[PAST EVENT] US PIRG Information Session
LocationCohen Career Center, Presentation Room
180 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
SPEAK FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.
Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow or Digital Campaigner, that’s what you’ll do.
We are hiring for positions nationwide. The spring application deadline is April 18.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FELLOW
You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
This event on April 13th will be an information session for students interested in learning more about these positions and the campaigns we work on.