Student PIRGs

Jodie Berezin, the Berkshires Campus Organizer with the Student PIRGs, will be on campus Weds Feb. 26th and Thurs Feb 27th holding informational interviews. Below is a bit more about the position and how to apply.

Students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country. Whether or not they make real progress depends on whether they’re organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. The Student PIRGs have been hiring Campus Organizers for over 40 years to amplify the power of student activism, and help students make real change, right now.

The last few semesters our organizing team accomplished a lot! We helped convince McDonald’s, Subway, and KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Our work to build nationwide support for Open Textbooks culminated in the 2018 and 2019 federal budgets, with Congress approving a $5 million program each year to support Open Textbooks. In Massachusetts, we passed city council resolutions in Salem and Dartmouth to move towards 100% renewable energy, and successfully lobbied our State Representatives to raise the cap on solar which will provide enough new clean energy to power over 100,000 homes across the state. All the while our program trained thousands of students with the skills to make a difference!

We are looking for seniors who are ready to make a difference on issues like these and help us increase the youth vote in 2020. We are preparing to launch our non-partisan voter registration effort that will help 100,000 students register to vote and head to the polls on Election Day!

We’re hiring people to help students get organized, mobilized, and energized for the 2020 Elections. To hear more about the job apply today and feel free to reach out directly to me at [email protected]