Paul Lindsey Current Opportunities

The application is now closed for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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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:

AAUW has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available.

AAUW (The American Association of University Women)

The Tucson branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking a graduate-level fellow to assist with one or more of these projects, depending on the person’s skills and interests.

Possible intern assignments:

* Manage Start Smart[1] sessions – 1 fall and 1 spring semesters for graduate students. It is unclear at this point whether these will be in person or through Zoom. This includes announcements, monitoring enrollment, setup, and assisting in the sessions to answer questions. Collect data and analyze feedback information to improve the content of the workshops and to stimulate increased attendance. The supervisor would be Laurie Sheldon.
* Assist the Community Action chair (Laurie Sheldon) in launching a new initiative to support public K – 12 education in Tucson. One or more of the following activities may be our 2020-2021 focus. 1) Learning grant writing best practices, educating AAUW local volunteers, and assisting local education organizations to prepare grants 2) Reading academic education policy papers and summarizing them for the wider public understanding to posted on the Education Policy Center website

* Surveying other local educational grassroots organizations to uncover most important needs which AAUW could help fill.

* Work with the AAUW president (Linda Alepin) on launching a series of webinars for young professionals on developmental topics. Each topic would be presented by an author on the subject. A list of possible subjects is linked here.

This is an opportunity for the intern to learn or enhance many skills and to make an impact in the community! An interest in Ed Tech and data analysis would be an asset.

Semesters for requested intern: Fall '20 and Spring '21

Business Hours: Most times are flexible. The schedule for the fall and spring workshops will be established when school resumes in August.

Location: The AAUW is a virtual organization so the intern can work independently. Meetings with the supervisor can be on campus or Zoom.

Names of intern supervisors: Laurie Sheldon, Community Action Chair and Linda Alepin, President (

Organization: AAUW (The American Association of University Women)

The national AAUW organization has done extensive research into the gender wage gap. AAUW’s Start Smart seminar (designed for college students) empowers women to successfully negotiate salary and benefits packages. AAUW is a membership organization that has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, they have worked together (see as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

Bisbee Science Lab has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available. Please see the other agencies on this list.

Internship Description:

Be a member of the team at the Bisbee Science Lab during its exciting development phase! This internship involves conducting literature reviews that will lead to the development of exhibits and programs at the Bisbee Science Lab. One research project involves preparing background material for a minke whale exhibit that the Bisbee Science Lab will launch in November. The other project involves providing the team that is developing a mobile science lab that will tour Cochise County with background information about mobile STEM labs, including researching what is available at UA.


1. Research the connection between minke whales and Kino Bay
2. Write background information that can be used as text panels for the whale exhibit
3. Serve as a research assistant to the team that is developing the mobile lab.
4. Other research duties as determined
5. Help in the re-opening of our space if that becomes possible.


1. 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.
2. Skilled at doing online literature reviews
3. Comfortable networking for the Bisbee Science Lab
4. Knowledge of the border region, Spanish a plus

Position Specifics:

This is a virtual internship, hours are very flexible. There will be a weekly virtual check-in meeting with Bisbee team members.
Due to COVID, this is currently only a fall semester internship, hopefully, that will change!

Supervisor: Professor Etta Kralovec 

Supervisor contact: Email Etta Kralovev

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available.

The Clubhouse is an active and working community space where we directly impact youth. With COVID-19 we have created online work options in lieu of physical contact.

We will find the best match for our interns based on these options.

Online Work Options:

* Assist STEM Specialist with the creation and execution of STEM program delivery plan. (Programs run school year and summer)
* Aid in developing daily, weekly and monthly written STEM program schedules: Programs that can be done via in-person or online that are engaging to young people e.g. a basic mechanical engineers course geared towards middle & high school students or chemistry of make-up series i.e. the science behind the products we use
* Actively promote program participation, with a focus on recruiting, engaging, and retaining military-connected youth and girls. e.g. Creation of flyers, and publication materials to be marketed to military-connected families.
* Assist with coordinating monthly STEM learning events focused on military families. These can be online resources and connections to share with families via email, and social media platforms-online work.
* Create a pre/post survey to assess members' knowledge and/or interest in STEM and STEM-related careers.
* Aid with engaging volunteers with STEM expertise, e.g. Raytheon employees i.e support valued community relationships through communication about and coordination of STEM programming run by Raytheon volunteers.

Be a participant in:

* Provide a healthy and safe Club environment and contribute to the creation of a club climate that is optimal for youth development.
* Ensure programming prepares youth for success.

Business hours: Club is open Mon-Fri 2:30pm-7:30pm; Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm

Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse Address: 2585 E 36th St, Tucson, AZ 85713 This position has been crafted to be accomplished remotely if necessary.

Intern Supervisors:

Nikieia Johnson, Clubhouse Director
Email or Cell: 708-513-5506

Crystal Echerivel, Program Director
Email or Office: 520-622-0694

Internship available Fall and Spring semesters

Community Share has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available.

CommunityShare believes that our communities are only as strong as the relationships we weave. Resilient youth and communities thrive when adults and young people develop authentic relationships through shared real-world learning experiences. In order to realize this vision, CommunityShare developed an online platform that matches educators and learners with regional community partners who serve as mentors, project collaborators, content-area consultants, guest speakers, field trip hosts and more. Some think of the platform as a "human library" that empowers educators and learners to tap into local "human books" of wisdom and experience in their community. We have had illustrators share with elementary school students how to create their own children's books, engineers collaborate with kids to design their own mini-cars, UA Peace Corps Fellows share their experiences living abroad, and videographers explore how they use film to make change in the world. CommunityShare helps students see the real-world application of what they are learning in school, exposes them to new career possibilities, and helps students imagine a future they never knew existed. CommunityShare also provides a simple and meaningful way for us all to give back to our schools, community and to support our next generation of learners, entrepreneurs, and leaders. You can read more about CommunityShare in this Christian Science Monitor article.

