Internships

Internships

Internship heading

An internship consists of specialized duties that provide training and practice in service settings such as an
industry, business, research laboratory, theatre, museum, community agency, or government office. Internships
offer you a chance to work in an area of interest and allow you the time and experience necessary to evaluate
your future career opportunities. Internships also allow you to:

  • Increase your ability to find employment
  • Opportunity to "test drive" a career
  • Accumulate new skills
  • Gain experience in your field
  • Develop a network of professional contacts

Internship credit is NOT required for Psychology/Psychological Science majors or Psychology minors.
Internship credit may apply as either general elective credits or credits that apply to a major or minor; speak to
an academic advisor to find out how these credits apply toward your program of study.

  • BA in Psychology: Up to 6 units of engagement coursework can apply as PSY electives towards the 33 required major units.
  • BS in Psychological Science: Units apply as general electives only.  Not in the major units.
  • Psychology Minor: Up to 3 units of engagement coursework can apply as Psychology Elective in the minor

Upon approval, students will be enrolled in an PSY internship course: PSY 393 or PSY 493

  • One unit of academic credit is awarded for 45 hours of internship work (For example, for a 3 credit internship, 135 hours on-site internship work)
  • All hours of internship work must take place on or after the first day of the term and be completed on or before the last date of the same term (before finals).
  • No more than 6 units of credit may be granted for one internship experience
  • Grading System for Internship Credit: S, P, F grading: Grades of S (superior), P (pass), and F (fail) are not included in the calculation of the GPA, nor do they count toward meeting the criteria for dean's list, honorable mention, or academic distinctions.

Finding an internship is similar to the process of securing employment. You need to contact organizations of
interest and apply for an internship in the same way that you would a job.

  • Plan ahead: Depending on location, start your search 4+ months before your planned start date
  • Understand the internship eligibility and requirements, see above.
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter (Student Engagement & Career Development office can help)
  • Research internship options and apply to multiple organizations

  1. After securing an internship position, you will complete the PSY Internship Work Plan in order to be enrolled in the internship course. You will need to work with your site supervisor to complete both documents.
  2. Submit the completed Work Plan to Psychology-Advising@email.arizona.edu to be reviewed. Students should turn in before the beginning of the enrollment semester. Must turn in the required documents by week 3 or 4 of the semester, must follow regular enrollment deadlines and bursar’s fee policies for the internship course, and are required to register for credit during the term in which the student is engaged in internship work.
  3. Upon review and approval, the Internship Coordinator or staff member will enroll you in the appropriate internship course
  4. If you are not approved or there is a hold on your account that prevents adding units or your internship WorkPlan, you will be contacted via email.

Your final steps include:

  1. Pay UA course tuition and check your UAccess schedule for enrollment accuracy
  2. Carefully review the syllabus and all course assignments posted on D2L
  3. Check UA email and D2L regularly for instructor or staff communication
  4. Engage in on-site internship work for 45 hours per credit hour starting the first day of the semester

Approved Agencies

The goal of an internship is to provide undergraduate Psychology majors with the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience working in a local community organization that fits with their career goals. Potential organizations include K-12 schools, local businesses, Community Service Agencies, courts, legal government agencies (law enforcement, probation, prosecutor and public defender), and health care agencies such as hospitals and clinics. 

CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
1650 E. Ft. Lowell Road, Suite 202
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-4505

CODAC is one of Arizona’s oldest and most respected community providers of specialty care for mental illness, addiction and trauma. What began as a grassroots drug abuse prevention program has grown into a multi-faceted organization that provides services across the entire spectrum of behavioral health care. Through 11 service locations and over 450 staff and volunteers, CODAC now serves more than 15,000 individuals and families each year. CODAC is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization.

Throughout the year, CODAC has a limited number of internships available, depending on your availability, your internship's requirements and the level and type of degree you are working on obtaining. Interns must be 18 years of age to qualify for an administrative, non-treatment providing internship and 21 years of age to qualify for an internship that includes member contact. Please complete the interest form.
 

