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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    

May 1, 2012       

Contact: Rebecca Silver /


Sierra Club Announces Outdoor Youth Ambassador for 2012 Best Internship on Earth

Qualified students and recent college graduates competed for summer adventure of a lifetime with Sierra Club’s youth outings programs around the country



(SAN FRANCISCO) – The Sierra Club, the largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, is thrilled to announce the 2012 Outdoor Youth Ambassador for the 3rd annual Best Internship on Earth.  Competition was tough this year, but Joaquin Sosa was an extraordinary candidate with his enthusiasm for the outdoors and creative approach to storytelling.


Joaquin recently completed his third year at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he’s studying digital media and photography.  A self-described wilderness enthusiast, Joaquin is eager to explore all the wild places our country has to offer and share his journey through video blogging.


The Best 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 Outdoor Youth Ambassador will travel around the country with Sierra Club’s Mission Outdoors programs, including Inner City Outings, Military Families and Veterans Initiative, Local Outings and Volunteer Vacations, and document these experiences for the Sierra Club and The North Face.


When not rafting down the American River or hiking in the San Jacinto Mountains, 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.


In addition to a generous stipend and all-expenses paid travel, the Outdoor Youth Ambassador also receives $2,000 worth of merchandise provided by The North Face, a hallmark brand for outdoor gear, apparel and footwear.


To follow Joaquin’s adventures during the Best Internship on Earth, please visit


About 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


About 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