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.
If you have questions about finding internships or how to get internship credit, contact:
Mariah A Nunes
Program Coordinator, Student Engagement
Douglass Building, 102A
Assistant Director, Academic Advising
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 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 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
Funding Support for FOOD Internships
100% ENGAGEMENT: SUMMER IMPACT AWARDS
The 100% Engagement Summer Impact Award is designed to help you get the most out of your experience while providing financial support to do it. If eligible, you can receive $2500 awarded to your Bursar's account. In addition, you’ll receive access to on-demand, online content, live workshops and other resources to help you be successful in your new position. Apply here.
INTERNSHIP FUNDS FOR STUDENTS IN THE BA FOR FOOD STUDIES
Occasionally, Food Studies has access to additional funds to help support students to undertake an unpaid internship for course credit. The internship must form part of the coursework to complete a major or minor in the BA for Food Studies. Please contact Dr. Laurel Bellante directly for more information at email@example.com.