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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:
Other
Location: Off Campus
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Global & International Environmental Solutions

Applicants selected to participate in the Artists & Writers Program will be considered for field support in Antarctica beginning no sooner than a year after the specific proposal deadline in which they applied. Proposals will be considered for work aboard vessels in the Southern Ocean beginning no sooner than seven months after the June proposal deadline. The Antarctic research season is focused annually between October to February. Deployment dates are dependent on the research project or location where the successful applicant will be placed.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Water Resources

Visit this database for frequently updated internship opportunities! Summer internships will typically start to be posted around December-January. Positions listed here have not yet filled and positions are taken down from the database once they are filled.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems

TCSS would like to encourage young people by providing hands-on experience at PPP/Native Plant Nursery that would impact and leave them with lasting effects and knowledge on our Sonoran Desert Plants.

Type of Opportunity:
Other
Location: Off Campus
  • Environmental Economics & Business Systems
  • Food Systems

The 2020 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 18-24 (including recently graduated high school seniors).

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Arid Lands & Resources
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Water Resources

Term: May/June, 2020 – August 28, 2020

Location: USDA ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, 2000 E Allen Rd., Tucson, AZ

Position involves field work and hot, dry conditions.

Field and office duties:

Assist with post-storm instrumentation maintenance on the USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Tombstone, AZ, and the Santa Rita Experimental Range, south of Tucson. Cleanout runoff flume intakes, reset sensors, check batteries, and collect sediment samples.

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Water Resources

Provide field and lab support for research on the ecohydrologic impacts of disturbances, plant invasions, and/or fire on vegetation, soils, and hydrology and erosion processes.

Type of Opportunity:
Assistantships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Water Resources

Starting date: As soon as Spring 2020, rolling application cycle

Focus on whole genome sequencing/assembly/annotation, population genomic analyses via Low-Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing, RNA Seq and extensive field work opportunities.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Research Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: On Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Environment & Public Health
  • Environmental Economics & Business Systems
  • Water Resources

The BIO5 Institute engages many students through event volunteering, internship and employment. We would like to notify you of these opportunities in case you are able to pass along to your students, or know a student who might be a good fit. Thank you in advance for your assistance in getting the word to students.

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