Events, Opportunities, Internships, Classes

For general resources and opportunities, including standing internships offered every semester, go HERE

For calls for undergraduate papers, go HERE


If you haven’t already signed up for the Edge Internship Readiness Program, you still have a few days before registration closes!  Signups will close at 12pm (noon) on Monday, January 29th.  Remember: the sooner you create a plan of action, the sooner you can pursue your purpose.


The Edge Internship Readiness Program is designed to help you stay on track with your application processes.  You'll participate in activities & discussions that will help you become better prepared. Along with the opportunity to gain insight from an employer, you will learn more about effective goals, resumes, cover letters, how/where to search, and the interview process.


Where and when can I get my EDGE?  Register for FREE today!

All sessions are held in Student Engagement & Career Development, Suite 411 located on the 4th floor of the Student Union Memorial Center.


·       Tuesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm Register on Handshake!


·       Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm (STEM Focus)            

(Note: you don’t have to be going into a STEM field to attend this session)

Register on Handshake!


·       Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm Register on Handshake!

For more information, contact Chris Rosales at


Are you passionate about environmental sustainability, improving communities, and creating change?

If so, you may be interested in our 2018 Design Thinking Challenge - Accelerating Change: From Consuming to Conserving. The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness of energy consumption on campus and propose ideas to change the status quo. On a campus as large as ours, this sounds like a good idea, right?

The Spring 2018 Challenge- Accelerating Change: From Consuming to Conserving
1. You don’t have to participate in this challenge alone. You will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team of your peers to propose innovative solutions using the design thinking process. You can bring your own team or join a team when you register.

2. Each team works with a mentor to support them in creative problem-solving, including pitching ideas to clients, judges, and potential employers, creating and testing prototypes.

3. Teams will compete for cash prizes and the opportunity to see their ideas implemented. 

4. There is no cost to participate. All majors are welcome. 

Why participate in the Challenge?
Most employers want to see a college graduate who has experience working on a team and solving complex problems. This Design Thinking Challenge will give you an opportunity to learn and practice these essential skills and apply them to creating change around energy consumption on our campus. 

Upon completion, you will earn an engaged learning notation on your academic transcript to highlight in your resume. 

For more information + Sign up:  

Questions? Go to or email Devon Thomas 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Report from Iarqi Kurdistan at a Historic Turning Point
My name is Christina Lacey and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Persona Magazine: the University of Arizona's Undergraduate Magazine for Literature and the Art. I am writing to encourage students from all majors to consider joining our staff for the Spring semester.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the university's literary and arts scene regardless of your area of study. Persona is an annual magazine publication exclusively featuring student writing and artwork. We are looking to recruit new members who can commit to making this year's issue great by reviewing student submissions. Course credit (English 393) is offered for anyone who can commit to club responsibilities. Anyone is welcome to join, and no background experience is required. For more information, simply join us at our weekly meetings every Monday at 7:00 pm in Modern Languages 503. 

Additionally, anyone who is a current student is encouraged to submit their own art or writing to and it will be thoroughly considered for publication in our 40th issue. More information can be found at

Please feel free to forward this to any friends who may be interested. Questions about submissions or joining the club can be sent to Christina Lacey at clacey@email.arizona.eduThank you for your help!

Join the Eller Sports Management Program in Paris and Barcelona this Summer!

Come learn about the sports management industry  and be exposed to the unique culture and economy of Paris and Barcelona.


Earn nine units of UA Eller Upper division credits (These credits apply directly to your minor or certificate in Sports Management):


  • MGMT 355 Sports Marketing Management
  • MGMT 356 Sports Communication 
  • MGMT 357 Life Cycle of Elite Athletes

Mark your calendars and join us for the information session on Tuesday, January 30that 5:00Pm in McClelland Hall Room 201B.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor is open to University of Arizona undergraduate students in all fields of study outside of the Eller College of Management.

