Video: American Studies Major Interns at Sierra Club in D.C.

Author: Todd Boruff

“Working to protect some of the most striking, beautiful landscapes in the world is a dream come true,” says Notre Dame senior Malcolm Mossman, who spent the summer of 2013 interning with Sierra Club in Washington D.C.

Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental conservation organization founded in 1892. Mossman’s projects included attending congressional hearings on Capitol Hill and creating a briefing booklet for Sierra Club’s executive director, Michael Brune. “My experience at Sierra Club has opened up my eyes to the world of politics here in D.C.,” says Mossman, an American studies major.

Mossman obtained a grant from the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program, which funds sophomores and juniors who take internships anywhere in the U.S. or abroad. “Moving forward,” Mossman says, “I can see myself doing environmental advocacy, working off a foundation that I’ve built here.”

After graduation, Mossman will begin a two year Environment America Fellowship, working for a federation of state-based environmental advocacy organizations.

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Originally published by Todd Boruff at on March 14, 2014.