COPE Community Services
82 S. Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 792-3293

COPE Community Services, Inc. (COPE) is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization. COPE creates pathways to better health by offering innovative solutions for behavioral and physical healthcare, wellness, and recovery to individuals and families.  COPE offers comprehensive programs, specialty services, resources, and support to address general mental health and substance abuse issues, serious mental illness, physical healthcare, and wellness concerns.  COPE utilizes an integrated healthcare approach that takes into consideration the body, mind, and spirit connection. 

 

Devereux Advanced Behavior Health Arizona
Main Office, 2025 North 3rd Street, Suite 250
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 283-1573

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.

We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.

To volunteer or get involved, please review the programs they offer and reach out to appropriate office listed here, http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=az_contact. Programs are offered in Tucson and Phoenix. 

 

Intermountain Centers for Human Development
994 S. Harrison Road
Tucson, AZ 85748
(520) 721-1887

Intermountain Centers (Intermountain) provides the highest quality, evidence-based human services to facilitate self-sufficiency for individuals in their own communities and cultural contexts. Intermountain strives to be a model for human service organizations. For information on paid or unpaid positions please see the job listings at, http://intermountaincenters.org/careers/

 

La Frontera Arizona
504 W. 29th St., Tucson, AZ 85713

La Frontera provides behavioral health services to children, adults, and families. An array of outpatient and inpatient services are available, including but not limited to counseling, psychiatric services, substance abuse treatment, trauma healing, crisis intervention, supportive services, and services for adults with a serious mental illness. Services vary in type and level of intensity, depending on the person’s needs and strengths. Education and prevention services are also available. If interested, please contact Dr. Mayday Levine-Mata, PsyD at mayday.levine@lafrontera.org

 

Primavera Foundation
Jim & Vicki Click Training Center
151 W. 40th St., Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 882-5383

Primavera provides tangible pathways out of poverty for individuals and families who sincerely want to improve their lives. By focusing our efforts on breaking down the root causes of poverty--such as multi-generational cycles, social and economic injustice, and inequality--we are able to partner with community members as they work to overcome the barriers that have kept them from achieving long-term financial stability.

Want to volunteer? The first step to becoming a volunteer with Primavera is contacting our Volunteer Coordinator and setting up a volunteer interview. When you meet with our coordinator you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our organization, fill out an application, and share your interests and availability. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (520) 308-3110 or volunteers@primavera.org.

 

Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (T.R.O.T.)
8920 East Woodland Road
Tucson, Arizona 85749
(520) 749-2360

At TROT we provide an experiential counseling approach involving activities with horses known as Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. By taking the therapeutic experience out of the traditional office environment the client’s attention is focused on interacting with one of nature’s most majestic creatures. Facilitated by a Licensed Mental Health Professional who is also a Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine-assisted therapy allows clients to gain insights into their behavior and motivations. Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach. It is especially useful for people who don’t respond to talk therapies. It has been clinically proven effective in addressing a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

Participate as a Side Walker or Horse Handler. Read more and download an application at, http://www.trotarizona.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/

 

edge High School

Our internship program is unique because we have so many opportunities for interns to choose from. We prefer when interns choose a role that gives them the most meaningful experience. We are truly looking for diverse interns with a variety of skills and talents. We know how important it is to have working relationships with college students who can bring new ideas, new methods, and new perspectives to our growing high school.

To apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume to Anne Ortiz: Anneo@edgehighschool.org

  • Make the subject line: UofA Intern (and your name)
  • Once we receive your letter and resume, we set up a time to talk to you about your areas of interest, skills, and schedule.
  • When interns have been selected, we will schedule a short orientation/training (1-2 hours)

 

Paul Lindsey Undergraduate Internships in Education

Here's an opportunity to learn more about education outside the classroom — and get awarded scholarships at the same time! Lindsey Interns build leadership and management skills through real-world experiences via public outreach programs, museums, and educational learning centers in various Tucson school districts.

Past hosts included: Cooper Center for Environmental Learning, Con Danza, Environmental Education Exchange, Higher Ground,CENTER, and Advanced Community Training.

