Volunteer and Internship Program (VIP)

Here are ways that you can get involved as a Volunteer or Intern:

Youth Outdoor Field Programs

Programs include Community Action Projects, EcoPrograms, & Field Studies for Schools

Field Support – This VIP is highly dependable and responsible and has experience in travel and/or outdoor programs (preferred). They will assist with outdoor field programs that may include hiking, food prep, interpretive activities, etc. Requires some availability to be in the field Tu/We/Th and/or Sat. 

Please view the EcoMonitoring Corps Internship description here!

Driver / Field Support – (must be at least 25 years old) Along with field support, this VIP would be responsible for completing high-occupancy vehicle training (provided by ITE) to transport youth for field programs.

Nonprofit Operations

Events and Engagement Assistant – This VIP collaborates directly with ITE Engagement & Events Coordinator to assist with the preparation of events (onsite and offsite), create promotional materials, and gather youth and participant testimonials.

Grants and Development – This VIP has good communication and writing skills and can work from the office or from home. They collaborate directly with the Executive Director on grant research, editing, and database maintenance. Please view the Development Assistant Internship description here!

Community and Youth Outreach – This VIP promotes ITE activities as an ITE ambassador at events. Also assists with event set-up and clean-up.

Special Projects

Chuk-son Trail Curator – This VIP gathers information and materials for interpreting the natural and cultural history of the Tucson area and assists in presenting the material to the public. Works independently and collaborates directly with the Program Manager.

Do you have ideas that align with ITE’s mission and focus areas? Let us know – we’d love to hear them!

College and University Internships

Our college-aged VIPs have access to networking and mentorship with our connections to many other organizations, colleges, and universities in Tucson – we want to see you succeed!

With current partnerships with the University of Arizona College of Education and School of Natural Resources, we have opportunities in environmental education, program development, and non-profit operations.

ITE is a member of the Federal Work Study Program.