About this Internship
MASSPIRG Students works with professional staff at colleges and universities to provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy and more. Our internship program gives students the opportunity to take your education out of the classroom, do hands-on work, learn important skills, and make an impact. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this is a 100% remote internship with no in-person requirements.
Interns will have the opportunity to work on issues like:
- 100% Renewable Energy: We know, more than any other generation, that we need to transition away from fossil fuels and repower our communities with clean, safe, renewable energy like wind and solar. Our future depends on it. That’s why we’re calling on our state to commit to 100% Renewable Energy.
- Higher Education: Textbooks affordability, protecting federal and statewide grant programs, expanding student aid, etc.
- Public Health: Covid-19 campaigns, stop the overuse of antibiotics, and more.
- Democracy Protection: Protecting Voting Rights, Institutionalizing voting best practices on campus, Modernizing the vote, and more.
Responsibilities will include:
- Organizing political support. MASSPIRG interns will help to broaden the constituency for our campaign, assist in building, organizing, and managing a coalition of groups.
- Devising an effective strategy to implement campaign plans on college campuses. Interns will work to craft effective tactics and work to hit goals each week that elevate the status of our campaign work.
- Media outreach. MASSPIRG interns work to get our issues and opinions covered by the media, through news releases, “op-eds,” online webinars, and more.
- Attending a weekly skills workshop. Each week interns will be taught grassroots campaigning skills from our professional staff, some of whom have worked in student organizing for over 30 years.
10-15 hours per week
- A commitment to making a difference on issue based campaign work
- Strong organizational abilities
- The ability to engage others, whether one-on-one or in a group
- The ability to think strategically
- Strong writing and communication skills
Students in any area of study may apply. Previous campaign and/or advocacy experience is a plus. Fill out an application and an organizer will be in touch with you shortly!
Can’t make an internship level-commitment but still want to be involved? We also have volunteer opportunities! Fill out an interest card and we’ll let you know how you can help!
MASSPIRG Students was started about 40 years ago by students because they wanted to solve problems and make the world a better place. Instead of sitting by and letting other people make decisions about solutions without them, students wanted to play an active role in local, statewide and national debates around climate change, public health, voter participation and more.
We know students have the power to make real change. From civil rights to protecting the environment, students are often at the forefront of movements to build a better future for our country.
But whether or not students can make real progress on these issues depends on whether or not you are organized, have the skills to be effective, and have a strategic plan to get things done. So MASSPIRG Students hires professional staff that work to amplify the power of student activism and provide students the training, professional support, and resources to make real change now.