Paul Lindsey Current Opportunities

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Application period was August 20-29, 2019

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

Here are our current opportunities for Lindsey internships:

Internship filled
The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson is to provide young people in our community, especially those who need us most, with a clear path to reach their full potential and pursue their dreams.

We are looking for an education intern to assist our STEM specialist in the creation and execution of our year round STEM program planning.

An intern would be asked to:

  • Aid in developing daily, weekly and monthly written STEM program schedules
  • Actively promote program participation, with a focus on recruiting, engaging and retaining military-connected youth and girls.
  • Assist with coordinating monthly STEM learning events, focused on military families.
  • Ensure programming prepares youth for success.
  • Develop, plan, and implement programs, projects and activities
  • Provide guidance and role modeling to members
  • Ensure quality improvement by monitoring and evaluating program achievement against target goals
  • Aid with engaging volunteer STEM experts, e.g. Raytheon employees
  • Recommend modifications that respond to member needs and interests
  • Ensure a productive environment, maintaining an inventory of all program equipment and supplies.
  • Recommend requisitions, as necessary
  • Provide a healthy and safe club environment and contribute to the creation of a club climate that is optimal for youth development.
  • Provide leadership, direction and problem-solving in regards to guidance services for club members.
  • Aid in the planning and execution of promotion and outreach activities and events at local schools.
  • Assist in other club areas as needed.

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3-8; Wednesday: 1-6

Location: Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse, 2585 E 36th St, Tucson 85713
Name of intern supervisor: Nikieia Johnson, Holmes Tuttle Clubhouse Director, Nikieia Johnson

Tucson INSPIRING CONNECTIONS OUTDOORS (ICO) is seeking a graduate student intern. ICO is a community outreach program that provides opportunities for urban youth and adults to explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. ICO is dedicated to providing 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 volunteer leaders who organize a variety of outdoor adventures, including hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding and service-learning for people of all ages and abilities. Through these outings, participants are introduced to the wilderness, the Sierra Club and its values, and how to tread lightly by using Leave No Trace ethics.

ICO operates with volunteer leaders who collaborate with selected elementary, middle, and high schools as well as refugee organizations to serve youth in the Tucson area. Our youth range in age from 8 to 20, and represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. ICO provides food, transportation and leaders trained in first-aid, CPR, environmental education and youth leadership.

Primary Intern Functions:

  •   Spearhead imaginative fundraisers
  •    Discover and apply for suitable grants
  •    Design recruiting strategies to increase youth/teacher participation and increase our team of partner agencies
  •   Design recruiting strategies to increase our team of ICO volunteers and trip leaders
  •   Participate in at least two outings over the semester
  •   Attend monthly meetings and assist with transcribing meeting sessions

                 Secondary Intern Functions: 

  •     Assist ICO chair with club administrative duties
  •     Help manage equipment and gear inventory
  •     Help manage ICO’s Facebook and Instagram page (updating trip pictures and information)
  •     Help manage ICO’s website
  •     Help manage trip outing schedule (Oct to May)

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Business Hours: some flexibility- Outings are mostly on weekends.
Monthly ICO meetings: 6:30-8:30 pm - second Tuesday of every month (mandatory attendance)
Meeting Location: UA College of Education Room 314 (1430 N. 2nd Street)
Sierra Club Website
Name of intern supervisor: Kyle Kacerek, ICO Chair, (520) 878-7191

Internship filled
The Tucson branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is seeking a graduate-level intern to assist with multiple projects.
Intern duties to include:

  • Manage Start Smart* sessions – 1 fall and 1 spring semester for graduate students. This includes announcement, 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.
  • 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 with an accomplished businesswoman whose background includes industry, academic, and the not for profit world.  Her most recent venture is training workshop leaders all over the globe to lead a new transformational leadership education program called You as a Global Leader.  This is an opportunity for the intern to learn new leadership skills and to make an impact in the community. An interest in Ed Tech and data analysis would be an asset.

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
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 as required. In-person workshop to be held on the UA campus.
AAUW Website
Name of intern supervisor: Linda Alepin, President

*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.

