Food-Related Internships

Gain real-world experience while earning UA credit.

Student intern working in school garden

We encourage you to seek out and apply for internships that interest you! Tucson is home to a vibrant food scene, with numerous opportunities to get involved with non-profit organizations and local businesses. 

Searching for Internships

You can search for internships, on-campus jobs, and employment opportunities through UA Career Services Handshake website. As a UA student you can sign in with your NetID and password to start your search.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences also has a list of internship opportunities.

Questions?

If you have questions about finding internships or how to get internship credit, contact:

Mariah A Nunes
Program Coordinator, Student Engagement
Douglass Building, 102A
mariahnunes@email.arizona.edu 

Allison Ewing-Cooper
Assistant Director, Academic Advising
arewing@email.arizona.edu

Food-Related Internships

UA Garden Kitchen

The Garden Kitchen, located in the heart of South Tucson, is a seed-to-table nutrition education program of the University of Arizona’s Pima County Cooperative Extension. 

UA Garden Kitchen Internships

Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Iskashitaa Refugee Network creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security. 

Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Las Miplitas Community Farm

Las Milpitas de Cottonwood is a six-acre community farm, located on the banks of the Santa Cruz River, that provides materials and support for local residents to grow food for themselves, making healthy, local food more accessible to low-income families. 

Las Miplitas Community Farm

Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona Foundation (LFAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization building opportunity in Arizona. LFAF is an award-winning organization focused on community and economic development throughout the state in order to build self-sufficient, healthy and prosperous communities.

Local First

Mission Gardens

Mission Garden is an ancient agricultural site, farmed continuously for more than 4,000 years. It is an agricultural heritage museum interpreting and celebrating this multicultural history through a series of Timeline Gardens.

Mission Gardens

Pivot Produce

Pivot is a produce distribution/warehousing company which sources produce from southern Arizona small scale farms, distributing to over 25 restaurants. Now in its 4th year, Pivot is experiencing rapid growth in sales and expansion of services.

Pivot Produce

San Xavier Coop Farm

The San Xavier Cooperative Association is committed to healthy farming practices and growing traditional crops to support the cultural and environmental values, as well as support economic development within the community.

San Xavier Coop Farm

Tucson Community Supported Agriculture

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of members who pledge their support to the farm operation so that the farmland becomes the community’s farm, with the farmers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.

Tucson Community Supported Agriculture

Other Internship Opportunities

We encourage you to apply for internship positions with: