PIRG stands for the Public Interest Research Group. We take on issues where the public needs a champion—someone to stand up to powerful interests when they push the other way. We know that smart policy solutions and real change won’t just happen. You need to organize, advocate and fight for them.
Our fellows don’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world—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 urge our public officials to do the right thing. This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders within 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.
Our digital campaigners help us design and win campaigns on some of the most important issues affecting the public today. This position is an exciting way to organize and motivate people online. Our online campaigns reach tens of thousands of people and spread the word about making change. This is a position for professionals who are ready to turn online skills into political action. We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills, savvy strategic ability, and a talent for using social media.
Luther College is currently accepting applications for the position of Food and Farm Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Communities. This is a ten month, full-time, 40 hour/week, position starting February 1, 2016 and ending November 30, 2016. This Fellow will be responsible for day to day operations at the college farm, including student supervision, management of the community garden and carrying out plans for the 2016 season. Additional responsibilities will include marketing and communication, coordinating volunteer opportunities and tours, managing logistics for the Cafeteria to Community Program, implementing composting initiatives, coordinating food education classes and other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities include planning, teaching and supervising environmentally focused programs and trips for Luther college students and regional youth (preK-12 grade), including summer camp programming, precollege courses and incoming freshman student trips. Assist with development and training of Luther College student trip leaders. Coordinate weekend tripping programs for Luther students. Plan and coordinate a fall break trip for Luther students. Aid in the development of program evaluation and staff manuals related to policy and risk management procedures. Additional responsibilities will include marketing and communication, website management and program planning for the 2017 school year. Flexible hours including evening and weekends.
Are you an undergrad or recent grad? Do you aspire to be a leader in sustainability in business and/or politics?
Bard Center for Environmental Politics trains C2C fellows to become exactly that. They have upcoming weekend training sessions, including one close to home, at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
Students can apply now. Applications are due two weeks prior to each workshop. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Bard C2C Fellow here. Cost for the weekend trainings, including food (and lodging for those traveling more than an hour), is $30. Registration scholarships are available, and students can often apply to their student governments for travel support as well.
This is a fantastic opportunity to build your skills as a sustainability leader and build your network of others who are passionate about changing the world.
Not at Tufts? Here’s the full list of dates and locations for the training sessions across the country:
MA (Bentley University) | October 25–27, 2013
CA (Bay Area) | November 8–10, 2013
NY (Bard College) | February 14-16, 2014
FL (University of Florida) | March, 2014
IL (Moraine Valley Community College) | April, 2014