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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:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Arid Lands & Resources

Volunteers are needed to assist in collecting heat data at outdoor Tucson streetcar stops during July 2021. Data collection will focus on wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT) and surface measurements in the sun and shade for different materials. Training will be provided in the first 30 minutes of each shift. Volunteers will be compensated for their effort with a $50 gift card. This opportunity is open to any student at the UofA but is particularly pertinent to those studying heat/climate health in both community and occupational settings.

See the below flyer for more details!

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

Seeking graduate level student to conduct literature review on the topic of cultural use of fire in the Southwest (primary focus on New Mexico and Arizona, but not exclusive of surrounding areas). Outputs will include annotated bibliography with entry into an existing fire/climate literature database, and a literature review. There is potential for further work into the future, including a larger synthesis aimed at helping land managers understand existing knowledge and practitioner interviews. Students from the Southwest or with ties to the Southwest are preferred.

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:
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:
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.

Type of Opportunity:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: On Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Data, Informatics & Modeling

Students Taking Advantage of Research Lab, STAR Lab, is a UA/SARSEF high school outreach lab and mentoring program that supports high school students in long term research projects while meeting the criteria of the UA minors policy.  The STAR Lab Program, while housed in MCB, seeks to match mentors from all fields of science and engineering with interested high school students, to grow the next generation of researchers and engineers.

The 2021-2022 STAR Lab Program will run from September 20, 2021 to Feb 18th, 2022. 

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