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest’s (LSS-SW) Refugee Resettlement division is seeking an intern to support the K-12 Refugee Education and the Refugee Youth Mentorship programs. We work in collaboration with local resettlement agencies, school districts, and community organizations to help support the academic needs of refugee students from kindergarten through college, as well as young adults entering the workforce.

This graduate level position would include one or the other of the following list of duties, dependant on the the skills and academic focus of the intern:

            Path 1: Behavioral Health Support-  Integrate behavioral health supports into refugee high school tutoring program.
Students who have experienced trauma, whether first or secondhand, bring an extra layer of complexity to their school experience. The intern will act as a resource for students experiencing issues that affect their ability to perform effectively in an academic environment.

  • Assess the needs of students and overall climate of tutoring program through informal interactions and observation.
  • Design and implement initiatives to meet observed and reported needs.
  • Provide one-on-one and small group guidance to assist students in their educational journey. Support students’ social skills and relationship building. 
  • Connect students to relevant community resources when navigating issues such as relationships, family dynamics, mental health, self-confidence, etc. 

An ideal candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills with staff, volunteers, and students. Consistent and reliable access to transportation is required. The program is hosted at Catalina High School on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30pm and Wednesdays from 2:30-5:30pm.


            Path 2:  Refugee Youth Mentorship Program-Design program elements for newly-awarded grant for refugee youth mentorship
Refugees in the Tucson community have big plans for their futures and bring a wealth of experience to the table. This program pairs refugees with mentors who help guide their efforts towards realizing their goals in education and vocational advancement.  We are looking for an intern to join our team in the research and design of this new program Responabilities would include:

  • Mentor a small group of refugees with the dual goal of serving clients and collecting data to later make recommendations for improving program structure.
  • Design materials for mentor training that focuses on cultural awareness, healthy boundaries, and successful mentoring techniques.

Hours for this position are flexible – office hours are 8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Office Location: 1214 N. Norris Ave. 
Program Location: Catalina High School, 3645 E. Pima
Name of intern supervisor: Emily Macaluso, Program Coordinator, (520) 891-7821

Internship filled
CommunityShare is an education initiative dedicated to engaging our community in active and meaningful ways through “real-world” learning opportunities with K-12 educators and students. CommunityShare features an online platform that connects K-12 teachers in Tucson with local community partners who are excited to share their passion, expertise and career experiences with students in the classroom. 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 a 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 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:

  • Take audio/video recordings and photographs to document the practice of CommunityShare teacher fellows (within a teacher professional learning community and classroom context) and transcribing audio recordings to assist teachers in developing their own practice
  • Assist CommunityShare staff in organizing events that support teacher professional development and community engagement
  • Conduct outreach within the UA and broader Tucson community to recruit community partners to work with teachers and students
  • Use social media and other strategies to communicate CommunityShare’s work and stories

Additional activities may include:

  • Document stories of CommunityShare’s impact in schools through photography and/or video
  • Assist staff in refining evaluation stools and tracking the impact of our work on students, teachers and community partners
  • Assist staff in updating CommunityShare’s website 

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

An ideal candidate will have

  • Experience with media documentation: audio, video and/or photography
  • Savvy using social media to increase engagement
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Proactive worker who takes initiative and can work independently and in a team environment
  • 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 a school setting a plus
  • Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle is required

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Business Hours: Flexible
Location: CommunityShare does not have a central office; we meet the intern at a designated location on the UA campus.
Community Share Website -We encourage potential applicants to watch the brief video on our home page.
Name of intern supervisor: Josh Schachter, Founder & Director

Internship filled

The Cooper Center (Camp Cooper) is an educational partnership between UA College of Education and Tucson Unified School District. Outdoor environmental teaching positions include working with K-8 students from Southern Arizona schools and UA students 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 in outdoor settings with elementary school children (program training provided).
  • Collaborate with full-time Cooper Center staff in program-related tasks including planning, setup, and facilitation
  • Assist with field experience logistics including group arrivals and departures and managing students and adults during trips.