In today's economy, professionals in all fields of study are expected to be innovative and entrepreneurial. The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship’s new minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will equip undergraduate students from across the University of Arizona with the practical skills, innovative mindset and real-world experience necessary to be competitive in their field of choice. With courses on high-demand topics, such as entrepreneurship, social innovation, new venture development, and more, students can enhance their degree by learning to apply principles of entrepreneurship and innovation in their future career.

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor will benefit students who aspire to: 

  • Impress employers with their practical skills and innovative mindset
  • Be creative problem solvers who drive positive change in communities or organizations  
  • Augment technical abilities with effective communication skills and business insight
  • Diversify their education and develop career resilience
  • Be their own boss and build the future they imagine


Yes! It’s  time to recruit for the UROC summer research program. The deadline is Feb. 1, and students have plenty of time to submit an application. We accept all majors, so keep referring your fantastic students to this impactful and rigorous research and graduate school preparation program. Benefits include:
o   Financial benefits: $4000 stipend, 6 units of academic credits paid by the program, GRE prep class (students pay for the GRE test)
o    GRE Preparation:  GRE classes, on-site GRE registration and on-site testing
o    Professional Development:  public speaking workshops, grad admissions/funding seminar
o    Eligibility: underrepresented students with a sincere interest in graduate school. We are not a good fit for students interested in professional programs such as law and medicine
Thank you for posting this announcement and for taking time to encourage advisees to apply. If you have questions or have a terrific student in mind, please email me directly as we look forward to faculty and staff referrals.
Best wishes for a healthy and rewarding year!


For ALL Majors:
Our Study Abroad Classes:
These Study Abroad programs offer an amazing opportunity to visit some of the least-visited places on the planet. Whereas many travel abroad experiences involve looking through a tour bus window, we offer a more intimate look at the cultures and natural history of Australia, Ecuador, and Namibia. Students participate in actual research related to conservation and environmental science, and these classes fulfill course requirements for a variety of majors. They can also be applied to obtain an undergraduate certificate in International Environmental Conservation. Honors credit is available on each program and all satisfy the Environmental Science degree capstone requirement.
Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology Multi-city, Namibia | Program Type: UA Faculty-led | Term: Summer | 6 Units, Minimum GPA: 2.5
This program provides an opportunity to conduct hands-on field research while learning about different ecosystems, their conservation status and management options in southern Africa. Students experience Namibia’s extraordinary natural beauty by visiting field research stations, reserves, national parks and conservation organizations.
SWES 495/595F: Desert Ecology and Conservation Biology in Namibia
Environmental Conservation in Australia Multi-city, Australia | Program Type: UA Faculty-led | Term: Summer | 6 Units, Minimum GPA: 2.5
Learn about environmental science in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, working with the Aboriginal people as well as government and private conservation services, while participating in ongoing environmental monitoring programs and ecological research.
Amazon Rainforest Conservation Biology Quito, Ecuador | Program Type: UA Faculty-led | Term: Winter | 3 Units, Minimum GPA: 2.5
Spend winter break in the Amazon rainforest exploring one of the world’s most biodiverse regions while earning three credits of Environmental Sciences. You will stay in an Ecuadorian field station hosted by the local Huaorani tribe and contribute to biodiversity and conservation research.
SWES 495F/595F: Amazon Rainforest Conservation Biology in Ecuador
All Courses offer direct UA credit!
International Environmental Conservation Undergraduate Certificate
This UA-sanctioned program allows you to develop international experience in field settings related to conservation biology and environmental conservation, and can be added to your transcripts and resume. It emphasizes:
--Cultural immersion
--Experiential learning
--Student engagement outside of the classroom
--Field experiences in remote international settings
--Hands-on learning while participating in international conservation
It requires 12 units of coursework that can also be used to satisfy Major or Minor requirements, including participation in one or more of our Study Abroad classes, and 3 – 6 units of course work related to environmental science and natural resources. 
For more information contact:
Dr. Hans-Werner Herrmann, Associate Research Scientist, Wildlife Conservation and Management, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Dr. Thomas Wilson, Associate Professor of Practice, Honors College and the Department of Soil, Water & Environmental Science.


Campus Health is recruiting students to join the dynamic, stress-relieving team known as Stressbusters.


UA Stressbusters are part of a national program active at Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, NAU & other schools. Trained volunteers are sent out to provide free five-minute backrubs and wellness info to students and staff at campus events, residence halls, meetings, and wherever else the stressed are gathered.

Stressbusters have fun together and enjoy helping others. There is an on-line application and short (group) interview in order to join. The time commitment is just 5-10 hours per semester. A one-time required training will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 11am-4pm. Lunch and laughs will be provided.  All interested UA students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to apply.

What's in it for you?  Make some new friends, learn effective backrub and other stress reduction techniques, gain marketable customer service and communication skills, acquire experience working on a popular health initiative, and make a positive impact on people's days!

For more information simply visit for more details and a stress-free application. Space is limited and the application deadline is January 30th.  Questions?  Call 520.621.4967 or


I hope you all will be able to join us for an exciting talk entitled: Ibn Khaldun: How a 14th century Arab writer can help us decode the chaos in today’s Middle East and North Africa! It will be held in Marshall 490 on January 31st, at 1:15 PM

Details in the Attached Flyer


Going Up the Stairs CMES Movie: Wed Feb. 7th at 7:00 p.m.


The Conflict Conscious Communicator: Strategies for Success in the Workplace and Beyond

Caitlan Hendrickson Ombuds Program Director, Office of Academic Affairs University of Arizona

We face opportunities for conflict, misunderstanding, miscommunication, and other interpersonal challenges on a daily basis, and these challenges can have serious impacts on workplace climate, job satisfaction, and career progression, as well as on our individual, departmental, and organizational health. This session aims to advance your knowledge, confidence, and competence in effectively engaging conflict and other difficulties.
Friday, January 26th, 2018 2-4pm, Marshall 490


The Pre-Health Professions Advising Center has a number of events coming up—this is the first of several over the next few weeks and we will update you as the dates loom large.  Our annual

Personal Statement Boot Camp will begin on January 21 (THIS SUNDAY, Part 1 3-5 PM in Mod Lang 410)

with the second part offered on Feb. 11 in Bear Down Gym. 

Registration for Part 1 is open and we encourage all pre-health students considering applying this summer to attend and learn about this challenging task. 

Here is the link to instructions for registering. 

If students encounter difficulty with registration, they should email directly, please!


What is World Literature Teaching in 2018?
Time: Friday, January 19, at 5:00
Location: Cesar Chavez Building, Room 110
David Gramling, Associate Professor, UA German Studies Department
Since Goethe and Marx in the 19th century, people have been thinking about what it would mean to have, read, write, and teach “world literature.” Whose world and what kind of world counts? Whose language, style, ideas, and truths? Ori-ented toward the experiences of working educators, this talk shares the process and endeavor of building a new course on world literature in 2018. How is the idea, the ideal, and the practicability of world literature changing before our very eyes? How can we engage with it responsibly? What are the limitations of any ed-ucational endeavor that seeks to countenance “the world” in a digital, global age? How are these questions indicative of some of the paradigmatic challenges edu-cators face in Arizona today?


Sponsors: The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, and Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literature


Join UA Girl Up and She's the First for our beginning of semester mixer!

January 18th at 7-9 p.m in Women's Resources Center 4th Floor of the Student Union.

Join us to eat food, play board games and watch Wonder Woman!



Call for Pre-Health Professions Student Volunteers for 2018 Health Professions Expo

The University of Arizona Pre-Health Professions Advising Center is looking for 50 student volunteers to assist with the 2018 Health Professions Expo scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2018

We are asking a minimum of a 2-hour commitment. Note: Dean Excuses will be provided for students who qualify.


