San Fernando internships
The City of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines is located 270km north of Metro Manilla and has a population of 115,000 people. As a member of the SCI Network since 2006, San Fernando and Sustainable Cities have been working together on various aspects of urban sustainability. In San Fernando interns are placed within the local government and work on waste management issues, environmental education and the engagement of youth and women in urban planning.
Current SCI interns
Colleen Curran - Project Officer : Environmental Monitoring Systems
After years of trampling around the rocky mountains and living rurally with four legged creatures, I have decided to hang up my hiking boots, put on my flats, and throw myself at the organized chaos of the city. After all, the city is where most of us live and where positive change can go the farthest. In order to protect the intact environments of the world one needs to look at sustainable city planning to ensure healthy environments for all.
I am excited to be working as a Sustainable Cities Intern in San Fernando city and I can't wait to use my education in geography and experience in geomatics to help develop an environmental monitoring system that allows for a better understanding of the overall health of a city as a complex environment.