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

The Office of Sustainability is starting another round of recruitment for their  Sustainable Cities Internship Program. They are currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2018 internships from students who are interested in sustainability-focused career paths! 

They match students to off-campus internship opportunities with local government and non-profit partners.... Read More

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Department seeking next generation of conservation officers

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking qualified men and women to join the next generation of conservation officers who protect and conserve the state’s wildlife and natural resources.

The department is accepting applications for game warden trainees... Read More

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Aquatic Interpreters create a safe, fun, and educational opportunity for guests through a stingray touch and feeding experience. Interpreters also provide information about conservation efforts in the Sea of Cortez and inspire visitors on how they can make a difference. 

Seasons currently run from April through October, and from October through April. Shift times are 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, and 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. 

Requirements: A 7-... Read More

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Position Title and Department: Nursery volunteer


Reports to (name & title): Mark Fleming, Curator of Botany


Overview of position (1 sentence): Assist in the care of several plant propagation locations and nursery stock.


Primary Specific Tasks:


1. Watering

2. Weeding

3. General assistance to Nursery Horticulturists


Day(s) of week volunteer(s) work... Read More

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Position Title and Department: Garden Volunteer, Botany

Reports to (name & title): Mark Fleming, Curator of Botany

Overview of position: Volunteers in this position assist Botany staff with the development of the collection and the maintenance of Museum landscapes.

Primary Specific Tasks:

1. Hand watering

2. Fertilization

3. Develop gardens through planting, moving rock and soil, digging, and... Read More

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Volunteer Position:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Volunteer


Reports to:

Mark Fleming, Curator of Botany


Overview of position:

GIS volunteers help create a Botanical Garden Map, using the Desert Museum’s ArcGIS account and related software (Collection Mapper Template and Collection Mapper App).


To view a, “Guide of GIS for Public Gardens” (sponsored by the Alliance for... Read More

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The University of Arizona Herbarium is currently searching for a part-time student employee to assist with managing our collection of plant specimens. The student will utilize software for entering and correcting information from plant specimen labels into an existing web-enabled collections database.


Essential qualifications:

* Enrolled at UA as an undergraduate for at least 6 credit hours

* Excellent... Read More

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The BIO5 Ambassadors Internship is an unpaid, semester-long opportunity for undergraduate students. Not only will these students be assisting the Public Affairs Team of the BIO5 Institute with their marketing initiatives, coordinating events, and leading tours, but the interns will also be given the opportunity to design and execute projects using the marketing skills the students will learn by working with the PA Team. This internship hopes... Read More

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The position that we are looking to fill is great opportunity to learn microbiological and molecular techniques and the use of laboratory equipment. Our research has global impacts on food safety and human health. We are looking for students that are punctual, responsible, reliable, careful and honest.

The Agricultural Research Service is the chief scientific research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. The ARS... Read More

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Volunteer Supervisor: Marie Long (Associate Director of CESD)

Department Liaison: Julie Xelowski-Brooker (Education Specialist)


Overview of position: Volunteers in this position are stationed at the Museum’s aquatic exhibits. They help guests engage in being touched by the rays and feeding experiences while providing interpretation of the aquatic collection.


Primary Specific Tasks:

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Wildlife's Little Angels is a Tucson based non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center that focuses on ill, injured, and orphaned small mammals and birds. Our goal for our patients is a successful release back into the wild.

We're currently in need of volunteers for the fall season, especially since many of our wonderful summer volunteers will... Read More

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