The student selected for this internship will gain valuable experience in science education and environmental learning, providing key opportunities for children to be hands-on with the natural world. They should have a passion for education and being outdoors, a positive attitude and ability to work well with others, and a desire to learn and contribute quickly. 

The Cooper Center is located approximately 20 minutes west of the main UA campus in the Tucson Mountains. Interns would need to have transportation to the site or be willing to participate in carpooling or biking to the facility.

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Business Hours: Schedule is mainly Monday through Friday, mornings and/or afternoons with some weekend events. Hours of instruction are flexible.
Location: 5403 W. Trails End Road, 85745
Cooper Center for Environmental Learning Website
Name of intern supervisor: Colin Waite, Director, (520) 626-1825

Internship filled

Paulo Freire Freedom School-University Paulo Freire Freedom School-University is a small public charter middle school serving 78 students in grades 6-8. Using both social justice and environmental justice as a lens, we use project-based learning, universal design for learning, and a variety of differentiated supports in order to provide opportunities for all students to be successful.

A keystone of our community is the advisory program.  Six advisors each have thirteen students representing all three grade levels in their advisory.  The goal of the advisory is to create a small, safe, engaged community where students are supported academically, socially, and emotionally. 

For this graduate position, we are looking for an intern to design and create curriculum that we will use in our advisories.

Duties may include:

(Path 1)

  •     Design methodologies for collecting and tracking student data around Social Emotional Learning
  •     Develop Anti-racist, Social Justice, and Culturally Sustaining curriculum for implementation into school advisories and core classes.
  •     Design and integrate restorative justice lessons and practices into school advisories
  •     Develop and integrate additional reflection activities for personal and academic growth


(Path 2)

  •    Provide one on one and small group guidance counseling with students
  •    Design groups sessions for students around health and wellness issues, including stress, body image, sleep, and social media
  •    Develop a resource guidebook for students and families around mental health and wellness
  •    Provide social skills and relationship building coaching to students

Responsibilities to match the skills and passions of the candidate.

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Business Hours: PFFSU is open from 8:00 – 5:00 Monday - Friday.  Flexibility within these hours but an expectation the intern will be available from 2:30 - 3:30 at least two days a week. 
Location:  300 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705
Paulo Freire Freedom School Website
Name of intern supervisor: Chad Blair, Principal

Internship filled

Imago Dei Middle School is a private, tuition-free middle school located in the heart of downtown Tucson.  We serve only low-income families throughout Tucson as we work toward our mission of breaking cycles of poverty through education. In order to help our scholars and their families combat the consequences of generational poverty, we offer an extended day (ten hours) and Saturday School during our 11-month academic year. In addition to more time in school, Imago Dei also offers a comprehensive college and career readiness program referred to as the Graduate Support Program (GSP). In their GSP classes, scholars acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure their success in high school, college, and the professional world beyond education.

A graduate-level education intern would assist Imago Dei Middle School’s Graduate Support Program Coordinators to develop a career research and interest assessment curriculum, culminating in an activity that would bring in professionals from the Tucson community to share their experiences with our scholars (i.e. a career fair, shadow day, demonstration, etc.).

Duties include:

  • Develop and integrate career research and assessment curriculum
  • Connect with local agencies, businesses, and other professionals
  • Communicate with partners to orchestrate a culminating activity
  • Develop and implement an assessment to determine the success of the program

By way of example, and certainly not limitation, community partnerships are comprised of organizations, agencies, and businesses in the arts, STEAM, recreation, and education fields, among others.
Current partnerships include the Tucson Museum of Art,  Sonoran Glass School,  Parks in Focus, Intuit, Refkin Tennis Center, Biosphere II, and the Tucson Girls Chorus. 

Semester for requested intern: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
Business Hours: M-F  7:30 – 5:30; Saturday  9:00 – 12:00
Location:  55 N. 6th Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701
Imago Dei Middle School Website
Name of intern supervisor: Jacob Brainerd, (520) 882-4008