•             Establish networking contacts with Health Professions Admissions Representatives

•             Use your leadership and communication skills

•             Enhance your résumé

•             Share information about your club/organization

•             Receive an event scrub

If you are interested, you MUST attend a Mandatory Orientation (Choose 1)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 7 pm – 8 pm, Chavez 400

Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6 pm – 7 pm, Chavez 301

If you have questions, contact 2017-2018 Pre-Health Ambassadors

Nicole Javier  Brenda Valencia Or Josie Gin Morgan at 621-7763 or email



Are you interested in doing biologically-related research this summer? Apply to UBRP!

UA’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) provides opportunities for UA students to participate in a paid, mentored, summer research program involving inquiry, design, investigation, research, scholarship, discovery, and the presentation of experimental results.  UBRP students work full time (35 hours/week) for a minimum of 12 weeks during the summer, participate in professional development meetings on Wednesday afternoons, and can network with other UBRP students through educational and social field trips and activities. To learn more and to apply, please visit Applications are due on February 1, 2018 at 5:00pm. 

Want to see what UBRP students really do?  Come to the 29th Annual UBRP Conference on Saturday, January 20, 2018!

The 29th Annual UBRP Conference will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at the Environment and Natural Resources 2 Building (1064 E. Lowell Street) on the UA campus! Free parking is available in the Sixth Street Garage, and this event is free and open to the public.

The Conference agenda is as follows: 


  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Opening Reception. Chat with UBRP students about their research, life in college, and what UBRP is like. There will also be hands-on science activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy!
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: Keynote Talk. This year’s keynote talk, “Shedding (Green) Light on Alternative Pain Management,” will be given by Dr. Mohab Ibrahim, UBRP alumnus and faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • 2:00 - 4:30pm: Student Poster Sessions. Is boldness in black widow spiders a heritable trait?  What does the literature tell us about factors to consider before getting a tattoo?  How does urbanization, growing population, and drought conditions affect surface waters and how can wastewater effluents be treated to ensure a safe water supply? Approximately 120 students will be presenting their work on these topics and more.
  • 4:30 – 5:00pm: Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks.

Apply to UBRP




When you have confidence in yourself and your goals, nothing can stand in your way. The best way to gain that confidence?  Join EDGE, a free internship readiness program that empowers you to articulate your goals and then go after them by creating a plan of action. The sooner you create one, the sooner you can pursue your purpose.

What kind of EDGE will I get?

  • A career plan: it’s never too early to start on a path to where you want to go.
  • A quality resume: it’ll look good and tell the right story.
  • Search skills: you’ll know where to look to find what you want.
  • A new confidence: you’ll be ready to ace any and every interview.
  • A great first impression: you’ll meet and greet like a boss.

What will I need to do to get an EDGE?

  • From January 30 – March 14, attend each week and complete activities as assigned.
  • Participate in workshops to learn critical skills and you’ll be indispensable in the workplace.
  • Master the tools essential to internship-seekers, such as resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills.
  • Network with top UA recruiters and Edge Sponsors.
  • Gain advice and support from leadership and career development professionals.

Where and When can I get my EDGE?

All sessions are held in Student Engagement & Career Development, Suite 411 located on the 4th floor of the Student Union Memorial Center.

Register for FREE today! Tuesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm  Register on Handshake!

Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm (STEM Focus Note: you don’t have to be going into a STEM field to attend this session)   Register on Handshake!   

Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm   Register on Handshake!

For more information, contact Chris Rosales at



CMES Series: Diverse Perspectives on Turkish Society
Social Work Practices for Syrian Migrant Children and Adolescents under Temporary Protection in Turkey
The Impact of Culture Phenomenon in the Shaping of Behavior of Turkish Foreign Policy
Murat Bayar
Lecturer, International Relations, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey
Discussant: Brian Silverstein, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UA
Friday, January 19th, 2018    2-4pm, Marshall 479


