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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
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation
  • Water Resources

HAF programs establish bridges of access between the Latino community and trustworthy, socially responsible partners.

The core purpose for the MANO Project (My Access to Network Opportunities) is to connect, build and develop thoughtful Latino leaders who share a passion for serving and strengthening their communities. We want to help build leadership capacity among Latino communities and the nation as a whole.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Arid Lands & Resources
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Environment & Public Health
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation

Interns in the Bio/Diversity Project are paired with local K-12 teachers and serve in Title I schools to implement culturally relevant, place-based, and hands-on environmental science curriculum focused on the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert. This upcoming Fall 2020 semester, remote interns will facilitate distance-learning lesson plans to local K-12 students. In exchange for a commitment of 10 hours per week, interns receive 3 units of academic credit through any of 17 different departments.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Environment & Public Health
  • Water Resources

Intern with Watershed Management Group through the WaterWRLD internship program! This experiential internship program is designed to provide University of Arizona students with real world work experience and community engagement opportunities. Interns will work directly with WMG staff, docents, volunteers, and partners on project work that fulfills WMG’s mission.

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

The UA/NASA Space Grant Program will employ University of Arizona (UA) undergraduate students for 10-20 hours per week during the academic year to work alongside upper-level graduate students and practicing scientists for $12/hr. We seek a diverse group of students that are dedicated, enthusiastic, and eager to learn. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to participate, but you do need to be pursuing a STEM major at the UA to apply. Applications are especially encouraged from members of underrepresented minority groups and from women.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation
  • Water Resources

Visit this website for all posted American Conservation Experience Opportunities. Internships available across the country in a variety of disciplines. Many opportunities within US National Parks.

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.

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