Berkshire Community College

Want to find out how you can become a MASSPIRG Intern?  Internship opportunities are available for Spring 2016.  Come to one of our information sessions and find out more.

Internship Info Sessions:

Stay tuned for a schedule of info sessions or apply online.

Chapter Chair & State Board Rep:
Edward Laird
413-884-3725
edward_laird@student.berkshirecc.edu 

Campus Organizer:
Mathias Burner
6313160322
mburner@masspirgstudents.org

 

MASSPIRG has had a chapter on BCC's campus for more than 3 decades and has been organizing on environmental and social issues since its inception. Because the campus is so small and the student body so interconnected, we enjoy running campaigns with other student groups on the issues most important to them. We are most known on campus for our environmental work and for voter registration. 

MASSPIRG is a statewide, student-directed and student-funded nonprofit advocacy group with a 40-year track record of standing up to powerful special interests and winning concrete social change reforms on issues such as the environment, the cost of higher education, and public health. Recently, we helped pass policy to invest $700 million in public transportation here in Massachusetts and $3 billion for federal student aid. And over the past 4 years, we helped to register over 20,000 students to vote! With volunteer and internship opportunities, MASSPIRG gives students the skills and opportunity to practice effective citizenship.

The thing that makes us so effective is that students here at BCC have voted to fund MASSPIRG through a $9 per student, per semester waivable fee. We pool these resources statewide to hire professional staff like organizers, lawyers, and advocates who fight on behalf of the students full-time where key decisions are being made at the State House and in Washington DC.

This semester, our priority campaign is to repower Massachusetts with 100% clean renewable energy.

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