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Students have stood on the front lines of important social movements, from civil rights to gay rights to antiwar efforts. U.S. PIRG campus organizers tap student idealism and energy, and help student volunteers and activists turn their concerns into effective action. Campus organizers work on three to six campaigns in a semester, such as working to pass clean energy legislation, increasing youth voter turnout on campus, fighting hunger and homelessness in the local community, and other important public interest campaigns.
- The role of a campus organizer is two-fold: To achieve concrete social change while developing the next generation of leaders. Through this approach, campus organizers build the kind of power it takes to solve our country’s current problems while ensuring that legacy continues well into the future. As a campus organizer you will build active, cohesive and visible campus chapters that are recognized by faculty and student leaders as assets to the campus community.
- Responsibilities include: Recruiting and training volunteers, teaching an internship class on activism skills, building relationships with faculty and administrators, holding events with decision-makers, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns.
- Fundraising and building the organization: Campus organizers learn to canvass door-to-door during the academic year and run our highly effective citizen outreach campaigns in the summer months.
Ready to apply?
If you are ready to dig in and start solving the problems that confront our country, consider a job with U.S. PIRG, the federation of state PIRGs.
You can solve real problems that affect the lives of thousands, sometimes millions of people. Find out more about our open positions.