TexPIRG, Grassroots Organizing Intern, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8397
Mon, May 26, 2014
TexPIRG is a non-partisan, non-profit consumer advocacy organization. We stand up for the public interest when wealthy special interests threaten our health, safety, or financial security. Our target campaigns for 2014 are GMO labeling and Toxic Chemical Security. Both of this issues fall into the public health and environmental categories.
Grassroots interns have a key role in each TexPIRG project. Grassroots interns recruit and mobilize the hundreds of volunteers who make TexPIRG’s campaigns successful. Grassroots interns supervise the letter writing and petitioning, generating political pressure on our elected officials to support our issues, and design the materials to educate the public about the problems of our time. The position is open to students who want to work with other people, have a direct impact on our elected leaders’ decisions, and learn more about campaigning and politics.
Responsibilities vary from project to project, but may include:
Recruiting, training, and motivating volunteers to organize a call-in-day to your target on a particular campaign.
Coordinating petitioning drives.
Building a coalition of community groups to endorse your particular campaign.
Organizing community organizations to turn out volunteers for an event
BTT Gateway Job ID 8397