 

Early Academic Outreach

The mission of the Office of Early Academic Outreach (EAO) at the University of Arizona is to increase the number of low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation college-bound students who aspire to attend and are eligible to enter a university degree program. For serious inquiries about getting involved, send a a message to Rudy McCormick, III, Director of the Early Academic Outreach Office, at rudymc@email.arizona.edu

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services
1779 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
(800) 678-0648

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries (ABCS) was founded in 1960 by Arizona Southern Baptists as a home for displaced children. More than 50 years later, we are a faith-based non-profit that includes seven ministries with one mission: to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. We serve the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors.

Arizona Baptist Children's Services & Family Ministries (ABCS) believes that internships can be valuable and life-changing experiences. Our student interns have the unique opportunity to observe and work in different areas of ministry, all working toward one central mission of helping hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries.

If you are a student and would like more information, or would like to apply for an internship, please contact Dane Clark at (800) 678-0648 or me360@abcs.org. Application and more details provided at https://missionencounter360.com/intern/.

 

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.
140 W. SPEEDWAY, SUITE 230, TUCSON, AZ 85705
520-623-0344
TOLL FREE: 1-800-234-0344

Clients, staff, volunteers, donors... We’re from many backgrounds and many walks of life, but we are all part of the Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona family. Together, our work touches lives, every day, in great and small ways. While our services are many, one thread binds our work together: We help children, families, and individuals live with independence and dignity.

To volunteer/intern, see the numerous opportunities and contact appropriate person listed, https://www.ccs-soaz.org/volunteer

 

Gospel Rescue Mission
707 W. Miracle Mile Rd, ​Tucson, AZ 85705      ​
(520) 740-1501 

Serve the homeless and needy by providing for their spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wholeness through the power of Jesus Christ. To volunteer, start the process by signing up for a tour, https://www.grmtucson.com/volunteer.html

 

Interfaith Community Services
2820 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 297-6049

Interfaith Community Services (ICS) is a nonprofit, social services agency serving Pima County, Arizona, including metropolitan Tucson. For three decades, ICS has shown what a caring community can do. Today, with support from diverse faith partners, compassionate volunteers and hundreds of community friends, ICS fills critical gaps in human services. We help those less fortunate meet basic living requirements. Direct volunteer/internship link: https://www.icstucson.org/volunteer-opportunities 

 

Jewish Family and Children's Services
4301 E. 5th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711
520-795-0300

At JFCS, we believe in healing the world with loving kindness. We offer person-centered therapy to children and adults who have lived through traumatic events. We also provide counseling and coping strategies for anxiety, depression, family conflicts, loss of a loved one, and other life challenges. To see volunteer opportunities, please read more at https://jfcstucson.org/ways-to-give/get-involved/

 

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest
6303 E. Tanque Verde Rd., # 101, Tucson, AZ 85715
520-748-2300

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an Arizona Qualifying Charity, and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and recognized by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest will make reasonable accommodations to all persons with a disability so that they may participate in program services or activities. To volunteer/intern, please read more here, http://www.lss-sw.org/volunteer/

 

More Than A Bed
Warehouse Location: 3637 North 1st Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Mission: To inspire the community to get involved in the life of a foster child and support the family providing care. To encourage new families to become licensed and existing families to remain licensed with the goal for every child in Pima County and its surrounding areas to have a safe place to call home. 

What we do: We have a warehouse on 1st and Prince Ave. which houses gently-used clothing for newborns - 18 years old, shoes, diapers, car seats, strollers, toys, and household items for foster and adoptive children. We also provide new beds for families who have a child placed in their home. Interns are needed to help sort clothing, donations, and toys. Interns will also assist with planning and executing events for our foster and adoptive families including a Prom Attire event, Family Carnival, and Golf Tournament for the spring semester. This is a great opportunity for students interested in juvenile law, social work, psychology, and special education. To intern, please email Jessica Graves at Jessica@MoreThanaBed.org

 

Tucson Jewish Community Center
The mission of the Tucson Jewish Community Center is to cultivate and enrich Jewish identity, ensure Jewish continuity, foster wellness, and broaden communal harmony. 

