Paul Lindsey Current Opportunities

The next internship opening will be Spring 2022

Connect with your education community!

Are you interested in earning $2,000 each semester of the 21-22 school year? Our Lindsey internship program provides an opportunity to intern in the Tucson/Southern Arizona community. There are seven non-profits that will be hosting an intern. View their pitches below!

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 the contact at the bottom of this page.

For graduate interns in this program, 80 service hours are required per semester.

Here are our current opportunities for Lindsey internships:

PITCH 1

Learn about opportunities with these organizations:

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Southern Arizona Research
  • Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF)
  • Ironwood Tree Experience

PITCH 2

Learn about opportunities with these organizations:

  • Tucson Village Farm
  • Bisbee Science Labs
  • Chad's Champions
  • The Cooper Center

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

This internship has been filled.

Internship Description:

The Tucson branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking a graduate-level intern to assist with multiple projects. We are dedicated to moving towards gender equity for women and girls in the Tucson area.

Duties:

  • Manage Start Smart1 sessions – 1-2 per semester for graduate students working with the Graduate Resource Center. Help with redesign based on current recruiting conditions. Collect data and analyze feedback information to improve the content of the workshops and to stimulate increased attendance.
  • Manage the flow of information on the Tucson Teacher Trading Post and make improvements to stimulate communication
  • Assist the VP’s of Programs, Membership and Marketing in designing program content specifically for young professionals (from academia and industry) to be used in AAUW luncheons, policy forums, Great Decisions, webinars, etc.)
  • Other assignments as time permits

The intern will be working directly with an accomplished businesswoman whose background includes industry, academia, and the not-for-profit world. Her most recent venture is writing a book about accomplished social activists around the globe. This is an opportunity for the intern to learn new leadership skills and to make an impact in the community. Social media and data analysis skills would be helpful in fulfilling the duties.

We promise that the intern will learn more about equity issues and leadership approaches during their assignment.

Position Details:

  • Semesters: Fall '21 and Spring '22
  • Business Hours: Most times are flexible. The schedule for the fall and spring workshops to be established.
  • Location: The AAUW is a virtual organization so the intern can work independently. Meetings with the supervisor can be on campus as required. In-person workshops are held on the UA campus. Zoom is used for communications as well.

Intern Supervisor:

Linda Alepin, Community Outreach Chair

Bisbee Science Lab

Internship Description:

Be 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. Lindsey Intern will have the chance to work on a burgeoning teen internship program, exhibit development, outreach, and more.

Duties:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Required: Graduate student in the College of Education with a passion for informal STEM learning, a love of science centers, a curiosity about whales in Arizona.
  • Skilled at program planning and curriculum development
  • Comfortable networking for the Bisbee Science Lab
  • Knowledge of the border region, Spanish a plus

Position Details:

  • Physical location is 519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee AZ, 85603
  • This is a very flexible position with opportunities for in-person and remote work.
  • Staff on Hand M-F 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intern Supervisor:

Amie Esteves

Chad's Champions

Internship Description:

The mission of Chad’s Champions (a 501c3 non-profit) is to empower Arizona’s underserved youth through wellness and sports engagement. There are also additional opportunities to cross-collaborate with the Science of Sport organization. The Science of Sport brings Math & Science to life through Sports. The mission of the Science of Sport program (a 501c3 non-profit) is to provide hands-on STEM curriculum and programming to elementary and middle school teachers and students throughout Arizona. We are looking for a highly motivated and creative self-starter that is comfortable collaborating with others.

Duties:

We have many ways for engagement as an intern and want to match your responsibilities with meaningful efforts. This is an opportunity to have a lasting impact in your community and learn many tools that will be beneficial in your career path.

  1. Assessment and evaluation of the Science curriculum.
    • Work with supervisor to evaluate and continuously improve innovative curriculum taught to elementary and junior high students b. Use your creativity to craft innovative sports or STEM programming & curriculum, attend teaching events, assess and evaluate with a written response to mentors c. The preferred tool for assessments: Dimensions of Success Observation tool OR
  2. Grant Writing & Fundraising
    • Learn about the necessary process of grant finding and writing. b. Research grants that align with our mission, help write and submit grants, meet with grantors and form partnerships OR
  3.  Strategically plan and roll out the Championship Training Facility
    • Cross-collaborate with Science of Sport and Chad’s Champions to identify a location for the build, identify and build partnerships, and apply for funding. b. Strategically outline the curriculum for after-school programming, partner with schools, build and audit teaching methodologies using DoS Observation Tool, detail strategies for outcomes-based programming. OR
  4. Facilitating a Chad’s Champions 5K Run in Tucson (2022)
    • Learn how to build community through sports and wellness. b. Plan the race, fundraise, community outreach with partners, determine ways to incorporate learning/education opportunities at the race OR
  5. Story Writing
    • Gain experience writing stories for social media b. Written content and Video creation, attend sports camps and document stories sponsored by Chad’s Champions, post on social media, and strategically identify ways to collaborate with the Digital Learning Lab, update Website c. Coordinate video interviews with Athletes, Coaches, and Professionals around the theme “How STEM & Sports Impacted My Life”

Qualifications:

  • Have a passion for sports, youth, STEM, education, and non-profits.
  • Weekly tag-up meeting (30 minutes) with President (virtual or in-person)
  • Meetings to be remote or at local quiet space
  • In-person meeting will be expected as required with partners, sponsors, and event programming.
  • Be open to learning and confident to share your best practices

Position Details:

  • August 2021- May 2022 ( two semesters)
  • Location: online and local in-person

Intern Supervisor:

Chad’s Champions President, Joey DeLaRosa

Cooper Center for Environmental Learning

This internship has been filled.

