Paul Lindsey Current Opportunities

Internships will begin with the Fall 2022 semester.
Applications open June 20- August 20.
Positions for College of Education 
graduate students only,
are filled throughout the application period.
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Here's a way to connect to your local education community and earn $2,000 each semester of the 2022-23 school year! Our Lindsey graduate student internship program provides an opportunity to intern in the Tucson/Southern Arizona community. There are ten non-profits that will be hosting an intern.

It is not too early to talk to your grad advisor about a letter of recommendation for this internship, as it is a required application material. If you have questions, please email Mary Werner.

Here are our current opportunities for Lindsey internships:

This internship position has been filled.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tucson Branch is a non-profit organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Internship Description 
We'd welcome an intern to become a close-knit part of our organization allowing them to join our Board meetings, attend events and gain experience in additional areas of interest. We are looking for someone with Microsoft Office experience for help updating documents for our Start Smart Salary Negotiation courses; Experience or a want to learn social media/marketing on Facebook and Instagram platforms would be a plus


  • Assisting with Start Smart Salary Negotiation Courses at the University of Arizona; i.e. updating documents for dates, classes, Zoom Chat (when online) - Creating social media content for Facebook/Instagram via our resources (i.e. Canva) and paired with a Board Member to shadow as needed
  • Helping with in-person and online events like monthly meetings, Women's Equality Day, mixers, and Board Meetings - if available and does not conflict with class schedule

Position Details 
Local site varies, but typically Wednesday evenings. Flexible hours, always set by Intern's schedule; some weekend events

Intern Supervisor 
Diana Charbonneau

Bisbee Science Lab is a STEM education non-profit dedicated to promoting engagement in science for all ages.

Internship Description
Become a member of the team at the Bisbee Science Lab during its exciting development phase! This internship involves curriculum planning and development for a variety of informal applications. Aid in program planning and implementation for our Science Friday open lab hours, mobile lab, after school programs, and future field stations. The Bisbee Science Lab is a growing organization with plenty of opportunities to engage in unique projects and find your niche. A Lindsey Intern will have the chance to work on our burgeoning teen internship program, exhibit development, and outreach.


  • Aid in the development of curriculum for a mobile science lab
  •  Help in planning and implementation of informal STEM activities in a variety of disciplines for after school programs
  •  Assist in the development of a high school internship program
  •  Support other Bisbee Science Lab endeavors as needed

Position Details
We are located at 519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee, AZ. This internship has variable meeting times and remote work opportunities

Intern Supervisor
Amie Esteves

This internship position has been filled.

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is a nonprofit that operates 3 small charter schools (City High School, Paulo Freire Freedom School-University, and Paulo Freire Freedom School - Downtown) and a Professional Learning Center that promotes innovative teaching and learning practices and school redesign.

Internship Description
City Center for Collaborative Learning Community Partner Liaison. Our 3 schools (City High School and the two Paulo Freire Freedom Middle Schools) are deeply committed to place-based learning and community partnerships. Over our almost 20 years of operation, we have had many partnerships in a variety of circumstances. We would like to do a better job of keeping track of our community connections (and foster new ones!) so that our teachers aren’t re-inventing the wheel when they want to design their place-based instruction and our partnerships can become deeper and more meaningful. Our Community Partner Liaison Intern's role will help us do that.


  • Connect to past and potential community partners to help clarify and promote partnerships with our 3 schools 
  • Work with teachers to connect with community partners
  • Work with City High School internship coordinator to support and monitor the success of the internship program 
  • Outreach to alumni from 3 schools to establish a current database, collect data and assist with planning alumni events

Position Details
We are flexible about work location and hours.
Our sites are located in the 4th Ave/University and Downtown area.

Intern Supervisor
JoAnn Groh

The Cooper Center for Environmental Learning is a project of the University of Arizona College of Education, educating people of all ages with a goal of inspiring them to live more lightly on the Earth with work that includes programs for grades K–12, outreach across the UArizona campus, community events, professional development for educators, training for future teachers and research on effective environmental education.

Internship Description 
Outdoor environmental teaching positions include working with students PreK-12 from Southern Arizona public and private schools to encourage the hands-on learning and exploration of the Sonoran Desert. Training is provided based on the Cooper Center’s Mission Statement and the ideals of the Institute for Earth Education in order to “emphasize understanding of basic ecological processes, develop positive feelings for the natural world, and make personal lifestyle changes.”


