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Amanda Lauer

Clean Up Australia

Clean Up is dedicated to working in communities to "Clean Up, Fix Up and conserve the environment". Founded and chaired by Ian Kiernan AO, a core team of eight is based in Sydney. Clean Up is committed to making a difference to the environment. The organisation's achievements are clearly evidenced by its flagship event Clean Up Australia Day and its Clean Up the World year round campaign. These initiatives continue to attract participation from close to 700,000 volunteers globally. Clean Up also has a number of environment protection projects and programs under the banner of Clean Up Our Climate.


Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?

I am interested in leaning about the Australian culture in addition to gaining a broader perspective of the world and a greater understanding of the business world in which I'd like to pursue.

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?

I hope to be a valuable member of a team within the company I work for and hope to contribute new perspectives.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?

I hope to learn more about marketing through hands on experience and more generally, the way business is done within other countries so that I might have a better understanding of the field and be able to make diverse contributions within future jobs.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"

I hope to explore Sydney as much as possible,  visit the Great Barrier Reef, and possibly travel to New Zealand.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"

I think that I will most enjoy traveling with friends, meeting and working with Australians, and exploring all of the beautiful sites!