Live Up - Live Up with Elder Rehab is a research tested, physical, mental, and social stimulation program developed by Psychologist, Dr. Sharon Arkin. A Senior, memory impaired participant will be partnered with a UA volunteer "Trainer" who will supervise the participant in physical fitness workouts and engage in memory and language stimulation. Both participants and family members leave having a better mood and clearer mind. This program allows memory impaired elders the chance to interact with young, vibrant college students while improving their physical and mental capabilities. For application information and eligibility please contact, Dr. Sharon Arkin directly at 520-603-2912 or by email at sharonmerlearkin@gmail.com

Alzheimer’s Association
Southern Arizona Regional Office
1159 N Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 322-6601 

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research. Jerome H. Stone was our founding president. Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe through our headquarters in Chicago, a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in communities across the country.  We are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Help the Alzheimer's Association by volunteering in any of the following areas: Education, Helpline, Special Events, Support Group, Outreach Ambassador, Advocacy/Public Policy, Committee or Work Group, Office tasks. Access the link to the application and who to send it to by clicking on the organization name above. 

 

Carondelet Health Network

For more than 135 years, Carondelet Health Network has been committed to providing Southern Arizona with a full spectrum of high-quality, cost-effective care and improving the health of patients we serve.  Today, that commitment continues across our network comprised of St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Carondelet Neurological Institute, Carondelet Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as medical and specialty group locations and imaging centers throughout Tucson, Green Valley and Nogales.

Our network is recognized for a wide array of services that include emergency care, neurological, women’s health, cardiac, orthopedic and primary care. Other specialty areas include surgical weight loss, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation, obstetrics and general surgery and much more. 

To volunteer, please read the requirements and complete the Volunteer Application form here, https://www.carondelet.org/for-family-visitors/volunteer-with-us . 

For job shadowing, please have the name, contact information, and approval from the physician or practicioner readily available and contact Donna Bernardi at 520-873-5350 to help you with scheduling and processing. Must meet all requirements listed on volunteer page as well. 

 

Northwest Medical Center
6200 N LaCholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85741 
(520) 742-9000

Northwest Healthcare is an integrated healthcare network committed to delivering Tucson and surrounding communities with high quality, accessible healthcare—everything from highly specialized cardiac care and surgical services to more routine primary care. 

 

Southern Arizona Aids Foundation
375 South Euclid Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85719
(520) 628-SAAF (7223) 

SAAFprovides direct services and programs in safe, supportive environments that enhance the quality of life for those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS; assisting people in avoiding HIV infection; and empowering people to lead healthy, productive lives. At the heart of our mission is the conviction that people living with HIV/AIDS have the right to determine what services they require and that stigma is a problem affecting us all. For ways to volunteer/intern, please visit, https://saaf.org/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer/

 

Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
3601 S 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85723
520-792-1450

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) located in Tucson AZ serves over 171,000 Veterans located in eight counties in Southern Arizona and one county in Western New Mexico.  SAVAHCS is a 295-bed hospital providing primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible Veterans.  SAVAHCS also provides our Veterans with quality care at our seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics located at Safford, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Green Valley, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. To learn about volunteering or internship with the agency, please visit https://www.tucson.va.gov/giving/index.asp

Community Justice Boards (Pima County Attorney's Office)
32 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 724-5231

The Pima County Attorney's Office is committed to reducing juvenile crime, but we can't do it alone.  Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall's vision of partnering with local neighborhoods and training volunteers to become a strong voice in the justice system became a reality when the first Community Justice Board was created in May of 1998. Now located throughout Pima County, Community Justice Boards (CJBs) operate on the principles of balanced and restorative justice while focusing primarily on juvenile accountability and building competencies for our youth and their families. Apply to be a member of the Community Justice Boards via the agency link above. 