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.”

**Due to the COVID-19 situation, the status of field experiences at Cooper Center are unknown. We will have internship opportunities no matter what, but the makeup of our opportunities will change depending on our situation. Please contact us for more information. **

Duties:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Required: Graduate Student in College of Education, enthusiasm, eagerness to help students learn about the natural world, strong communication skills, a positive attitude, ability to work hard as part of a team and independently, physical conditioning and love for working in a desert setting.
  • Preferred: Non-traditional or classroom teaching experience, pursuing a career in Environmental Learning, Education, or a related field; comfort with digital platforms for education & communications – social media, Zoom, etc.

Position Details:

  • Time Commitment: Position is for 80 hours per semester, averaging 6 hours per week. Schedule is mainly Monday through Friday, mornings and/or afternoons with some weekend events. Hours are flexible.
  • Internships begin the week of August 23, 2021 and continue through either Finals Week of fall semester and/or early May 2022 for the year.
  • Intern would need to have his or her own transportation to the site or be willing to participate in carpooling.
  • Cooper Center location: 5403 W. Trails End Road, 85745

Intern Supervisor:

Cooper Center Director, Colin Waite, 520-626-1825

Ironwood Tree Experience

Internship description:

To create healthy and resilient communities, Ironwood Tree Experience makes it possible for young people to engage with the natural world and be stewards of the environment. Our 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.

Duties:

  • Assist the leadership team with outreach, recruitment, and mentorship of a youth audience from partnership high schools and community events.
  • Co-facilitate recruitment presentations and conversations in classrooms at schools and at other community organizations.
  • Participate and assist with afterschool and weekend nature experiences with a youth audience and in some cases with youth leaders and their families (parents, siblings, friends) during 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.

Potential intern project work:

  • Project 1: Outreach & Amplifying Student Voice through Digital Storytelling
  • Project 2: Alumni/YAC Leadership Network & “Professional and Leadership” Development
  • Project 3: Database Organization, Social Media and Communication Flow

Ultimately, we are an adaptive organization, mimicking the ecosystem around us. In addition to projects that meet these needs, we also deeply encourage intern-proposed projects that address specific needs that they identify.

Qualifications:

A prospective candidate should have an 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.
Responsibilities and tasks: 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.

Position Details:

All work will follow the COVID-19 safety protocols as required by the UA and as directed by the organization and in accordance with the most up to date reports by the CDC and Pima County Health Department. A majority of this position will be performed via in person at the organization's physical office location and offsite in the community at local schools, public city parks, and national parks, forest, and other public lands. Some of the position time may require online meetings and gatherings with a diverse audience of young people. Applicants should be comfortable in the outdoors, physical exertion, and be positively disposed to wildlife and nature.

Business hours : M-F 9AM-5PM* and occasional weekends *
Address: 738 N. 5th Avenue, #103 Tucson, AZ 85705

Intern Supervisor:

Kristen Sawyer, Office Contact: 520-829-7001

Semester intern is being requested: 

Semester requested: FA2021

SARSEF

SARSEF is a nonprofit organization in Tucson dedicated to creating the next generation of Arizona’s critical thinkers and problem solvers through science and engineering. With our STEM-education programming, we are committed to innovation, equity, and engagement within whole communities.

Internship Description:

We are looking for an education intern to assist with the delivery of SARSEF programming in elementary and/or middle school classrooms. Our outreach programs teach students the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need to make a difference using science and engineering. Through hands-on workshops, students are challenged to notice and wonder about the world around them, leading to an investigation of real-life problems and finding solutions that matter.

Duties:

An intern may be asked to:

  • Complete training sessions on SARSEF outreach methods and how to deliver in-school programming
  • Deliver in-school programming to elementary and/or middle school classrooms in the Tucson area
  • Be a resource to teachers, parents, and students at schools where you deliver programming
  • Assist in preparing materials for outreach programs

Position Details:

  • Business Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Semesters: Fall (Priority), Spring
  • Location: 4574 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

Intern Supervisor:

Julie Euber, 812-340-8663

Tucson Villiage Farm

Tucson Village Farm is 4-H Youth Development program based out of the Pima County Cooperative Extension. Our mission is to teach young people how to grow, prepare and eat fresh food and empower them to make healthy life choices. www.tucsonvillagefarm.arizona.edu<http://www.tucsonvillagefarm.arizona.edu>

Internship Description:

For the Fall 2021 semester, we have two projects for a potential intern

  • Qualitative Content Analysis and Literature Review: During our summer camp programs we have facilitated a qualitative evaluation that now requires analysis. We are looking for an intern who will analyze the data and determine themes and outcomes. In addition, a candidate in this position will conduct a literature review on summer programs with the intention of melding the data and the lit review into a potential paper.
  • Create new “Skill-a-thons”: Skill-a-thons are hands-on, experiential learning stations where young people can learn new content and develop skills. An intern in this position will help design and create new “Skill-a-thons” specifically in the areas of nutrition, culinary skills, and agriculture.

Position Details:

The Farm is located at 2201 E. Roger Rd. The Farm is open Monday-Friday 8-4, but these projects can take place during off times.

Intern Supervisor:

Elizabeth Sparks
520-241-0695

Application is closed.