Trojan Talk with Fund for the Public Interest

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Student Union (STU), Cardinal and Gold Conference Room (STU B6)
3601 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Trojan Talk with Fund for the Public Interest 

Fund for the Public Interest career campaign positions- work to create social change!

Are you ready to help build the grassroots power it takes to stand up to special interests and give the public a voice?

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with great communication skills and a passion for social change to fill our campaign staff and Field Manager positions in Los Angeles. 

Change takes people power and the Fund builds that power. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped to win campaigns, build resources and mobilize thousands of people for the nation’s top public interest and environmental organizations, including Environment America and U.S. PIRG. Currently, we’re hiring for Field Managers and campaign staff for the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG). CALPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. CALPIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government. For decades, we’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.

This winter, we’re calling on our state decision makers to ban Roundup until independent research can prove it’s safe. The World Health Organization (WHO), has found that Monsanto’s Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides could pose significant risks to human health. We shouldn’t be exposing ourselves to something that has the potential to cause such harm. The fact that Roundup and similar herbicides are so widely used makes this a serious threat to public health. 

We know it won't be enough to be right or have a great argument. To get decision makers to do the right thing, we will need thousands of people to make their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations, and meetings. We’re hiring campaign staff to build the people power it will take to get our decision makers to act.

We need people like you to go out into communities to talk with citizens about the issues, raise money, and build membership. You will also have the opportunity to work with the media, build coalitions and mobilize community activists.

RSVP via the Events tab in connectSC to attend.* Note: RSVP is limited to students that meet employer criteria. Arrive early as check-in is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Read more about how to prepare.

* If you do not attend the Trojan Talk, your resume will not be shared with the hosting organization and your absence will be noted by the employer.

* Please note that sharing the attendees’ resumes with the employer does not replace applying to the job postings. For more information, check the employers interview schedule in the Jobs & Internships tab of connectSC.
 

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life, Careers

Audience

Students

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

careercenter, ccfeatured

Website

https://calpirg.org/

Department
Career Center
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