 

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Violence
The Jim & Shirley Lipsey Center
2545 E. Adams Street, Tucson, Arizona
(520) 795-8001

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse provides domestic abuse crisis intervention and housing, prevention, education, support, and advocacy services to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. While the majority of the people seeking our services are women and their children, our services are available to anyone regardless of gender. To apply for an internship, complete the Internship Application

 

Homicide Survivors Inc
100 N. Stone Ave., Suite 807, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 207-5012

Homicide Survivors offers rewarding Intern and Volunteer Opportunities. Interns contribute substantially to the work of HSI and staff work closely with interns to make the experience is as educational as possible.  HSI is deeply committed to the people we serve and making sure that Interns and Volunteers receive proper training and support. Onboard Training for Interns and Volunteers are provided by HSI.

Opportunities include community outreach, court support, administrative assistance, support group facilitation,  event planning , fundraising and many other different opportunities.

For more information please call our office at 207-5012 and ask for Dennisse, Volunteer Coordinator or complete the application at https://homicidesurvivorsinc.org/get-involved/

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
2020 Forbes Blvd #102, Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 322-5253

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Volunteer information, https://www.madd.org/volunteer/

 

Pima County Attorney’s Office
32 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 724-5600

We take seriously our mission to protect the public safety. Through the efforts of our dedicated employees and through our collaborative working relationships with other county departments, with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and with the public and private sectors alike, we continually strive to make Pima County safer and to improve the quality of life in our community. For more information on volunteering or doing an internship with the PCAO, click here, https://www.pcao.pima.gov/volunteers-interns/

 

Reachout Women's Center
2648 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 321-4300

Reachout Women’s Center does not perform abortions or give abortion location information. Reachout Women’s Center is a limited medical facility that provides pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, peer counseling and abortion education in Tucson, Arizona and all of Pima County. For internship opportunities, call them directly at the number included above. 

 

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault
1600 N. Country Club, Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-1171

The Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) provides crisis servicesadvocacysupporttherapy and education for individuals and families impacted by sexual trauma.  We provide a safe place for survivors to heal, gain strength, learn coping skills, and develop trusting, caring relationships. There is a lot of information about the various opportunities to help, http://www.sacasa.org/advocacy/volunteer/

 

Victim Services (Pima County Attorney's Office)

The Victim Services Division assists victims at crime scenes and at court hearings, providing support for crime victims and guiding them through the criminal justice system. The Pima County Attorney's Victim Services Division, established in 1975, was the first in the nation to provide comprehensive assistance to victims of crimes.  It has served as a model for programs in other states and in several foreign countries. More than 25 staff plus 120 volunteers are on call 24 hours a day to serve crime victims. 

To become a volunteer, interested members must complete a comprehensive training program first, read more here, https://www.pcao.pima.gov/pcao-divisions/victim-services/

Arizona’s Children Association

Tucson Corporate Offices
3716 E. Columbia St., Tucson, AZ 85714
(800) 944-7611

We are Arizona’s best resource for helping children and families. Our programs target the type of future we all want to see: a future where every child has a safe and loving home and families are supported through difficult and trying circumstances. It is our commitment to provide a specifically tailored continuum of services to children and families in need. All programs are family focused, strength-based, culturally sensitive and outcome driven.

To volunteer/intern, please see, https://www.arizonaschildren.org/volunteer/individual/

 

Arizona Department of Child Safety

Contact Info varies by field office, see https://dcs.az.gov/about/field-offices for office nearest you in the Pima Region. 

Our vision: Children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect. Our mission: Successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. To see all volunteer opportunities, please visit https://dcs.az.gov/media-center/community-partners/volunteer and if you are interested in getting involved with any one program, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form

 

Arizona Youth Partnership
13644 N. Sandario Road
Marana, AZ 85653
(520) 744-9595
Fax: (520) 744-2127

Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP), was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AZYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty by building healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. For more Information about Arizona Youth Partnership and our programs or opportunities to volunteer please contact your nearest location, or please send us an email to azyp@azyp.org . 

