Intern with the Bio/Diversity Project

Get experience working in science education and teaching distance-learning lessons in local schools, while networking with staff from the National Park Service and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Fall 2021 is likely to be an in-person internship!

Applicants will be updated on UArizona and TUSD COVID-19 policies during the interview process. 

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About the Program

As an intern, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside educators in K-12 classrooms developing and delivering place-based and identity-based environmental science curricula. You'll also develop science communication skills and broaden your knowledge of environmental science-related issues while simultaneously providing encouragement and outreach to underrepresented groups of K-12 students. The Fall 2021 semester is likely be an in-person experience for UArizona students. This is dependent on both UArizona and Tucson Unified School District updated policies and procedures for COVID-19 precautions. 

Earn Course Credit

Interns can receive 3-units of credit through a number of UA departments:

  • Agriculture and Resource Economics
  • Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Studies and Human Development 
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • General Studies
  • Geography and Development
  • Geosciences
  • Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
  • Public Health 
  • Sustainable Built Environments
  • Teaching, Learning, and Social Cultural Studies
  • UArizona Honors College

Time Commitment

The internship requires a commitment of 10 hours each week. You'll spend 5 hours teaching environmental science lessons in a local K-12 school and an additional 5 hours virtually attending training and developing program materials at the UA. Interns are required to attend a weekly class from 3-5pm on Wednesdays throughout the Fall 2021 semester.

How to Apply 

Our application is now open for the Fall 2021 semester. The application deadline has been extended to July 25, 2021 and applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Click here to apply! After you submit your application, please email a copy of your Fall 2021 weekly schedule and your resume. 


Get in touch with Elena Greenberg,  

Special thanks to the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice and the University of Arizona Green Fund for making this program possible.