Internship Application

Welcome and thank you for applying for a Spring 2021 internship position!

Application: EcoTruths for Indigenous Youth

This Internship is created and led by Indigenous Educators specifically for Indigenous youth with Tribal affiliations. EcoTruths for Indigenous Youth is an Ironwood Tree Experience (ITE) program. ITE programs are for youth who are motivated, adventurous and eager to learn. Interns must be available for the dates listed on the internship program schedule to be considered.
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  • Please indicate if plan to seek credit for this internship. You must prearrange the credit and reporting requirements with your teacher ahead of time. ITE staff can work with your teacher to facilitate this process.
  • Getting to Know You

  • Activism, Mutual Aid, Climate Change, Climate Emergencies and Mental Health, Climate Change, Environmental Policy, #LandBack, Medicinal Plants, Gardening, Pollution (bioremediation, sanitation, nuclear waste, etc), Social Determinants of Health (environmental racism), Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Water, Wildlife and Conservation, Other?
  • Pick one of the following quotes and tell us how you relate to it

  • 1975 Ethel Jack, Havasupai elder: “Oh yes, we missed the land, but the land suffered just as much without us. You see we belong to the land.”
  • 2015, Joy Harjo, Mvskoke Nation: “This is the kitchen table university. Everything you need to know is here. This corn we are serving embodies lessons in geography, economics, culture and colonization. These utensils here tell a story of materiality and socialization. Salt is about migration. Songs are born here to grow food and children. We sing stories to acknowledge and grow love".
  • 2021 Nick Estes, Melanie K. Yazzie, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, David Correia: “The original stories of how Native people came to the land are told through emergence from lower worlds into new worlds or through relationships between humans and holy beings from Sky and Earth. Today, this knowledge of our origins, of how to live properly, lies withins our respective epistemologies and continues to be conveyed not only through ceremonies and prayer but also through acts of resistance to ongoing Native dispossession.”
  • Additional Details

  • We require all participants pre arrange transportation in advance of all activity dates in order to arrive on time to the ITE Urban Field Station. (738 N 5th Ave, Unit #101 Tucson, AZ 85705)
  • On line participation in this program is required. If this is a difficulty please indicate this on the application and we will try to help resolve.