health by committing to stop serving meats raised on antibiotics.
PIRG Campus Action is recruiting organizers to work with Student PIRGs, the long-established team of organizers who run campaigns on college campuses across the country. If you join our team, you’ll learn from some of the best organizers in the country — people who have been doing this work for more than 30 years. You’ll learn how to recruit and train students to tackle problems head-on, how to run campaigns that get real results both now and years after they graduate, and will leave behind a group that can sustain this work in years to come.
Things To Know When You Apply
PIRG Campus Action is part of the The Public Interest Network. We're a group of organizations working to address problems our society can’t afford to ignore -- from preserving irreplaceable resources like air, water and a livable climate; to transforming vast systems of transportation and energy that were designed to meet the needs of a different century; to growing and distributing food in ways that won’t destroy the environment and threaten human health.
Throughout The Public Interest Network, we believe that a clear vision, common-sense ideas, a fact-driven case for action, and the power of bringing people together are the necessary ingredients to any successful effort to solve society's problems. We share a set of core values and a strategic approach to making positive change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.