Healthcare Education Interns Wanted!

Now Hiring: Student Activist Interns

Illinois PIRG, the statewide consumer group, is looking for talented student activists to join our team of interns this fall on our Health Insurance 101 Campaign.

Right now, we’re uninsured, or we’re starting to think about what to do when we lose our current insurance through our parents’ or the college health plan. While we aren’t sure what to do next, we know that not being insured could mean trouble. Getting hurt in an accident or getting seriously ill can mean getting stuck with huge medical debt or going broke.

With the right knowledge, we can confidently make informed decisions about health insurance. Beginning in October, we’ll have new options and tools to get a better deal on health insurance. Young people, along with the overall population, remain largely unaware of the new coverage options. In addition, they are skeptical about coverage, and under-confident about how to look for insurance.

We need a team of interns to reach them where they are – online and in-person – and communicate the good factual information about how to make the most of newly available health insurance options.

As an intern, you’ll learn how to recruit and train teams of volunteers, organize events on campus, and work with the media! You’ll make a big impact on this issue, and many of our interns have been eligible for earning course credit.

Check out our website for more information and to apply

You can also call Rachel Binstock with questions at 847.609.2503.