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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:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

Interns will get experience working in education outreach and teaching environmental science lessons in local schools, while networking with staff from the National Park Service and other local environmental leaders. As an intern, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside educators in K-12 classrooms developing and delivering place-based and identity-based environmental science curricula.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Virtual
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

Desert Wildlife Interns assist the Conservation Science Director with maintaining CSDP’s wildlife camera photo database to help translate community science into tangible conservation in the Wildlife Program. Interns will gain experience with wildlife camera research, photo database management, image analysis software, and wildlife species identification through image analysis. They will also gain knowledge in data entry and basic analysis for wildlife research projects.

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

The Scientists in Parks Program is now accepting applications for the Winter 22/23 Season. There are over 100 exciting internship opportunities in national parks across the country. These paid internships contribute to natural resource management needs at parks with projects related to biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and science communications/education. 

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: On Campus
  • Environmental Economics & Business Systems

The BI05 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 department (TLS 393/493).

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

The Office of Administrative Counsel for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is seeking applicants for two summer 2022 paid legal internships.  These internships are an exciting opportunity for law students to learn how the in-house counsel for the Agency helps drive the ADEQ mission: protecting and enhancing human health and the environment.

Intern Project:

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

The Ernakovich Lab is seeking three graduate students to study the ecology of permafrost microbiomes after thaw, with an eye towards understanding microbial contributions to permafrost-climate feedbacks. There are two grant-funded PhD research assistantships and one teaching assistantship-funded master’s position.

See the below flyer for more information and application instructions!

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

Join the Fisheries Conservation and Management Propagation Lab (https://www.azcfwru.com/) and assist in the propagation of YY male fish (supermales) for nonnative and nuisance species found throughout Arizona! YY males have the potential to help eradicate problem populations of nonnative species. This research has important implications in fisheries management of nonnative species and in commercial aquaculture production. The research technician will assist with all procedures used in the production of YY male red shiner and green sunfish.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: Virtual
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

In partnership with the US Forest Service, MobilizeGreen is running the 2022 Virtual Youth Conservation Corps, a national program, that will engage about 100-120 youth in a variety of educational and skills based activities, including but not limited to environmental education, professional development, exploring public lands, service projects, and self-care. With a focus on engaging BIPOC youth, MobilizeGreen’s YCC program will provide an introduction to Conservation careers, opening doors for youth typically underrepresented in this field.

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

WYOMING

In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service at Shoshone National Forest, MobilizeGreen is seeking 8 Crew Leaders for its residential Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for the summer of 2022. MobilizeGreen's Forest Service YCC program includes a residential program for diverse young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age, with a recruitment focus on BIPOC students from around the country. Crew members and leaders will build a community while living and working together as a team.  

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Data, Informatics & Modeling
  • Earth Science & Remote Sensing

The Landscape Evolution Observatory project at Biosphere 2 is looking for student workers for immediate hire for the remainder of the Spring semester and for the Summer/ Fall. This would be a great work experience opportunity for undergraduates looking to build skills in lab work, technician work, and to build high level hydrology and ecology research experience.

See the below flyer for more information and application instructions!

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