How would you like to get paid to spend the summer traveling the country, exploring the outdoors, and lobbying to protect the natural environment? If you're a college student or recent college grad and this sounds like a dream job for you — you might want to toss your name into the hat for an internship with the Sierra Club. The organization is currently looking for two interns to get the experience of a lifetime this summer — and one of them could very well be you.
The Sierra Club has been running their internship program, aptly titled "The Best Internship on Earth," since 2010. And with perks like all-expenses-paid travel, $1,000 worth of merchandise provided by The North Face, and a salary, it's no wonder that the competition for this one is steep.
So what does the best intern on Earth do? Oh, just travel the country attending various Sierra Club outings and activities — like attending an archeological dig in Utah, lobbying Congress for more environment protection in D.C., or backpacking in California with inner city youth. You know, just run of the mill stuff. And it could be all in a day's work for you if you're chosen.
To apply, create a short (60-90 second) video to convince the powers that be at Sierra Club why they should choose you for their next intern. Upload it to YouTube as a video response to their 2013 Best Internship video, and fill out the online application.
Here's a look at the application video from last year's Best Intern on Earth, Joaquin Sosa. Love his enthusiasm!