All Ironwood Tree Experience programs and projects incorporate one or more “Spheres of Stewardship”. The Spheres are: Conservation & Restoration, Eco Economics, Environmental Education, and Sustainable Community Development.
Sphere of Stewardship – Sustainable Community Development
Internship Program Description: Ironwood Tree Experience interns work with the Arizona School for Deaf and Blind (ASDB), National Park Service, and other community stakeholders to develop an interactive educational exhibit along the historic Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. This project will establish an educational connection with students at the ASDB and reinforce the public’s awareness of the Anza Trail. Internship includes an overnight camping trip, training in project management, interpretation presentations, history and culture, and ecological principles.
Internship Dates: October 3 – December 3 ( 2-months)
Qualifications: Applicants must be a HS student and include 1 teacher reference ● availability 1-2 days after school each week (see tentative schedule below) and 1 full weekend + 2 Saturday meetings ● have an adventurous spirit and be excited to learn, conduct research, and collaborate with other teens and adults.
Intern Benefits: ● ITE Youth Action Corps membership ● Class credit available (with teacher approval) ● $100 stipend with full participation and attendance ● build a resume and portfolio of skills useful for future jobs and scholarship opportunities.