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Joaquin Sosa

Entries by Joaquin Sosa

A Summer Internship to Remember!

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 1:00 PM

I had fallen asleep in Austin, TX, waiting for my flight, which had been delayed five hours by a thunderstorm. When I woke up, the departure lobby was empty...

I jumped up, ran to my gate, and miraculously, my plane to San Francisco was still boarding. I was finally on...

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MISSON: Outdoor Nation Summit DESTINATION: Austin, TX

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 10:54 AM

McKinney Falls State Park closed at 10 p.m., and the gate blocked traffic from entering till morning. My friend Tami was NOT okay with dropping me off at the gate, mainly because I had no idea where I was supposed to be camping, and a violent thunderstorm was rolling in....

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MISSION: Sierra Student Coalition Summer Leadership Training DESTINATION: Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 10:16 AM

Puerto Rico! I set out to join the Sierra Student Coalition's Summer Leadership Training Program -- and discover my homeland along the way.

I landed in San Juan with no contacts, no addresses and only a vague idea of what I would be doing on this beautiful island. What I...

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MISSION: Military Families and Veterans Initiative DESTINATION: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 3:00 PM

Wow, what an incredible week! Weeks like this justify the title of this internship -- the best on earth. Right now I'm in Puerto Rico for the annual Sierra Student Coalition summer training program, but I'm taking a moment to reflect on my Fourth of July holiday with our nation's...

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Destination: Pyramid Lake, Nevada Mission: National Family Service Outing

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 12:12 PM

We are heading out to remove graffiti and repaint old picnic stands. We couldn't ask for a more wild place to volunteer to keep the outdoors beautiful. This is Pyramid Lake, Nevada!


Standing on top of Indian Head Rock is like standing...

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The Summer Adventure of a Lifetime!

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 3:43 PM

During my last week of school this May, I got a surprise far better than good grades. A call from Sierra Club Headquarters in San Francisco confirmed that I had won the "Best Internship on Earth" through a short video contest. Needless to say I was both excited and grateful...

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