Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Internships are available Fall, Spring, and Summer academic sessions.

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

GAME! (Guys After-School Mentorship & Education) Group Leader

Program Description:

GAME! is a year-long after-school psychosocial intervention for up to 30 fifth and sixth grade boys at Estes Elementary (Marana, AZ). Boys learn about growing up male, including lessons about staying positive, stereotypes, media messages, peer pressure & bullying, puberty, teamwork, responsibility, and healthy masculinity. During each session, boys participate in 30 minutes of structured, team-based physical activity and 30 minutes of unstructured free play. Program facilitators (Group Leaders) guide boys through important topics using interactive and experiential learning strategies, and provide support and mentorship. GAME! is held on Mondays from 2-4 PM.

Level of Expertise & Essential Characteristics:

For this gender-specific program, we are recruiting male undergraduate or graduate students with interest and/or experience in adolescent education or health promotion. Student interns/volunteers will lead 2-hour lessons on Mondays from 2:00-4:00 pm and attend a follow-up meeting 1x per week. Students must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, be patient and flexible to the ever-changing group dynamic, and take initiative. Students can expect a weekly time commitment of 5-6 hours (or more, depending on internship needs). We also provide independent study opportunities!

If interested, please email your resume to: Lindsay Bingham, Health Educator Sr. (lbingham@email.arizona.edu)

GAME! 2018

Growing Girls Group Leader

Program Description:

In its 8th year at Estes Elementary School (Marana, AZ), Growing Girls is a year-long after-school psychosocial intervention for 5th and 6th grade girls. With the ultimate goal of reducing relational aggression, Growing Girls teaches girls how to ask for help, conflict-resolution, assertive communication, and positive thinking skills. Program facilitators (Group Leaders) guide girls through growing up, discussing topics such as bullying, self-care, adolescent development & puberty, gender roles, media messages, healthy friendships, and planning for the future. Growing Girls is held on Mondays from 2-4 PM.

Level of Expertise & Essential Characteristics:

We are recruiting female undergraduate or graduate students with interest and/or experience in adolescent education or health promotion. Student interns/volunteers will lead 2-hour lessons on Mondays from 2:00-4:00 pm and attend a follow-up meeting 1x per week. Students must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills through this hands-on, service-led internship. Interns will gain skills and experience working with adolescents, collaborate with school administrators and teachers, and build meaningful and unique relationships with program participants. Students can expect a weekly time commitment of 5-6 hours (or more, depending on internship needs).

If interested, please email your resume to: Lindsay Bingham, Health Educator Sr. (lbingham@email.arizona.edu)

Growing Girls 2018-2019

Mamas e Hijas Program Facilitators

Program Description:

Established in 2016 in partnership with the YWCA Southern Arizona, “Mamas e Hijas” (Mothers and Daughters) is a 12-week holistic, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive sexuality education intervention for Latina mothers/caregivers and their 9-12 year old daughters. For the first 7 weeks, mothers and daughters learn separately, receiving age-appropriate education regarding lifespan sexuality, sensuality, intimacy (emotions & hormones), sexual identity, growth & development, prevention, and relationships. Mothers and daughters join together to learn about assertive communication, conflict resolution, consent & boundaries, body image & self-esteem, and sexuality in the media. Since 2017, over 50 mother-daughter dyads have completed Mamas e Hijas, with notable outcomes including increased utilization of preventative services, increased frequency of sex-related conversations, improved relationship quality, and improved communication skills.

Level of Expertise & Essential Characteristics:

Personable, confident, and bilingual (Spanish & English, preferred) female undergraduate or graduate students interested in working in sex-ed and with Latinx families. Interns/volunteers will gain practical skills in the field of health promotion, including 1) facilitating weekly lessons, 2) working directly with community partners and promotoras, 3) helping with participant recruitment and retention, 4) assisting with program evaluation, 5) preparing training documents or program materials, and 6) publishing outcomes. 

If interested, please email your resume to: Lindsay Bingham, Health Educator Sr. (lbingham@email.arizona.edu)

Mamas e Hijas: Fall 2018
Daughters learn about love and affection.

Summer 2020

Healthy 2B Me Summer Camp Counselor

Program Description:

Healthy 2B Me (H2BM) is a Wellness Camp for underserved youth in the greater Tucson area. Since 2013, we have reached over 300 children with our unique camp designed to share public health messaging to increase knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to healthy lifestyle (diet, physical activity and tobacco use), self-care, kindness and healthy relationships. Lessons are taught by experts from the University of Arizona, the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion (CRCPHP), and members of the Tucson Community. The camp is held as week-long sessions designed for children ages 7-11 years (grades 2-5) and each camp day is focused on a major health and wellness theme.

Level of Expertise & Essential Characteristics:

Outgoing, energetic, organized male and female undergraduate students interested in working with children to help teach public health wellness messaging at our annual summer camp. There are a variety of tasks involved in the implementation and organizing of the camp schedule, including leading specific lessons, adapting curriculum and reinforcing the camp materials.

If interested, please email your resume to: Nicole Bergier, CRCPHP Research Coordinator (nbergier@email.arizona.edu)

H2BM 2016

Student Transformative Experiences to Progress Underrepresented Professionals (STEP-UP) Summer Research Program

Program Description:

STEP-UP is a multidisciplinary initiative led by the Cancer Prevention and Control and Health Disparities Programs’ faculty at the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center. STEP-UP is a PAID 12-week summer reseach program funded by the National Cancer Institute to provide an innovative and transformative research expereince to those interested in cancer prevention and control.

Eligibility:‚Äč

  • Current Undergraduate or Master’s Student (must be enrolled as an Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior or Master's level student during the fall semester of the program year).
  • If you are transitioning to graduate school in the fall semester of the program year, you must provide proof of application or acceptance.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Able to commit to the full 12-week summer research experience. Other employment, courses, commitments, vacations, etc. are prohibited during the program. Please ensure you can comply with a full time schedule before you apply.
  • We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information and to apply, go to https://step-up.arizona.edu/ or contact Karen Dickeson, Program Coordinator, Sr. (kdickeson@email.arizona.edu)

STEP- UP Tumamoc
STEP-UP Hike (2019)