Spring 2018
PLG 408/508 - Planning for Urban Resilience
Instructor: Ladd Keith
Tuesdays | 10am-12:30pm Architecture Building, Triangle East - Room A304Y
Cities are on the frontlines of climate change as the built environment is
impacted by increasing sea level rise, fl oods, drought, wildfi res and urban heat.
This course explores the challenges and opportunities of planning and designing the built environment
for climate adaptation and resilience. Urban resilience is the capacity of cities and their interconnected
systems to survive, adapt, and thrive no matter what chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.
Students will learn a range of climate impacts on the built environment, examine diff erent planning
and design strategies to increase urban resilience, and explore real world case studies of cities planning
for urban resilience. Urban resilience will be considered through a variety of planning and design
scales – buildings, landscapes, neighborhoods, cities, and regions. This course emphasizes inclusive
planning processes that engage the most vulnerable populations to climate impacts. Guest lectures from
researchers and practitioners will also be featured to share their professional experiences in connecting
climate science to planning and design eff orts.
Course Objectives and Expected Learning Outcomes
After completing the course requirements, students should be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the range of climate impacts on the built environment.
• Critically analyze planning and design strategies to increase resilience based on current and
projected climate risks.
• Develop an inclusive urban resilience planning process.
In addition to the above learning outcomes, graduate students should be able to:
• Develop research skills by writing an original research proposal, conducting a literature review,
fi nding and analyzing the appropriate data, and summarizing results with recommendations.
• Demonstrate professional presentation skills with a focus on both verbal and visual presentation techniques.


The Elder Rehab program at the Tucson Jewish Community Center

We have openings for 12 interns or volunteers for the spring 2018 semester.
Elder Rehab is a program that provides physical exercise and memory- and language-stimulation activities to memory-challenged senior adults. Each senior participant is matched with a UA intern or volunteer who supervises their assigned partner in 20 2-hour  one-to-one sessions per semester. Hours are arranged between the student and caregiver of the assigned partner. Interns can easily fulfill the 45 hours required for one credit. Typically, with training and two social events per semester, students will accrue up to 50 hours.  One open book quiz on an assigned reading, plus an end-of-semester report culled from weekly reports of partner progress are also required. Current CPR certification is required by the start of the program which will begin the week of January 22.  Applicants are selected on a first come, first served basis, with preference given to graduating seniors and students who commit to two semesters.



Teach new Wildcats how to Bear Down and apply to become an Orientation and Welcome Leader!


LGBTQ Affairs is hiring two student positions as a Front Desk Student Assistant

Must be Work-Study Eligible to apply. Application HERE.


Dear Wildcat!

Project SOAR would love for you to join our class this Spring 2018.  This 2-unit course meets one day per week on campus and then you mentor at a local middle school one time per week!  Enroll with your friends and mentor at the same school!!
Enroll in HED 397B and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!  This 2-unit course qualifies for the 100% Engagement Designation on your transcript.

Please view this link for a short video made by one of our SOAR Mentors:
The Philosophy Department at the University of Windsor is Proud to Announce the 12th Annual “Critical Reflections: An Undergraduate Philosophy Conference”
All undergraduate students interested in participating are invited to submit a 250-400 word abstract for a 10-12 page paper (suitable for a 20 minute presentation). Presentations will be followed by a 10 minute question and answer period. Submissions from any area of philosophy are welcome. This is a great chance for undergraduate students interested in philosophical issues to gain experience showcasing their work and engaging with their peers. “Critical Reflections” will be held in the McPherson Lounge of Alumni Hall at the University of Windsor on Friday March 9th, 2018. The deadline for
submissions is January 31st, 2018. Notice of acceptance can be expected within a few days after the deadline. Abstracts will be chosen through blind review. All submissions should be entered through our conference website:  (Click “Submit Abstract”).
The conference website will be used to receive both undergraduate and graduate abstracts. For convenience, please indicate that you are an undergraduate student
when submitting your abstract. For inquiries, please visit the conference website, or contact: For technical support, please contact:
Some funding may be available for assisting students with accommodation costs. There will be a Keynote Address following the Conference. The keynote speaker will be announced at a later date.


