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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:
Jobs
Location: On Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Data, Informatics & Modeling

The University of Arizona Office of Sustainability is hiring for a Data Analysis Specialist for the Campus Sustainability Fund. The position is open until filled.

We recognize that many students may not have the background or privilege to have engaged with sustainability. As a result, this position does not require prior experience or knowledge in sustainability. All skills and required knowledge in this space will be provided by the Office of Sustainability.

Job Details:

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

Zoo Miami, the Zoo Miami Foundation, and Florida International University (FIU) will offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates program funded by the National Science Foundation during the summers and starting in 2021.  In this 10-week summer program, students will conduct independent research in conservation science under the mentorship of the conservation biologists, wildlife veterinarians, and education researchers at Zoo Miami and FIU.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • 18-30 years old

  • US Citizen or Lawful Permanent US resident

  • Park Housing available (site dependent)

  • Previous service not required

  • $6,095 Segal Education Award upon successful term completion

  • 2 year status with Public Land Corps hiring authority (PLC)

  • Opportunity to be apart of CVA June Cohort: Youth of Color Initiative

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Arid Lands & Resources

The selected intern will be involved with a number of partnerships and organizations that assist the BLM Tucson Field Office with managing the land and resources of the area.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Water Resources

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to provide summer internships for first & second year college students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
USFWS Career Discovery Internship Program (CDIP) is a 13-week, full time, paid summer work opportunity for students with an interest in the conservation industry, who are of Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, or of other racial minority descent.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

The Whetstone Prison Project (WPP) is a program that aims to bring quality environmental education to current inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections through engaging classroom and garden-based curriculum. Currently, the program focuses its effort on educating justice-involved participants at both the Whetstone Unit and Pima County Reentry Center, as well as expanding our efforts in building community organization-based support for reentry.

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

Undergraduate Summer Research Experience, Features and Benefits: 

  • Build your climate science skills, training, and development for two years  

  • Join a cohort of 12 undergraduate students with common interests across the U.S.  

  • Lead an undergraduate research project in your area of interest at a leading university 

  • Build strong professional partnerships with a scientist-mentor, graduate students, and faculty scholars 

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

The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences announces a research opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students that will begin in Spring 2022.

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: On Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Data, Informatics & Modeling

See the below flyer for more information and how to apply!

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Food Systems

This link may not capture all the internship positions, so students are strongly encouraged to do a comprehensive search on USAJOBS for specific States/Locations/Etc. that they may be interested in!

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