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Recruitment Intern PIRG Campus Action

Posted on: October 21, 2016

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Recruitment Intern with PIRG Campus Action

We want clean energy, not climate change. We want democracy to work for everybody, not just Super PACs. And we want college to be affordable. On these issues and more, PIRG Campus Action is organizing to make a difference right now — and we’re doing it on college campuses.

For decades, students have been at the forefront of change. When you look into the history of positive social change in our country, you find example after example of college students making change happen through their idealism, energy and drive.

That’s why we organize on campus. And over the years, our organizers have helped students win major victories. We helped pass a landmark global warming bill in Massachusetts, making it one of the first states in the nation with a comprehensive plan to address climate change. We convinced 16 New Jersey communities to go on record against Citizens United, helping them join the movement of 16 states and more than 600 communities across the country to declare that money should not equal speech, and the corporations should not have the same rights as people. And we won a ballot measure that will bring high-speed rail to California, which will eliminate tens of millions of car trips every year and give Californians more options to get around.

Are you ready to be part of a team that’s leading the fight for change? As a Recruitment Intern, that’s what you’ll do.

Intern with the PIRG Campus Action Recruitment Department

PIRG Campus Action Recruitment Department is responsible for driving the recruitment and hiring of 30 college graduates for entry-level jobs for the next class of Campus Organizers.

Recruitment Team Interns work with our central recruitment department staff to analyze and refine our recruitment strategies, create usable and organized records, and identify potential candidates.

If you want experience working with a non-profit, especially working to improve the number and quality of talented and skilled organizers, you should intern with the Work for Progress recruitment team.

Recruitment Team Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Conduct research on current recruitment strategies and advertisements/materials
  • Create and administer candidate surveys regarding the interview and recruitment process
  • Compile candidate and interview data for review and analysis
  • Post job descriptions online
  • Help us grow and expand our online advertisements by analyzing where we get the most candidates
  • Communicate with college graduates to encourage them to apply and schedule candidates into interviews.
  • Write weekly campaign update/action emails for incoming staff


Internships with PIRG Campus Action are un-paid. Students may receive academic credit from their college or university. Interns work part time (10-15 hrs/week) or full time (25-30 hrs/week).


We are looking for people who are organized, responsible, have good written and verbal communication skills, and are able to take initiative on projects.


Washington, DC


PIRG Campus Action

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Employment type
Part Time

0+ years


Start date
November 1, 2016

Apply by June 1, 2017