FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012
Rebecca Silver / Rebecca.Silver@sierraclub.org
Club Announces Outdoor Youth Ambassador for 2012 Best Internship on Earth
students and recent college graduates competed for summer adventure of a
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,
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.
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
Outings and Volunteer
Vacations, and document these experiences for the Sierra Club and The North
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.
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 http://www.sierraclub.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.