Help students build a brighter future
PIRG Campus Action is a project of the PIRG student chapters.
For many students, there are decisions being made right now without their input or voice that will shape their future. Many of them might think that they won’t be able to make an impact on important issues until after they leave college. But at PIRG Campus Action, we believe that the best way to create the future we all want is actually on America's college campuses.
Campuses have long been places brimming with ideas about how to create a better society, stemming from the energy and idealism of their students, and the knowledge and creativity of their educators. Part of the very idea of a college campus is to be a place that fosters the resources, and facilitates the ideas that can improve society. When these resources are used right, ideas that begin on campuses can quickly spread throughout our society and influence it for the better.
But while students have long been a driving force in making change happen, at PIRG Campus Action we believe that students can do even more to change our world for the better. That’s why we’re working to help students on college campuses across the country reach that potential.
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, Subway and KFC 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. With PIRG Campus Action, you’ll work with students who believe it’s our right and responsibility to shape the future we all want. You’ll help them decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run a campaign. You’ll be a trainer, an inspirer, a full-on changemaker and a behind-the-scenes support system for student activists, giving them the resources they need and empowering them to unlock their full power to build a brighter future.
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.