Faculty, staff, community leaders, do you have an engagement experience for students to get involved with?


The mission of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is to inspire people to live in harmony with the natural world by fostering love, appreciation, and understanding of the Sonoran Desert.

The Desert Museum is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country and the #1 Tucson attraction. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!

The 98 acre Desert Museum is a fusion experience: zoo, botanical... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

Variety of jobs, internships and volunteer positions at a national park right here in Arizona. 

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

There are thousands of opportunities for college and graduate school students to work with the National Park Service. Many of these jobs are filled at the park level - so contact the park that interests you - but others are advertised and recruited nationally by the National Park Service or in partnership with several national organizations. We welcome the interest and involvement of the next generation who will help us care for our nation's... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

Tucson Meet Yourself is an annual celebration of the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona’s and Northern Mexico’s diverse ethnic and folk communities. Each October, the three-day event features hundreds of artisans, home cooks, dancers, musicians and special exhibits that celebrate and honor beauty in all its diverse, informal, and everyday forms.

Research Themes:
Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Urban Environment

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

USGS offers opportunities for undergraduates and recent graduates. 

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Governance, Law, and Policy, Science Engagement, Water

The Tucson Arts Brigade is a community arts, civic engagement and education organization. We have sponsored more than 100 temporary and permanent public art projects and provided the Tucson community with learning, service and neighborhood cultural development opportunities in the arts since 1996. Our philosophy of whole-person, whole-community development means working as a team with parents, students, artists, teachers, community leaders... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Governance, Law, and Policy, Urban Environment

The UA Green Fund Committee is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, accepting, and funding all Green Fund Annual Grant and Mini Grant proposals. Members keep track of applications, hold funded projects accountable for ongoing costs, work to recruit new committee members, and keep tabs on whether the application process is working. Members also participate in weekly and monthly meetings during which applications for grants and PARs are... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

About Native Seed Search:

Native Seeds/SEARCH (NS/S) is a nonprofit seed conservation organization based in Tucson, Arizona. Our story began in 1983 when co-founders Gary Nabhan and Mahina Drees worked on a food security Meals for Millions project to assist the Tohono O’odham Nation in establishing gardens for their sustainable food needs. In discussions with tribal elders they were told “What we are really looking for are the... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

BICAS relies on its volunteers to provide needed internal support services – e.g. administrative assistance, accounting, and assisting with/hosting workshops to name a few. We also rely on our volunteers to provide community outreach like flyering, mechanical support at Mobile Bike Repair events, representation at our tabling events, etc. The demand for BICAS’ services has grown over the last few years and our organization needs your help to... Read More

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Public Health, Urban Environment

Use your English skills in quite practical and pre-professional ways and earn credit for up to 3 units towards English or Creative Writing majors or minors. Internships are available with the following publications & organizations: 

Edible Magazine 

Tucson Botanical Garden 

Sonora Desert Museum 

The U of A Community School and Garden Project

Research Themes:
Environmental Arts and Humanities

Receive university credit for researching in countries around the world. Research opportunities vary by the country and program you choose. For more information, refer to: https://global.arizona.edu/study-abroad/program-search

Research Themes:
Business and Economics, Climate and Adaptation, Energy, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Food Systems and Security, Governance, Law, and Policy, Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing, Natural Environment and Biodiversity, Public Health, Science Engagement, Urban Environment, Water

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