 

Arts for All, Inc.
2520 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 622-4100

To provide accessible education, training, and experiences in the arts for children, particularly those with special needs. To volunteer or intern, call main line and they will discuss their program and your interests to make sure it's a good fit. 

 

Big Brothers, Big Sisters
160 E Alameda St., Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 624-2447

Our vision is that all children achieve success in life. To that end, our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We partner with parents and guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success. To begin the Volunteer/Intern process, please visit https://www.soazbigs.org/community-based/

 

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc.

140 W. SPEEDWAY, SUITE 230

TUCSON, AZ 85705

520-623-0344

TOLL FREE: 1-800-234-0344

Clients, staff, volunteers, donors... We’re from many backgrounds and many walks of life, but we are all part of the Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona family. Together, our work touches lives, every day, in great and small ways. While our services are many, one thread binds our work together: We help children, families, and individuals live with independence and dignity.

To volunteer/intern, see the numerous opportunities and contact appropriate person listed, https://www.ccs-soaz.org/volunteer

 

Child and Family Resources, Inc.

Angel Charity Building

2800 E. Broadway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 881-8940

At Child and Family Resources, we build strong communities where children can reach their full potential. We do this by using effective prevention and education strategies with families, teens, and early educators.

While we do not have a formal internship program, we do try our best to provide meaningful experiences for students or interns whenever possible. In order to find yourself a meaningful program experience, we recommend that you identify 2 or 3 programs that may be interested in and contact the program directly to see if there is any internship experience that can be worked out. Current programming exists in the categories of Families and Childcare Professionals.

 

Christian Family Care

6063 East Grant Road

Tucson, AZ 85712

520 296-8255

Christian Family Care provides a broad spectrum of services that promote the physical and emotional well being of Arizona children and families. These services include: Foster Care; Adoption; Child and Family Counseling including Family Attachment Counseling and Pregnancy Counseling.

To volunteer/intern, visit https://cfcare.org/get-involved/mentor/

 

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation

Locations and addresses vary

520-791-4873

To fulfill the mission of the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, it is essential to have active participation from citizens in the community.  Whether you're a teen, adult, or senior you can make a difference in your community!  The Department encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels.  The volunteer program aims to increase and improve the capabilities of staff by effectively using community volunteers and more importantly, to provide a means for people to participate in their community in a fulfilling, fun and rewarding way.

To view all General Volunteer Opportunities, please visit https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/od?from=316134 and click on the program of choice in the menu on the left hand side menu. 

For additional information or questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator,TPRDVolunteers@tucsonaz.gov or by phone at 520-837-8043

 

Devereux Advanced Behavior Health Arizona

Main Office

2025 North 3rd Street, Suite 250

Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 283-1573

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.

We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.

To volunteer or get involved, please review the programs they offer and reach out to appropriate office listed here, http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=az_contact. Programs are offered in Tucson and Phoenix. 

 

Divorce Recovery Group

1051 N. Columbus Blvd. Suite 103

Tucson, Arizona 85711

520.495.0704

For over 30 years Divorce Recovery Support Groups have been helping persons ending relationships (divorced/ separated/unmarried) and needing support in the process of this transition journey. To get involved, contact the office directy for the application and screening process. 

 

Easterseals Blake Foundation

7750 E. Broadway, Suite A200 Administrative Office

Tucson, AZ 85710

520-327-1529

Easterseals Blake Foundation is dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live healthy, productive and independent lives. Our educational, therapeutic, family support and community living programs are designed in accordance with our mission: to enable each individual served to discover and meet his or her maximum potential for independent, productive living and developmental growth. Volunteer information can be found at http://www.easterseals.com/blakefoundation/get-involved/volunteer/

 

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Tucson Resource Center

4300 E Broadway Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 327-2288

We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer/intern, please click here

 

Goodwill's GoodGuides Youth Mentors

An exciting and innovative program that strives to empower youth to make positive choices through structured and supportive relationships with trusted adult mentors. GoodGuides supports youth in career planning, school completion, and post-secondary education and training by helping youth, ages 12-17, with risk factors who would benefit from a positive mentoring experience. To apply, click on the program link above. 

