South Burlington resident and soon-to-be Connecticut College senior, Scott Britt, is interning with VPIRG’s Field team this summer. As a government major, he’s focused on learning how to inform and engage citizens on important issues of the day, from wind energy to the Bottle Bill.
Having wasted no time getting his hands dirty, Scott has toured the Sheffield Wind Farm, written letters to the editor, helped organize a local bottle drive fundraiser in South Burlington, tabled at events, drafted member communications, conducted research and much more, all in just two short months!
Of his internship, he says, “It’s been a fantastic experience interning at VPIRG. I’ve learned so much about the current issues facing Vermont and the skills necessary to make effective change from the grassroots up.”
Giving bright, future environmental leaders like Scott the opportunity to get hands-on experience at an advocacy organization while also being able to make an impact of current issues of the day is the goal of VPIRG’s internship program. Are you (or others you know) interested in volunteer internships during the fall or winter semesters? Click here to check out the internship description and application process.