The Sustainability Internship course was an indelible part of the onboarding process at Acterra.
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What is your internship this summer, and what are your basic duties?
This summer I’m the Social Media Marketing Intern for the Palo-Alto based nonprofit Acterra! In this role I have been creating engaging graphics to celebrate various eco-holidays throughout the year and I updated the organization’s YouTube channel. I wrote a blogpost that highlights many community gardens in the San Francisco area (which you can read here!).
I am also currently working on creating a video that features success stories of locals who have transitioned to electric vehicles (EVs) through Acterra’s GoEV program.
What’s the best part of your internship?
The best part of my internship was getting familiar with all the programs Acterra offers, such as the various beneficial electrification, food and climate change and youth education programs, and of course, the amazing people behind them!
How has the Sustainability Internship course supported you in the process of finding and securing your internship?
The Sustainability Internship course was an indelible part of the onboarding process at Acterra. Amy has been an amazing mentor, she is very engaging during our weekly classes and I especially appreciated that she included so many practical presentations from various speakers during our intensive week!
How do you see this internship leading to a career in your chosen field and aiding in your overall career development?
I’m exploring different avenues of careers pertaining to sustainability and I’m always expanding my interdisciplinary knowledge in this field, so the connections I have cultivated across the many programs Acterra offers have definitely opened new possibilities for my future!
How does this internship support your interest in sustainability?
The summer internship with Acterra has helped me with living in alignment with my values. I especially appreciate the in-depth knowledge I gained for electrifying our homes and methods of transportation, and I’m happy that I now have many vegan recipes under my belt!