NJPIRG organizers held an event thanking Unilever for disclosing fragrance ingredients, and to call on the company to pledge to go toxic-free.

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Become A Campus Organizer

Students have always been at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country—from civil rights to voting rights to the environment. That legacy fuels the Student PIRGs’ mission today. For more than 40 years, the Student PIRGs have hired year-round, full-time Campus Organizers to help students get energized to keep building a better future. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to make a difference on the issues they care about.


With the Student PIRGs, you’ll start a career working with the next generation of students, who like you, believe students have the right and the responsibility to shape the future they will inherit. Our organizers work with students at America’s colleges and universities to make sure they have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a greener, healthier and more meaningful future for all of us. Our chapters on 35 campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. As a Campus Organizer you will:

  • Engage and mobilize hundreds of students
  • Train students to run effective campaigns, using skills like organizing news conferences, building strong coalitions, generating grassroots support, and coordinating lobby days
  • Build a strong, sustainable, student-funded, and student-run organization on campus
  • Build relationships with other student groups, faculty and administrators
  • Run a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues


Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to environmental, public interest, and/or student issues, as well as a track record of leadership. We’re looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for the work.


The target annual compensation for this position is $27,000 in the first year. Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.


We’re hiring organizers to work on college campuses in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut, Maryland and Washington. You can apply for any position in any state. Just say so in the application form. If you’re flexible about where you want to be, that’s great, too.


Click here to apply. We are hiring for positions starting in August 2019. Immediate positions also available.


The Student PIRGs are part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Each of the groups that partner with the Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

For Los Angeles-based positions: The Student PIRGs will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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