Dianoia, Boston College’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, is currently accepting submissions -- until January 25, 2018 -- for its Spring issue.

Dianoia is looking for thoughtful and original papers on any topic pertaining to philosophy.  The mission of our journal is to foster open, interdisciplinary philosophical discussion and writing among undergraduate students at institutions across the country.  Important Guidelines:  While we have no maximum or minimum page length, we do request that all submissions comply with Chicago Style citations (footnotes and a complete Bibliography), and that submissions are accessible to an undergraduate audience.  Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.  Double submissions are allowed, but we do not accept works that have been published elsewhere. Please email submissions to: (Please include your name, paper title, and university in the submission e-mail, but exclude any identifying information from the document.) We encourage you to browse our website for past editions of Dianoia as well as for other important information pertaining to our journal. Website


Internship Positions:  Presidio San Agustin:  Day at the Fort (potential 1-6 units of credit)

Presidio San Agustin is the recreation of the fort that was the beginning of the City of Tucson.          Interns will support the recreation of the living history museum for 4th grade students known as     “Friday at the Fort”.  Interns will receive training and participate in several Friday experiences throughout the semester.  Each Friday at the Fort begins at 8:00am for set up and interns will remain until 2:00pm for cleanup. During the Friday at the Fort Experience, interns will be paired with a docent to work with students to teach skills such as spinning wool, marching, grinding corn, making beads, calligraphy, chores (washing clothes on a rock, planting seeds…), playing games etc. In addition to the skills that to be gained working with the students, interns will also have opportunities’ in:

·Planning ·Organization ·Time management ·Recruitment ·Communication ·Materials management ·Recruiting and keeping volunteers ·Group organization and management · Learning theory ·Management of paperwork · Instructional preparation

If interns are interested, there are additional opportunities within the museum as tour guides, display curators and preservationists, and program presenters once they have successfully completed this initial internship. In addition to the training and experience, interns will receive lunch from Subway, and streetcar fare, or parking validation for one of the public works garages. For more information contact:


Pride Alliance Intern Applications

A very exciting time of the year has come!! Pride Alliance is looking for interns for this upcoming Spring semester! If you want to learn more about the internship and what the expectations are for interns, please read the application here. Feel free to contact the Pride Alliance co-directors or our internship coordinator Deanna Lewis (our contact can be found at this link) with any questions you may have!


We’re writing to share word with you about the Costa Rica Climate Justice Study Abroad Program--and to wish you a joyful semester.

In a time of great environmental, social, and political change, it is seemingly more important than ever before to foster meaningful dialogue around what community resiliency is and looks like, including the need for climate justice. Helping to build strong community by learning what the far-reaching effects on various populations are and will be, is critical to the path of a more sustainably and just world.

Launched in May 2016, the program brings together a multitude of environmental and climate justice leaders around Tucson and Costa Rica. Farmers, biologists, indigenous peoples, students, community advocates (young and wise), and others, will share their stories and help bring together the character skills required for cross-sector movement building as our climate quickly shifts. Consequently, the curriculum is crafted around community-based work, engaging with literature regarding the movement of climate justice, and hearing the stories from leaders who are actively bringing environmental justice to light.

Given that the issues the program focuses on are highly interdisciplinary, we are encouraging students from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds to apply, not only those who are in environmental disciplines. The program offers six units of undergraduate and graduate credit and is supported by multiple community partners in Arizona and Costa Rica, including the UA Hispanic Center of Excellence, Office of Study Abroad, and School of Natural Resources and the Environment. See the webpage and attached flier for more information, or contact Madeline Kiser:  Scholarships are available!


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson is looking for Spring interns! If your students are interested in assisting the Tucson refugee community, please inform them of the following positions:

Students can apply on our website.

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers and interns to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities.