 

Growing Girls

University of Arizona Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion

Internship Site: Estes Elementary & Quail Run Elementary in Marana, AZ

Designed in 2011, Growing Girls is an after-school psychosocial intervention that aims to reduce bullying, promote positive relationships, and enhance confidence among fifth and sixth grade girls through education and skill-building opportunities. Drawing on Bronfrenbenner’s Socioecological Theory and Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, Growing Girls utilizes an evidence-based curriculum, Go Grrrls by LeCroy & Daley. The content was expanded to include bullying, body image, decision making skills, friendship and rejection, assertive communication, managing negative thoughts and coping skills, identifying resourceful people when help is needed, media influence on self-perception, self-care (food & movement), during adolescence, and visions for the future.

Growing Girls takes place during the school year, with approximately 20 sessions covering the above topics including an annual field trip to the University of Arizona. Growing Girls occasionally merges with its partner program, GAME! (Guys After-School Mentorship & Education), for co-educational sessions where similar topics are discussed.

Please see more information here https://zfcphp.arizona.edu/growing-girls-0

Please email your resume (including at least 2 references) to Lindsay Bingham at lbingham@email.arizona.edu to apply.

 

Guys After-School Mentorship + Education (GAME!)

University of Arizona Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion

Internship Site: Estes Elementary & Quail Run Elementary in Marana, AZ

Conceptualized in 2017 from a partnership between UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) and Estes Elementary School, GAME! (Guys After-School Mentorship & Education) was created to address the transitional needs of early-adolescent boys as they approach middle school. Following an existing gender-based program (Growing Girls)GAME! is an after-school psychosocial intervention where 5th and 6th grade boys learn about growing up male. Program topics include self-esteem, media messages, body image, communication skills, bullying, adolescent development & puberty, self-care, cooperation & teamwork, self-care, goals, and healthy boyhood. In addition to education, GAME! incorporates physical activity during each lesson to facilitate group bonding and mentorship with adult Group Leaders.

GAME! takes place during the school year, with approximately 20 sessions covering the above topics including an annual field trip to the University of Arizona. GAME! occasionally merges with its partner program, Growing Girls, for co-educational sessions where similar topics are discussed.

Please see more information here: https://zfcphp.arizona.edu/guys-afterschool-mentorship-and-education-0

Please email your resume (including at least 2 references) to Lindsay Bingham at lbingham@email.arizona.edu to apply.

 

Junior Achievement of Arizona

Tucson Office 

6339 E Speedway Blvd, Ste 109 

Tucson, AZ 85710 

520.792.2000

For the last 60 years, Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) has been empowering the futures of millions of Arizona students by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices. Delivered by 9,500 business and community volunteer mentors, our hands-on, age-appropriate programs focus on three key areas: financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. To volunteer visit, https://www.jaaz.org/volunteer/sign-up-to-volunteer-with-ja/

 

LifeSTEP Program

University of Arizona, Department of Psychology

(520)403-2010 

The psychology clinic has established a community service agency that provides undergraduate life skills trainers (and mentors) to school-aged youth with emotional and/or behavioral problems. These vast majority of these youth are from low income underrepresented groups in Tucson and struggle with a variety of emotional and behavior problems. We are currently accepting applications for next semester.  As a LifeSTEP (Life Skills Training and Enhancement Program) intern, you would be meeting with your assigned youth about once a week for about 4 hours each time. Activities might include going to the movies, getting an ice cream, going bowling or spending time at a park, etc. (you would be reimbursed for your expenses including gas).  You would receive 2 units of internship credit (Psychology 493A) one 1 additional unit of workshop credit (Psychology 497A), and you would have the opportunity to receive training in this area.  If you are interested (and are at least 18 years old), please complete the attached application & email it back to Julie Feldman: julief@arizona.edu.  We are especially in need of male interns (due to the large number of older boys in desperate need of a positive role model), but we are also in need of many female interns as well! Applications are available mid semester. Students will be notified of the opportunity through the psychology email listserv.

