Internship Opportunities with the Bio/Diversity Project

Get experience working in education outreach and teaching environmental science lessons in local schools, while networking with staff from the National Park Service and other local environmental leaders.

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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, gender, and racial equity issues while simultaneously providing encouragement and outreach to underrepresented groups of K-12 students.

Learn more from our former interns!

*NEW* Data Science Outreach Opportunity

Data science outreach interns with the Bio/Diversity Project receive training, mentorship, and work experience while fostering gender and racial equity within the STEM fields. Interns are paired with local high school teachers to teach data science lessons through the lens of biodiversity conservation. No coding experience is required! Applicants should have enthusiasm and willingness to learn more about coding using R. Additionally, interns can elect to enroll in an independent study course with UArizona data scientists to gain further coding skills and experience.


Selected student interns receive financial compensation at $15/hour for up to 10 hours of work per week. Financial compensation applies to undergraduate students only. Graduate students are not eligible to receive financial compensation.  

Additionally, student interns can receive 3-units of academic credit through a number of UArizona 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
  • iSchool
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 
  • Optical Sciences
  • Public Health 
  • Public and Applied Humanities
  • School of Government & Public Policy
  • 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 up to 5 hours teaching environmental science lessons in a local K-12 school and an additional 5 hours attending training and developing program materials at the UA. Interns are required to attend a weekly in-person class from 3-5pm on Wednesdays throughout the semester.

How to Apply 

Our Spring 2024 application is now closed. The Fall 2024 application will open in March 2024. 


Get in touch with Elena Greenberg, 


Thank you to our generous funders!

The Bio/Diversity Project is funded by the Campus Sustainability Fund and the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (2022-2024). 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 from 2017-2021, and many thanks to the Department of Environmental Science, the Honor's College, the School of Geography, Development, and the Environment at the University of Arizona, the Arizona Institutes for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES), and the Office of Sustainability Campus Sustainability Fund for their generous support during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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