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**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:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

From postdoc Katherine Hovanes:

Type of Opportunity:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is looking for volunteers to help with their Black Footed Survey Trapping Event running September 16th-18th in Seligman, AZ. These surveys typically run from 8pm-6am so if you want to sign up, be prepared for a lot of fun, but a very late night out! Some of the officers are looking to attend the Friday night-Sat morning survey so if this is something you are interested in, feel free to sign-up on our sheet so we can arrange a carpool if necessary.

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

Dr. Pepper is looking to hire an undergraduate to help with data collection.  This position is for a few hours in the morning starting at 9am.  If you have an open schedule and are looking for a job this semester, please contact Dr. Pepper. 

Email: ipepper@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Pepper profile: https://environmentalscience.cals.arizona.edu/person/ian-l-pepper

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

UA Sky School is seeking individuals excited to engage with youth in science. We are recruiting undergraduate Field Study Mentors to work with a diverse group of high school students and recent graduates to develop and implement field-based research projects as part of a new Sky School offering centered on an introduction to higher education with a focus on STEM. Two students will be paired with each University of Arizona (UA) undergraduate student mentor and a UA graduate student science advisor as they design and carry out original field research on topics of the students’ choosing.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: On Campus
  • Data, Informatics & Modeling

The Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) seeks applicants for a student hourly position at $15.00/hour for 10 hours per week. This position will be overseen by WRRC staff in close collaboration with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Cyber Communications and Technologies (CCT).

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

I have the project details attached to this email in a PDF letter, but I'm looking for STEM students (undergrad or grad) in biology, ecology, agriculture, botany, and related areas who would be interested in being a writer for a science-based tropical plant/houseplant blog. The interest form can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3VSIDcJDXrMdPfewHhKothTCT4W6R-v5yTRgamsEjTRwlUw/viewform

See the below flyer for details!

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

Position Title: CCAST Student Internship 

Compensation: UA hourly rates for undergraduate and graduate student internships 

Location: Hybrid virtual and in-person (with option of fully virtual) 

Duration: Academic year, with the option of extending through the summer 

Application should include cover letter, resume, and a writing sample   

Note: Independent study credits also available 

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Off Campus
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation

I am a PhD student in EEB and am looking for someone to help with my cactus nursery, Prickly Prospects. My nursery is focused on the propagation of threatened cactus species, and I collaborate with conservation professionals and organizations across the world.

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: On Campus
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation
  • Water Resources

Are you an undergraduate student interested in gaining hands-on research experience? Are you interested in the impact climate change is having on desert life? Then apply to be a part of the Desert Laboratory’s VIP! Gain experience conducting independent research, collecting and analyzing ecological data, and communicating your research to the public.

Students may also be able to obtain course credit (1-3 credits) or a small stipend for their work on this VIP project.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Off Campus
  • Governance, Environmental Law & Decision-making

Summer law clerks work with attorneys on case development and litigation. Under the supervision of an attorney, a law clerk’s primary responsibilities are to perform legal and factual research, and to develop case strategy and legal theories. Law clerks may also have the opportunity to assist attorneys with preparing briefs and motions, to meet with clients and experts, to participate in moots of oral arguments, and to attend court proceedings and conferences with opposing counsel.

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