Interactive Community Design Internship – Fall 2017

Interactive Community Design Internship – Fall 2017

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

Please join us for the Interactive Community Design Internship presentation this Saturday, December 2, from 10AM – noon. 

The youth led presentations will be located outside on Santa Cruz River Park on the west bank of the Santa Cruz River just north of Speedway. If driving, please park in the Arizona School for Deaf and Blind (ASDB) parking lot and follow the sidewalk east along Speedway approximately 100m to the Park. See the map below. ASDB address is 1200 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745.


Internship Program Description: Ironwood Tree Experience interns work with the Arizona School for Deaf and Blind (ASDB), National Park Service, Anza Society, 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 training in project management, interpretation presentations, history and culture, and ecological principles.

Internship Dates: October 3 – December 2

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.

Interns Hard at Work!

  • Working on an interpretive kit

  • First day on the job

  • First day on the job

  • Interns preparing tastes from the past

  • Mission Tumacacori

  • Intern group pic

  • Saddling up!

  • Interactive flour tortilla making lesson

  • Observing and taking note of queen butterflies

  • Sensory activity in Mission Tumacacori

  • Getting into character

  • It takes a team to saddle a horse

  • A living river and riparian forest along the Santa Cruz River at Tumacacori National Historical Park

  • Researching

  • On the job horse play!