FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rebecca Silver / Rebecca.Silver@sierraclub.org
/ 212-791-3600 x284
Club Accepting Applications for
The Best Internship on Earth
exceptional opportunity blending job experience with adventure, young adults
vie to participate in meaningful outdoor experiences with Sierra Club’s youth
outings programs around the country
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Internships and real-world experience
continue to be a valued component in the competitive job market. For the third year, the Sierra Club, the largest and most influential
grassroots environmental organization, is making it possible for college
students and recent grads to experience the real world by way of the Best
Internship on Earth.
Internship on Earth is an annual summer program uniting young adults with a
passion for the environment with community outreach programs that focus on
outdoor experiences. The young adult
selected as the 2012 Outdoor Youth Ambassador will travel around the country
with Sierra Club’s Mission
Outdoors programs, and document these experiences for the Sierra Club and The
Past itineraries have included marching in the Puerto Rican
Day Parade, attending First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Outside event on
the White House Great Lawn, backpacking in Southern California in the San
Jacinto Mountains with Inner City
Outings, attending a family event sponsored by Military Families and Veterans
Initiative, and surveying ancient artifacts on an archeological dig during
trip in Utah.
more time young people spend in nature, the stronger their commitment to
protect the environment; a 2011 poll from the Nature Conservancy shows that 66%
of youth report having a personal experience in nature that made them
appreciate it more. When not rafting down
the American River or participating at the Outdoor National Youth Summit, the Outdoor
Youth Ambassador will work with Sierra Club Productions in San Francisco, CA to
review, cut and edit video blogs, chronicling their journey and promoting an
appreciation of nature through outdoor education and adventure.
The ideal candidate is passionate about the
environment and being outside; open to new experiences; a
skilled storyteller; experienced with video software and
production; and highly engaged with their online community. To apply, students and recent graduates over
the age of 18 must submit a video clip (60-90 seconds) showcasing their love
for the outdoors and why they want to intern with the Sierra Club. In addition to a stipend and all-expenses paid travel,
the winning intern also receives $2,000 worth of merchandise provided by The
North Face, a hallmark brand for outdoor gear, apparel and footwear.
To submit an application for the Best Internship on Earth,
please visit http://www.sierrasclub.org/bestinternship.
The Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most
influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 1.4 million
members and supporters nationwide. In
addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations
to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the
health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild
places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation.
For more information, visit http://www.sierraclub.org.
The North Face
The North Face, a division of
VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, CA,
the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to
accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes,
and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering,
backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers
and major outdoor specialty retail chains.
For more information, visit http://www.thenorthface.com.