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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:
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.

Type of Opportunity:
Volunteer Opportunities
Location: Off Campus
  • Environment & Public Health

The City of Tucson's Environmental & General Services Department (EGSD) is looking for volunteers.

They are bringing back their Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, but instead of it being at one location, they are moving it around the city. 

It will be the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to noon. The first event is January 9th at the Eastside City Hall at 7575 E Speedway Blvd. The calendar will be released soon to reveal the locations of the following events. 

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Communities, Culture & Engagement

The Latino Heritage Internship Program (LHIP), created by the National Park Service (NPS) and administered in partnership with Environment for the Americas, is designed to provide internship opportunities to young adults in diverse professional fields in the National Park Service. The program helps raise awareness of our national parks and historic sites, their accessibility, and the need for the Latino community’s involvement in their preservation.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Off Campus
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Ecosystems
  • Environmental Restoration & Reclamation

A Mosaics Intern is an entry level natural resource science internship that focuses on career exploration and building fundamental natural resource science skills. Each Mosaics Intern will receive a weekly stipend of $420, park-provided housing or a housing allowance and paid travel expenses. Interns who successfully complete 640 hours of work in one or more eligible internships and are under the age of 26 will be eligible for the Public Land Corps Non-competitive Hiring Authority for 120 days following the completion of the internship.

Type of Opportunity:
Internships
Location: Variable (Travel Required)
  • Environmental Economics & Business Systems
  • Resilience Engineering

Regenerate Lebanon, a program of the NGO Recycle Lebanon, is a platform for conscious system change with a mission to strengthen the circular economy to promote sustainable development solutions. The online site will aggregate dispersed data about interconnected social and environmental issues. In doing so, the platform will facilitate access to information and then integrate opportunities for action, visualize data in unique ways for reuse, and incentivize users to scale game-changing solutions by means of interconnectivity across sectors and encourage long-term nature-based solutions.

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