  • Lead and assist several educational programs for children in grades PreK-12 in outdoor settings or virtually (program training provided)
  • Participate in program-related tasks including planning, setup, materials design, and maintenance
  • Assist with curriculum development for new programming initiatives, including digital programming and experiences for preschool and high school learners
  • Assist with field experience logistics including group arrivals and departures and managing students and adults during trips
  • Create and lead a PD session on a subject of your choice, conduct research related to PK12 environmental education and/or, write an intriguing article on the topic.

Position Details 
Location: 5403 W. Trails End Road, 85745  Intern would need to have their own transportation to the site or be willing to participate in carpooling.

Schedule: mainly Monday through Friday, mornings and/or afternoons with some weekend events, hours are flexible

Intern Supervisor 
Mariah Kuehl

Friends of Ironwood Forest is an all-volunteer non-profit that works for the protection and informed management of the natural and cultural resources of Ironwood Forest National Monument using education, community outreach and advocacy.

Internship Description
Friends of Ironwood Forest is looking for a graduate student who:

Is interested in the environment and ideally also in public lands conservation.
Has experience with and/or would like to work with a non-profit board of directors.
Is a proactive communicator and planner. 

The internship will require an iterative process for project development with regular video conference meetings.


  • Build out our volunteer management system. - Help design and implement a system to coordinate with and track hours of volunteers working in the monument. 
  • Improve our digital outreach program (website, email, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). - Create a plan for the organization’s digital outreach after reviewing our current system and content. 
  • Assist in the creation of an advisory board. - Work with our board of directors to create an advisory board made up of community members, biological and cultural experts, recreation managers, and other stakeholders who are interested in supporting our work on Ironwood Forest National Monument. - Help define the role of the board, recruit members, and coordinate meetings. We foresee meetings happening 4x/year.

Position Details 
Variable schedule. We are NOT 9-5 and we are remote so there is great flexibility here.

Intern Supervisor 
Lee Pagni

This internship position has been filled.

Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) is a community outreach program that is connected to the Sierra Club. ICO provides opportunities for urban youth and young adults to explore, enjoy, and protect the natural world. ICO provides outdoor opportunities to people that would not otherwise have them, including low-income youth of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. ICO is made up entirely of volunteers who organize a variety of adventures, including hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding and service learning.

Internship Description
We are seeking an enthusiastic graduate student who:

  • Enjoys being in the outdoors
  • Aspires to the goal of providing youth, especially from disadvantaged populations the opportunity of being in the outdoors in the form of hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding and service learning
  • Enjoys the skill of communicating on multi-levels with our volunteers, agencies, youth, program leaders, and on social media

An intern will need to clear our typical background check or provide a fingerprint card.

Marketing and Recruitment

  • Design recruiting and marketing materials to attract new volunteers and new agencies.
  • Assist with marketing strategies and presentations to schools and agencies in the form of disseminating information to students and teachers, producing brochures, developing powerpoint displays, creating flyers and maintaining ICO’s social media presence

Technology and Social Media support

  • Manage ICO’s Facebook and Instagram page (updating trip pictures and information)·Manage ICO’s website· Manage trip outing schedule calendar

Club administrative support

  • Assist/Coordinate/Lead day hikes as a volunteer or leader
  • Attend monthly meetings and assist with transcribing meeting sessions
  • Help manage equipment and gear inventory
  • Help develop educational components for outings such as local ecology and environmental issues
  • Assist in grant writing and researching grant opportunities or fundraising for ICO
  • Assist ICO chair with other club administrative duties

Position Details
Business Hours: Flexible -Outings are mostly on weekends.

The location depends on where outings are located. Transportation is helpful, but not required. The intern is expected to attend some (not all) of the outings, as they occur which are generally on weekends.

ICO meeting is held 2nd Tuesday each month, 6-7:45 PM held in the College of Education or UA library.

Intern Supervisor
Al Bellavia, ICO Chair

Ironwood Tree Experience creates healthy and resilient communities by making it possible for young people to engage with the natural world and be stewards of the environment.

Internship Description 
The Ironwood Tree Experience team is looking for a Paul Lindsey intern to engage a diverse network of high school students and recent graduates in a series of environmental stewardship opportunities in collaboration with local and national environmental associations. A prospective candidate should have interest in advancing environmental justice, equity, and diversity in environmental education and conservation. Most responsibilities will support the Ironwood Tree Experience, Youth Action Corps and will work directly with the ITE Youth Development Manager and youth advisory leadership team.


