Internships and Research Opportunities

The School of Geography, Development & Environment strongly recommends that students pursue an internship (or several!) during their studies at the University of Arizona, whether or not it is for academic credit.

Internship Credit

Students may register for one to six credits of internship in any semester, including summer terms. Most students register for three credits during their junior or senior year. 

A maximum of six internship credit hours may be counted towards the major; twelve hours may count towards the overall degree.   Each unit of academic credit requires 45 hours of work.

Internship Opportunities

There are some ongoing internship opportunities for students, but students are also able to arrange their own internships in consultation with the Internship Coordinator, Dr. Rushbrook (  Internships should complement a student's studies and offer an opportunity to enrich a student's plan of study and coursework.  The internship forms are attached at the bottom of this page.  

Be sure to arrange for credit prior to pursuing the internship; students must be registered during the internship period to receive credit.

If you are interested in the School Garden Internship, you can find out more by viewing this video.  

Internship Opportunities:

Other Resources

There are some funds available to support students pursuing unpaid internships in the summer.  See

Handshake ( includes internships in the listings of positions available.



See Dr. Rushbrook, ENR2 S426,   


The Internship Search