Brandi Geurkink

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The coolest internship around. No, it’s not with Google.

The coolest internship around. No, it’s not with Google.

What if you had the opportunity to intern with a well-known, international development organization no matter where in the United States you live? What if this internship also taught you how to develop, plan, and manage a campaign to end extreme poverty from the ground up? Did we mention that you could also: set your…...
9 Ways to find your activist niche in a new city

9 Ways to find your activist niche in a new city

As someone who recently moved to a new city (Washington, D.C.), I can attest that one of the hardest parts of moving comes after you’ve scratched all of the logistical tasks off of the to-do list. Finding people who care about the same causes as you or simply finding meaningful ways to engage in advocacy in a…...
What happens when campus leaders win a trip to DC

What happens when campus leaders win a trip to DC

ONE Student Advisory Board visits Washington, DC! I’ve already written about why college students make kickass activists, so now it’s time to focus in on why the ONE Campus program is such a successful way to mobilize and engage student activists. We’re not tooting our own horns here, either. The truth is, the ONE Campu......
10 University common books for activists of all ages

10 University common books for activists of all ages

Looking for a global-themed summer read? Many colleges around the country require all incoming freshmen to read a specific book over the summer before the fall semester begins. It’s usually part of a school’s “common reading” program. We took a look at schools with ONE chapters to find out what their ......
5 Reasons college students make awesome activists

5 Reasons college students make awesome activists

Working as part of our Campus Team here at ONE, I began to wonder why ONE decided to develop the ONE Campus Challenge. Don’t millennials have a reputation for being politically uninvolved and unapologetically idealistic? Why hone in on college students specifically to win the fight against extreme poverty? Looking for answe......
4 Ways to sustain your ONE Campus chapter over the summer

4 Ways to sustain your ONE Campus chapter over the summer

School’s out for summer. Extreme poverty isn’t. One of the most challenging tasks for ONE Campus chapters across the country is organizational sustainability, or simply, how in the world do you keep your globally conscious comrades engaged in the fight against extreme poverty while school isn’t in session? Instead of di......