Host Sites & Opportunities
Pima Association of Governments, Clean Cities Coalition
PAG is the regional planning organization for the nine municipal jurisdictions that comprise the Tucson metropolitan region, including the cities of Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Vail, Pima County government, local tribal governments, among others. PAG helps manage regional transportation investments, air quality, water quality, land use and human services, climate resiliency and drought preparedness, among other duties The Clean Cities Coalition is a PAG program which works with local business, government, community leaders and other stakeholders to reduce petroleum use in transportation and promote an alternative fuel market.
- Intern Opportunities: Interns are needed to support Clean Cities projects across a range work related to alternative fuels and transportation including outreach, grant writing, research and report writing, data analysis, and other opportunities.
City of Tucson, Bike/Pedestrian Program
This program - within the Tucson Department of Transportation - facilitates and oversees biking and walking in Tucson. The office is responsible for planning, implementation and maintenance of all the city’s bikeways,walkways, and related infrastructure, as well as educating and promoting their mission to the public and city policy workers.
- Intern Opportunities: Interns are needed to help with the implementation of the Bicycle Boulevard Master Plan, the Bike Share Program, planning bike/ped infrastructure projects, public engagement through citizen advisory committees, neighborhood outreach, and development of outreach materials , as well as other exciting opportunities.
City of Tucson, Environmental Services
This office works to promote a healthy Tucson by providing innovative and effective waste management and environmental protection services to Tucson. Members of this office work in a range of areas surrounding environmental management throughout Tucson including landfill monitoring and management, brownfield redevelopment, food cycle (composting), neighborhood recycling, waste reduction programs and more!
- Intern Opportunities: The office is looking for interns to help with a variety of their projects including work in design and construction of projects, site-monitoring and field work, program management, community outreach and education, environmental planning, data analysis, reporting, among other activities
City of Tucson, Mayor’s Office
The Mayor of the City of Tucson is the elected chief executive of City Government. The Mayor is responsible for presiding over meetings of the City Council, generally overseeing the enforcement of the City’s Charter, aiding in the organization and oversight of commissions and committees, and performing public outreach and education across a number of sustainability-related areas such as environmental health, green infrastructure, and renewable energy among others. The Mayor’s Office, which includes Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and his supporting staff, provide recommendations to City Government on policies and laws which support sustainability in the Tucson community.
- Intern Opportunities: The office is looking for an intern to assist the Mayor’s Planning, Transportation & Sustainability Policy Advisor with a number of projects including work in research, reporting, outreach, and other activities.
City of Tucson, Energy Office
This small office works to increase energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy in City owned and operated facilities. Working minimize the city’s carbon footprint, the office participates in the design and construction of local projects, tracks energy usage data, and builds and maintains relationships with community members to support sustainble energy practices.
- Intern Opportunities: The office is looking for interns to help with data-analysis, fieldwork and data collection, project management, planning and reporting, commuinity outreach, and other great opportunities!
Pima County, Sustainability Programs Division
This office is responsible for implementing the Sustainability Action Plan for County Operations (SAPCO). Using data driven reporting practices, staff work to improve sustainability across nine program areas within Pima County’s operations - which includes over 7,000 employees. Focus areas include: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of County Operations, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Green Building, Water Conservation, Land Conservation, Waste Reduction, Green Purchasing and Employee Health and Wellness. Staff also provide support for Pima Prospers, the County’s Comprehensive Management Plan.
- Intern Opportunities: The office is currently looking for assistance with grants database management, education & outreach to Pima County offices and divisions, planning updates to the SAPCO, as well as policy-brief research, writing, and outreach.
Local First Arizona
Local First Arizona is a state-wide nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports independent, locally owned businesses. They work to promote and advocate for a strong local business community and raise public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by strong local economies. Focus areas of Local First Arizona include promoting healthy local foods, education and technical assistance for small, especially minority business owners, consumer education, and rural economic development.
- Intern Opportunities: The office is currently looking for multiple interns to assist with outreach, marketing, research, and program management for a number of their projects including their local entrepreneurship program, adaptive reuse and development initiatives, green building initiatives, farmer’s market and healthy local food initiatives, and the overall localism movement here in Tucson.