Sunday, October 04, 2009

WashPIRG Internships

For 35 years, students have united under the national Student PIRGs to
face up to society's big problems, take action, and win concrete changes
that improve the quality of our lives. The student PIRGs are independent
state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest
problems related to the environment, consumer protection, and government
reform. Our student-lead board has set up campaigns around the major issues
students will face when they graduate -- from global warming to endangered
species, from staggering student debt rates to high textbook costs, from
the escalating cost and declining quality of health care to the plight of
the hungry and homeless. Students work closely with trained PIRG staff to
develop their leadership skills, learn to successfully plan and organize
winning campaigns and get national media attention.

The Student PIRGs, and specifically WashPIRG, are now accepting internship
applications for Fall 2009. Our interns earn course credit to make a
difference on issues that matter most to them, by educating their campus,
working with the media and educating decision makers. Students can apply
online at

If you are interested in handing out internship brochures to your class,
please respond to this email with your name, address and how many students
you have in your class, and I will send them along!

Please forward the following message to any of your outstanding student
leaders and other faculty members that you think may be interested!

Thank you for all you do for your students!

Jake Shaffren
Washington Field Organizer
w: (206) 568 2856
f: (206) 568 2858