Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Activism Internships

I receive messages from this organization regularly. Here is the message:
Thanks for forwarding our internship information to students and people in
your department. To give you the quick update, so far this fall 160 students
have gone through our training program. Interns across the country have
organized events on their campuses from canned food drives to support local
food banks to collecting hundreds of petitions to get National Geographic to
clean up its paper mill to participating in a health care panel with the
U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.

Because of the interest we're doing one more session of our fall civic
engagement internships. Students go through a 5-week training program to
learn how to organize a campaign on campus and engage their peers on issues
that matter to them. The deadline to apply is Tuesday November 1st.

We're also doing interviews for spring internships to begin in January. The
deadline for early spring applications is Tuesday December 1st.

Could you make a quick announcement to your students again about our
program? Feel free to forward the info below.

Thanks again,

Vanessa Wright
Field Organizer
The Student PIRGs

Student PIRGs Activism Internships

If you want to make a difference and learn valuable skills, join our team
of interns and volunteers. We've got plans to take on the problems our
country faces - and with your help, we can win.

2011-2012 Campaigns:
 Energy Service Corps
 Defend the Environment
 Save Student Aid
 New Voters Project
 No Hunger, No Homelessness
Find out more and apply for a Student PIRG internship at

Deadline for fall internship applications: November 1st; Deadline for early
spring applications: December 1st

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