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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!

The Provost is looking for student assistance!

Students will receive compensation.

They are in desperate need of consistent student support at the Vaccination POD who can work 4 hour shifts.

They are in urgent need of some additional Scribes for the vaccination POD at UA’s Tucson campus, starting tomorrow 25th February and ongoing from there.  They are particularly in need of individuals to assist for 3pm-11pm (evening shift) on weekdays, and on weekends between 9am - 4pm (day shift) and 3pm – 11pm (evening shift). 
 
The Scribes partner with a vaccinator and complete the medical documentation for each inoculation in the VMS system on an iPad.  Training will be provided.

Email DOS-deanofstudents@email.arizona.edu with the following info to express your interest:

Full name
Email address
Cell phone number
Available day(s) of the week and shifts (day or evening)

Thank you!

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Built Environments

Morris Arboretum is a historic public garden and research and educational institution. It promotes an understanding of the relationship between plants, people and place through programs that integrate science, art and the humanities. The internship program provides hands- on experience and an education that prepares interns for careers in public gardens and related fields.

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

The 2021 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program is now accepting applications from a diverse group of undergraduate students to join an immersive research experience. The 2021 program will be VIRTUAL. 

This 11-week paid virtual internship (May 24 – August 6, 2021) is coordinated through Harvard’s world-class ecological research hub in Petersham, Massachusetts.   

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: On Campus
  • Arts & Humanities

Compost Cats seeks 1-2 student employees to assist with ongoing communication, marketing, and outreach efforts involving campus and the greater Tucson community. Areas of responsibility include developing print and digital graphics and media for Compost Cats events and University communication channels. This position may also assist in supporting and developing the visual layout of Compost Cats presentations, reports, and other publications and productions. 

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: On Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions

The Arizona Genomics Institute, in the School of Plant Sciences, is hiring an entry level lab position for an undergraduate Life Science major. The position requires 8-10 hours per week at the minimum; best scenario would be three days a week for 3hrs each day. The responsibilities are the lab glassware and preparation of labware used by the lab (pipets, tips, tubes), autoclaving, refilling water baths and sanitation solutions, mortars, pestels, stocking and ordering items based on inventory, media kitchen clean up, etc.

Type of Opportunity:
Assistantships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Arid Lands & Resources
  • Energy & Renewable Energy Systems
  • Food Systems

We are recruiting for 1 PhD student position to start in the Fall of 2021 to work on exploring the socio-environmental implications of a sustainable solution for our food and energy systems. For the last seven years, we have been studying the potential for co-locating agriculture and photovoltaics, or "agrivoltaics," as an untapped opportunity to simultaneously increase food and energy production while reducing water use. The position includes funding for four years through a combination of research and teaching assistantships.

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Earth Science & Remote Sensing
  • Food Systems

Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, NY offers a Summer Research Scholars Program for undergraduate students to carry out their own independent research projects in Entomology, Horticulture/Plant Breeding and Plant Pathology. Student interns work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs on research projects focused on specialty crops that can be laboratory and/or field-based.

See attached flyer for more information!

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

The UC3 Spring 2021 Collaborative Sustainability Leadership program is offering fully remote, paid fellowship opportunities that generally overlap with the Spring 2021 semester (February-June). Eligible members for the Spring 2021 fellowship cohort include University of Arizona students (undergraduate and graduate), University of Arizona faculty/staff, and local residents including Tucson/Pima County/Tribal community members. 

DUE JAN. 17, 2020

Type of Opportunity:
Research Opportunities
Location: On Campus
  • Arid Lands & Resources

Undergraduate Research Opportunity (part-time, 10 hours/week)

Yellow‐Billed Cuckoo Data Entry and Analysis 

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Food Systems

CONSERVE facilitates the adoption of on‐farm water treatment solutions that enable the safe use of nontraditional irrigation water on food crops and effectively reduce the nation’s agricultural water challenges that are exacerbated by climate change. 

DAWN is developing a decision support system that helps to increase land, nutrient, and water use efficiency in order to maximize crop production in maize, soy, and bioenergy fields.

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

Every year, the Scientists in Parks work experience program places hundreds of aspiring professionals across the National Park System to work on natural resource management needs. Past projects have mapped sand dunes at Fire Island National Seashore, surveyed towering cacti at Saguaro National Park, and protected nesting sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore.

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