My name is Sophie Clark and I have recently joined the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay team as an Environmental Policy Intern. I am a senior at the University of Maryland where I will graduate in December. I’m majoring in History with a concentration in African history, and I’m minoring in Sustainability. I live on the North Shore where I am lucky enough to come home to the beautiful town of Ipswich each summer.
Going to school in Maryland, I’ve been very close to Washington, D.C the past four years, so having the opportunity to work in Boston and experience a different city is something I’m looking forward to very much. While searching for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay the morning of the new intern orientation, I didn’t realize that the office was literally on Fish Pier in the middle of all the fish distributors. This made me all the more excited. I love being right on the water and being able to look out the window and see the fishing boats.
I decided to take this internship to learn more about working in a non-profit organization as well as to learn about policy work. Even though I’m getting a degree in history, I’m much more interested in my minor, sustainability. I’m very passionate about ocean conservation and protection and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is an organization where I can pursue this interest. While I’m very excited to learn about the policy and environmental side of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, I’m also interested to see what the education and community programs are like.
I’m so happy to have been given this great opportunity to work with such an influential organization and I can’t wait to see what this summer will bring at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.