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Engagement Opportunities

**During this period of physical distancing engagement opportunities may be postponed or cancelled without notifying Green Guides. To find the most accurate information regarding engagement opportunity timelines, email listed opportunity contacts or visit the opportunity-specific websites.**

Engaged learning provides you with the opportunity to apply your learning outside the classroom in a way that has a meaningful impact on both you and the communities with which you connect. Through real-life collaboration, exploration and discovery, engaged learning takes you to the next level of understanding.

What are you waiting for? Check out Arizona Environment's comprehensive list of engagement opportunities and find the perfect fit for you to get your hands dirty!

Are we missing something? Send us an email at greenguides@arizona.edu, and we’ll feature it among these listings!

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: On Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions

A part-time Research Assistant position is available for UArizona undergrads to assist with research projects carried out in the Yadegari Laboratory. The position can start immediately and will be available through Fall semester and beyond pending satisfactory performance. Responsibilities include: (a) planting, maintenance and crossing of maize (corn) and sorghum plants in greenhouses and growth chambers on campus; (b) assisting with molecular and genetic experiments; and (c) general laboratory maintenance. No laboratory experience is required.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Off Campus
  • Food Systems

The University of Arizona Office of Sustainability seeks a highly qualified and motivated individual to join our team as a Project Manager Assistant for the Compost Cats Program. Founded in 2011 by a small group of students with a mission to divert food waste from campus operations away from local landfills. The Compost Cats Program is now among the largest university-based compost programs in the nation. The mission of Compost Cats is to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase local food security and soil carbon sequestration.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Off Campus
  • Water Resources

USGS researchers are planning an AGU Chapman conference surrounding the topic of water availability for late 2022.

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Governance, Environmental Law & Decision-making
  • Water Resources

The Alliance for the Great Lakes sets a protection agenda for the Great Lakes, a resource of global significance and the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. The Alliance seeks to protect the Great Lakes from their greatest threats, build a resilient future for communities and instill the value of clean water throughout the region.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: On Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) seeks a motivated and responsible UArizona student for a part-time position to assist with visioning and development of new undergraduate scholars program to launch in August, 2021.

Application Deadline: June 5, 2021

Length of employment: 10-20 hours/week from June 15-August 2021, with the possibility of extension into the 2021-22 school year.

Estimated Salary: $18 / hour

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Off Campus
  • Food Systems

Gardening Help!

Busy business owner and garden aficionado seeks help in completely organic garden. This is a paid opportunity for a few hours each week. 

Responsibilities include (all on an as-needed basis): 

  • Start plants from seed
  • Watering and feeding plants
  • Install and maintain plants
  • Prune and trim plants as needed
  • Mulch, edge and weed gardens as needed
  • Monitor and maintain the health of plants
  • Deal with pest problems that could damage plants

Requirements:

Type of Opportunity:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Arid Lands & Resources
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

Quick reminder that UAFWS club is still doing volunteer opportunities throughout the summer with the research committee. We will be exploring herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians of a particular region, habitat, or geological period) in riparian areas and the effects of introduced water on three sites along the Santa Cruz River. Students and volunteers can expect to be involved in distance sampling for herps as well as examining cover boards.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: On Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

The 2021-2022 BIO5 Ambassador Internship is a unique two semester opportunity offered by the BIO5 Institute that will allow undergraduate students from all majors to earn 2 internship credits through the A Center (TLS 393/493). Through the internship program, interns will: 

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Off Campus
  • Arid Lands & Resources
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

For the 2021-22 academic year, UA Sky School will be offering several opportunities for instructor positions. The fellowships connect graduate students with K-12 students as research mentors and educators during residential or daytime educational programs. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain experience with science education and communication. Sky School staff will provide training for effective mentoring of students.

Type of Opportunity:
Assistantships
Location: Off Campus
  • Arid Lands & Resources
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

In addition to our instructor positions, I am thrilled to share that we are also offering a Sky School/AZ Space Grant Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the 2021-22 school year to support the Sky School Research Apprenticeship Program, a new program that will serve high school-aged youth in the Tucson area who may be resettled refugees, asylum-seeking youth, or youth experiencing homelessness.

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