ACU art student finalist for "Best Internship on Earth"

Posted May 28, 2010

Jessalyn MassingillJessalyn Massingill is a versatile artist and world traveler -- just the right sort of student for "The Best Internship on Earth," which includes eight weeks of traveling and adventures such as rafting and hiking. She has been named one of only 10 finalist contenders for the internship.

In March, Massingill, a senior art major at Abilene Christian University, entered a contest through the Sierra Club to win an all-expenses-paid, eight-week adventure throughout the country as the Outdoors Youth Ambassador intern. The winner will create a video blog documenting the experiences in the outdoors with Sierra Club youth programs like Inner City Outings, Building Bridges to the Outdoors and Volunteer Vacations.

A friend who knew of Massingill's creative talent for photography and studio art, as well as her extensive travels through Europe, Africa and South America, suggested that this internship might be just her cup of tea.

"I think this internship is perfectly suited for me, whether I'm perfectly suited for it yet or not, because it combines two key elements of my life: trying awesome things and documenting them creatively," says Massingill in her application video.

More than 800 college students submitted videos, giving reasons why they should be chosen for this prestigious internship. Massingill's video earned her one of 10 finalist spots.

If chosen, Massingill will receive $2,500 for expenses, all travel expenses paid, and $2,000 worth of gear from The North Face and Planet Explore.

View the 10 finalist videos on the Sierra Club's website. All the application videos can be seen on the contest's Youtube page.


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