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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
  • Governance, Environmental Law & Decision-making

The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.

Type of Opportunity:
Other
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

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Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Climate Science, Adaptation & Resilience Solutions
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative is a two-year experiential conservation training program for undergraduates who are interested in careers in conservation and in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field. Scholars take part in applied field research projects, professional internships, mentoring, and form strong professional networks. Scholars learn a variety of field techniques and research and presentation skills.

Type of Opportunity:
Jobs
Location: On Campus
  • Environment & Public Health
  • Food Systems

The Student Waste Auditor, reporting to the Senior Coordinator of Sustainability Operations and Initiatives will be responsible for auditing recycling and trash contents, including logging what is placed in recycling and trash taken from the dorms. The position involves handling anything placed in the waste containers, including paper, plastic, metal, and garbage. This work will be done outdoors and safety equipment will be provided. The goal is to understand what is and what is not being put into the recycling and trash bins in the dorms.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: On Campus
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement
  • Environment & Public Health
  • Governance, Environmental Law & Decision-making

The Whetstone Prison Project (WPP) aims to bring quality environmental education to current inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections through engaging classroom and garden based curriculum. Remotely, UA students lead lessons on a range of topics including gardening, energy, climate change, and environmental social justice. The primary goal of the WPP is to teach current inmates within the Whetstone Unit about overarching environmental concepts and build a connection between inmates and local community resources.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: On Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

nterns 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 Spring 2021 semester, interns will facilitate distance-learning lessons 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:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation
  • Water Resources

Did you know that springs on U.S. Forest Service land might not be protected unless they are surveyed to validate the water rights? Come learn how to use our new Spring Seeker to survey wilderness springs and other waters this summer and fall in Coronado National Forest. We’ll be focusing on the Mt. Wrightson, Miller Peak, Rincon, and Pusch Ridge Wilderness areas. Group size will be limited to 2-3 people total, and we will all drive separately to the trailhead. Having a 4WD vehicle is a plus!

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
  • 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:
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.

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