Why intern at the IRC? Internships at the International Rescue Committee in Tucson provide college students and recent graduates with opportunities to gain professional experiences and exposure to different fields. Interns learn to work in a multi-cultural environment, build professional networks within the community and cultivate adaptability and creativity in a dynamic world.

Check out what our current interns had to say about working here:

  • “I chose to work with the IRC because I really believe in the work that they do. I started as a family mentor in 2014, which I loved. In the past year or so, however, it’s become even more important to me to be active in the causes I care about and to consciously participate in making the Tucson community a more welcoming and socially just place. I really love it here and am constantly touched by the beauty and depth of culture that our refugee communities have worked so hard to carry with them and grow anew in Tucson.” – Rachel DeLozier, Intensive Case Management Intern
  • “About one month ago, I was taking one of our clients to a primary care follow-up appointment, a middle-aged blind woman from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who spoke very little English. She had been in the US for a little while and came with her brother, but being a blind refugee in a new country trying to adapt to a new society, language, and navigate getting care...I can't even imagine the difficulties. We had her PCP appointment [and] made sure she knew her care plan. Then, when walking out of the physician office as I'm holding her hand to guide her, she squeezed my hand three times and said, "God bless you. God bless you." At that moment, I realized why I do this. Her and most of our clients are so grateful for our assistance ensuring their health...I'm just happy to have the opportunity to assist and meet such great people.” – Jason Hyman, Health and Medical Advocacy Intern
  • “I chose to intern here because I wanted to get involved with a non-profit. Then when I heard about the travel ban, I was so mad and upset, and wanted to do something. Everyone was at the airport and protesting, but I wasn’t in Phoenix so I couldn’t go. I was trying to think of something else I could do and then I started looking at organizations, and this [the IRC] was one that stood out to me.” – Rayna Cazares, Health and Medical Advocacy Intern

Read about our current interns and their experiences at the International Rescue Committee! If you are interested in becoming one of the IRC’s Spring Interns, please apply on our website!


The Institute of the Environment's Green Guides website hosts everything green and sustainability-related on the UA campus in one place.  If you are interested in environment-related opportunities on and off campus, please visit the Green Guides. There is a broad range of opportunities, from sciences to the arts.

We posted a list of "green" courses offered in Spring 2018. This list compiles nearly 500 environment-related courses from all subjects offered on campus. E-mail:  Website:



Do your students enjoy exploring new topics about space?

The Teen Astronomy Café program is an out-of-school program that offers high school students opportunities to interact with scientists who work at the forefront of astronomy. 

Description: Students explore the birth and death of stars, killer asteroids, the structure of the universe, gravitational waves, dark energy, dark matter, colliding galaxies and more. A hands-on activity related to the short presentation will follow as part of the Teen Astronomy Cafés experience — either a state-of-the-art computer lab activity, a movie, a deeper discussion, or an exploration of the topic with a 3-D printer or an Oculus Rift™. The students will use the actual computer programs and data that the scientists use!

The Teen Astronomy Cafés are open to all high school students at no cost. They are hosted by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

Dates and Topics: The first Saturday mornings of the month from October through May (except for January):

Oct. 7, 2017    Looking through Gravitational Lenses

Nov. 4, 2017    Life and Death of Stars

Dec. 2, 2017    Our Vast Universe

Feb. 3, 2018    Killer Asteroids

Mar. 3, 2018    Island Universes

Apr. 7, 2018    Galactic Archaeology: From Little to Big

May 5, 2018    Our Galactic Neighborhood

Times: 9:30am until noon

Location: In room 27 of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory at 950 N. Cherry Ave in Tucson on the University of Arizona campus.

Please register for any astronomy café of interest: (under “Join Us!”)

More information about the talks and downloadable posters at:

Posters for TUSD, Sunnyside, Sahuarita, Flowing Wells and Amphi have been approved by those districts and are downloadable from the website.

Have questions? Contact: Connie Walker, Co-Director at or 520-318-8535 or Elliot Kisiel, Lead Student, at

We look forward to seeing you at the




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