  • Support the creation, coordination, and instruction of youth environmental stewardship workshops with complimentary lessons and experiences in ecology, outdoor education, sustainable recreation, environmental justice, art and nature, conservation practices and Southwest cultural studies. 
  •  Assist the leadership team with outreach, recruitment, and mentorship of a youth audience from partnership high schools and community events. 
  •  Participate and assist with afterschool and weekend nature experiences with a youth audience. Examples include wildlife observations, hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor experiences. 
  •  Support the communication of youth opportunities via print, online, and phone with prospective students, teachers, and parents. This may include social media postings, in-person presentations, and administrative duties.

Position Details 
Location: 738 N 5th Ave, Unit #101 Tucson, AZ 85705 
Business hours: M-F 9-5 pm and some weekends

Intern Supervisor
Suzanne Dhruv

This internship position has been filled.

Kino School is a nonprofit, private, K-12 school that teaches problem-solving, critical thinking, and responsibility through community-driven, hands-on learning.

Internship Description
Kino School is looking for interns who are passionate about alternative education and want experience working with students of all abilities and ages. Applicants who have experience with community outreach, web design, and/or marketing are a plus.


  • Work with staff and students to organize and manage a community outreach or internship program
  •  Assist in the development of life skills courses and/or community partnerships for K-12 students
  •  Participate in program-related tasks including planning, setup, materials design, and maintenance

Position Details
Hours of operation Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm
Location 6625 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718

Intern Supervisor
Vanessa Phillips

This internship position has been filled.

SARSEF’s mission is creating Arizona’s future critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering.

Internship Description 
With SARSEF, every Arizona student has the opportunity to discover their potential as a scientist or engineer solving problems big and small. SARSEF uses a comprehensive programming model that supports students, teachers, and families so that students can think critically and solve problems through science and engineering. We couldn’t be successful without an impactful high school research program. 

As SARSEF’s High School Outreach Intern the successful candidate will provide support for two high school programs:

  • STAR Lab: a collaboration between SARSEF and the University of Arizona Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology that provides mentorship, consultation, research supplies, and lab space for high school students to complete their own authentic research projects
  • Rural Outreach Program: a new program that engages four high school classrooms from across rural Arizona in classroom-level research projects under the mentorship of University of Arizona researchers. We are looking for candidates with strong communication and organizational skills as well as a passion for engaging high school students in authentic research opportunities.


  • Respond to questions from program participants in a timely manner 
  • Assist in guiding participants through the program by identifying potential problems and needs 
  • Work collaboratively with SARSEF’s Director of Research to ensure the programs have their intended impact, including by assisting with program evaluation

Position Details
The position can be completed remotely or at STAR Lab on the UArizona campus.

Intern Supervisor 
Margaret Wilch, Director of Research, SARSEF

Watershed Management Group (WMG) envisions a world where the relationship between communities and the environment creates prosperity for all.

Internship Description
The Environmental Education Intern will work with WMG staff to ensure that our mission and activities across the watershed progress with equity, inclusivity, and cultural relevance. The intern will assist in developing nature-based educational activities, curriculum, and outreach materials. This position will focus on engaging community members in youth education programs such as Family Saturdays happening at the Living Lab & Learning Center every third Saturday of the month. WMG’s goal is to build stronger connections with nearby limited income communities to see the Living Lab as an asset and their green space through Family Saturdays. 

Through this internship, the intern will gain highly transferable job skills, network with members of the community and professional field, and lay the groundwork for a successful career in the environmental field. Due to COVID-19, the internship will be hybrid with remote meetings and computer work, and in person work such as implementing outreach, attending Family Saturdays and community events.

Preferred Experience • Proficient in Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media. • Ability to build relationships with families. • Passionate about teaching children. • Ability to read, speak, write, and translate Spanish. • Knowledge, awareness, and interests in issues of equity and inclusion, cultural and systematic racism, social justice, and cultural competence.


  • Assist in development of educational activities and curriculum related to the Living Lab such as water conservation, native gardens, desert plants and animals, and turning waste to resources, water harvesting and regional water awareness.
  • Assist in facilitating educational activities for diverse youth groups, children and their families, both at the Living Lab and at community outreach events.
  • Attend a minimum of one monthly community event as a WMG representative.
  • Assist with translation of materials into Spanish or conducting outreach activities in Spanish (if proficient in Spanish language)

Position Details 
1137 N. Dodge Blvd. Tucson AZ 85716

Intern Supervisor 
Cindy Hu