Good afternoon Professor Welsh,
My name is Belle LaMontagne and I am a Campus Organizer with the North Carolina Public Interest Group (NCPIRG) Students Campus Action. NCPIRG Campus Action is a student activist group working on important issues on campus such as environmental protection, college affordability, non-partisan voter registration and more! I am working at UNC Greensboro to recruit interns and volunteers who are interested in social change work.
I am reaching out because I think some of your students may be interested in the opportunity to make a difference on important social issues.
This month, from Nov. 13-21 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, a national week of action to pitch in at a food bank or shelter, support local programs with donations, and raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in our communities.
NCPIRG students around the state are planning events to help alleviate local hunger and homelessness this month by hosting can drive competitions between clubs at their school for food pantry donations, hosting sports tournaments in which a canned food item is the ticket for entry, and more!
Would you pass this information along to your students who may be interested in getting involved? Students can fill out a brief internship application here and I can contact them from there about getting involved in some campaigns!
We are also looking to hire graduating seniors to join our team who are passionate, and ready to help get campuses across the country organized, mobilized, and energized around issues such as committing to 100% renewable energy, banning single use plastics and alleviating hunger and homelessness and more.
In past years, we’ve found UNC Greensboro students to be great candidates for our organization, so I am offering virtual conversations for students to have the opportunity to connect with us and apply for a full-time job post-grad.
I was hoping to reach any seniors in your classes by having you send out a listserv announcement with our job description – would that be possible?
Thanks for your help! You can learn more about our organizing efforts here. Please feel free to also pass my contact information along to any students who may be interested in working with us or other faculty.