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

2020 Forbes Blvd #102

Tucson, AZ 85745

520.322.5253

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. Volunteer information, https://www.madd.org/volunteer/

 

One-On-One Mentoring

101 W. 44th Street

Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 624-4765

Our mission is to match quality adult mentors with at-risk youth in the community. “At-risk” means that statistically these young people are more susceptible to alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, and delinquent behavior. These boys and girls ages 6-17 are matched with responsible, caring adults who are committed to sustaining a consistent partnership for at least one year. This close relationship promotes positive change by allowing the youth to see first-hand an alternative way of living that leads to a quality life. Become a mentor, http://www.1on1mentoringtucson.org/become-a-mentor/

 

Pima County Natural Resources

130 W. Congress St.

Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 724-9999

From caring for stately saguaros in Tucson Mountain Park to overseeing after-school recreation programs, we add a vital dimension to the lives of our residents and visitors. We invite you to hike and play in our parks or take one of the many classes we offer. To volunteer/intern, please visit, http://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=261784

 

Pima Prevention Partnership

924 N Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85711

520-791-2711

The Pima Prevention Partnership specializes in helping underserved adolescents and their families. We operate four charter schools, grades 6-12, in both Tucson and Phoenix. We also provide extensive prevention services, restorative justice through the Pima County Teen Court, substance abuse treatment and recovery support for teens, and family strengthening workshops. Combined, our services reach over 11,000 youth and families each year. 

 

Planned Parenthood

4751 N. 15th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014

602-277-7526

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona (PPAA) is Planned Parenthood’s advocacy and political arm in Arizona and the state’s largest nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to protecting access to sexual and reproductive health care. PPAA is fighting for every person’s freedom and right to make reproductive choices, enjoy sexual health and wellbeing, and build healthy, strong families by educating voters, public officials, and candidates for public office. To intern, complete the application, https://volunteerppaz.wufoo.com/forms/volunteer-application-form/

 

Portable Practical Education Preparation, Inc. (PPEP)

802 E. 46th Street

Tucson, AZ 85713

520-622-3553

In 1967, while working for the Head Start program, Dr. Arnold wrote a grant proposal and submitted it to the Tucson War on Poverty Program, which was funded by grants initiated by the Kennedy/Johnson administration. The grant was funded at $19,000 and PPEP was born. Contact them directly for internship opportunities, https://www.ppep.org/contactppep/

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona

2155 E. Allen Rd 

Tucson, AZ 85719

520-326-0060

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children and their families. Volunteers can help the local Ronald McDonald House by serving as a House Volunteer or a Driver

 

Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (T.R.O.T.)

TROT provides equine-assisted activities and therapies for children with physical and developmental disabilities. TROT serves children with autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, hearing/vision impairments, and other special needs.

Volunteers are vital to our programs and without them we do not ride! We need volunteers to groom and tack horses, walk beside disabled riders with poor balance or lead horses. No previous experience with horses or disabilities is necessary – you will be taught everything you need to know. Learn more, https://trotarizona.org/volunteer/#internship-opportunities

 

Tucson Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum Tucson was founded as the Southwest Children’s Exploratory Center in November 1986 in a small space on Pennington Street. Our founders believed play was an essential part of learning for children. As it grew, it migrated to the Historic Y on University, and moved to its current location in the historic Carnegie Library in 1991.

Volunteers help with camps, special events and Museum programs. The museum also hosts large community events several times a year, where volunteers play an important part of the Museum team. Volunteer positions available and application accessible at, http://www.childrensmuseumtucson.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

Tu Nidito

At Tu Nidito we are dedicated to our mission of creating a community of acceptance and understanding regarding children in grief. It is our vision that no child grieves alone. More than 20 years ago, we filled a need in our community by building a successful non-profit agency dedicated to supporting children impacted by serious medical conditions and death. Since then, we have served the needs of our community’s children and have experienced phenomenal growth. To learn more about how to get involved, please visit their volunteer page at https://www.tunidito.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

 

 

YMCA of Metropolitan Tucson