Overall Graduate Internship Role

The responsibilities may include:

· Assisting CommunityShare staff with the virtual facilitation of our Educator Fellowship, a community of practice that engages educators throughout greater Tucson

· Virtually supporting individual teachers with classroom projects

· Conducting virtual outreach within the UA and broader Tucson community to recruit community partners to work with teachers and students

· Contacting existing community partners to assess their interest in continued participation

· Guiding community partners to create short videos about their career experiences and/or demonstrating a hands-on learning experience for virtual classrooms

· Writing website posts describing past learning experiences between community partners and classrooms

· Researching state policies and funding resources across the country to identify states that have education policies that are well-aligned with CommunityShare’s mission and work

· Using social media and other strategies to communicate CommunityShare’s work and stories

CommunityShare will work with the intern to develop a scope of work and specific projects that best meets their skills and interests.

An ideal candidate will have:

· Comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment

· Self-directed learner and collaborator

· Excellent interpersonal skills; someone who sees the best in others

· Strategic and creative thinker who is able to adapt programming and lessons to different circumstances and audiences

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· Strong organizational and time management skills and great attention to detail

· Enjoy working in a fluid, dynamic organization with a minimal amount of direction

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Drive

· Familiarity with basic website development and Wordpress a plus

· Familiarity with Tucson community a plus

· Experience working in school setting a plus

· Experience with social media campaigns a plus

Semester for requested intern: Fall and Spring

Hours: Flexible

Location: CommunityShare does not have a central office, but we can meet the intern at a designated location and/or on the UA campus. Due to COVID-19, we anticipate all meetings to be virtual. We encourage potential applicants to watch the brief video on our home page.

Intern supervisors: Mary Bouley (lead supervisor) & Josh Schachter

Cooper Center has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available. Please see the other agencies on this list.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the status of field experiences at Cooper Center is 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.


· 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 outdoors 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 Specifics:

· Internships begin no later than the week of August 31, 2020 and continue through either Finals Week (for semester interns) or early May 2021 for year-long graduate student interns).

· Time Commitment: Schedule is mainly Monday through Friday, mornings and/or afternoons with some weekend events. Hours are flexible. (Position is for 80 hours per semester, averaging 6 hours per week.)

· Intern would need to have their own transportation to the site or be willing to carpool.
Cooper Center location: 5403 W. Trails End Road, 85745. Directions

Name of intern supervisor, Colin Waite, Cooper Center Director.

Visit the Cooper Center website or contact Cooper’s Director, Colin Waite, by email or by phone at 520-626-1825.

Ironwood Tree Experience has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available.

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 join our efforts to engage a diverse network of high school students and recent graduates in a series of environmental stewardship opportunities in collaboration with other local and national associations. Special interest to work with a diverse group of youth and adults to advance racial justice in environmental education and conservation is appreciated.

Most responsibilities will support ITE’s WorldWildWeb - a worldwide digital connection of friends who seek, discover, and share the natural and cultural wonders of their home, neighborhood, and community!

Responsibilities and tasks:

* Support the creation, coordination, and maintenance of education loan kits with lesson modules for program members including youth, families, and teachers. Kit themes are youth citizen science, public lands, intersectional environmentalism, natural history interpretation, wildlife observation, Southwest Cultures, and adventure education (camping, backpacking).
* Support the communication of youth opportunities via print, online, and phone with prospective students, teachers, and parents. This may include the outreach, scheduling, and facilitation of online orientations and meetings and other educational sessions.
* Design and administer youth, teacher, and partner surveys (pre/post) to collect testimonials of experiences and use such techniques as journal entries, photos, video clips, and other
* Conduct outreach and recruitment of current and prospective youth members, parents, and current teachers and partners to secure their participation in WorldWildWeb lessons and activities.

Contact information:

Business hours of operation: M-F 9AM-5PM* 

*A majority of this position will be performed via online and remotely from the organization’s physical address.

Full Address of organization: 738 N. 5th Avenue, #101 Tucson, AZ 85705

Name of intern supervisor:

Suzanne Dhruv, director
Supervisor contact information (phone and email): (520) 861-1945 c; (520)729-8001

Semester intern is being requested: FA2020

SARSEF has filled their internship position. This opportunity is no longer available.

Educational Impact Intern

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.

We are looking for an education intern that can assist our program directors by evaluating the educational impact of SARSEF’s STEM-education outreach programs and participating in program implementation.

Intern may be asked to:

• Create assessments to evaluate the impact of programs on our various stakeholders.

• Interpret data and make suggestions to improve overall impact.

• Develop and implement curriculum for STEM outreach programs.

• Participate/lead professional teacher development to increase the efficacy of STEM instruction in their classrooms.

• Present programming to parents, teachers, or students in the chosen method of instruction (whether remote or in-person learning is being requested).

Business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Office Address: 4574 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711

*Much of this position can be accomplished remotely.*

Intern Supervisor: Julie Euber

Supervisor Contact Information: Email or phone 812-340-8663

Internship available Fall and Spring semesters

Application is closed.