Tree of Life Internship Opportunities
Internships are available for Summer, Fall and Spring semesters of 2006-07
- About ToL Internships
- How to submit a ToL Internship Letter of Interest
We are looking for interns to help develop our resources for kids and teachers (ToL Treehouses). Learners and teachers will use treehouses to find fun activities, curriculum materials, games, investigations, biographies, stories, multimedia and quality information on the world’s organisms. The site will feature web tools that allow users to create treehouses using their own work and information, multimedia resources and templates found on the ToL. As we develop our site as a resource for k-12 learners and teachers we are looking for undergraduate or graduate student interns in:
- Biology and related disciplines
- Library Science
- Media Arts/Multimedia Technology
Interns must sign up for one to three units of course credit. Internships are not supported by a stipend. The Tree of Life is currently affiliated with the University of Arizona Department of Entomology. Students can receive credit through the UA Entomology Department or set up internships for credit through their home department. Students can sign up for one to three credits of work. Each credit requires 45 hours in the internship and a satisfactory evaluation at the end of the internship period.
General Opportunities for all ToL interns:
- Supporting teacher and learner use of the ToL site and ToL Treehouse Builder tools for creating and submitting digital media.
- Creating and compiling curriculum, biology and multimedia resources related to organisms and biodiversity for kids and teachers.
- Helping classrooms and other contributors create digital media.
- Helping map learning materials to science content standards.
For Biologists and Science Educators:
- Visiting classrooms to provide content area support in bioscience learning.
For Library Scientists:
- Applying the ToL metadata scheme to resources and helping to develop its validity as a metadata model.
- Compiling and organizing collection information for multiple types of information resources.
For Multimedia Artists:
- Providing graphic, interface design, audio and video technology support.
- Providing help documentation and lessons for multimedia applications.
Submit a letter of interest
To submit a ToL Internship Letter of Interest please
send an email to Lisa Schwartz at with the following information:
- Please write the word Intern in the subject line.
- Add your C. V. or resume as an attachment.
- In the body of your message include:
1. Your name, home department, type of student (undergraduate/graduate) and number of years enrolled in your current degree seeking program.
2. The semester in which you would complete your internship.
3. The number of credits you would sign up to receive. Each credit requires 45 hours of work in the internship.
4. A brief statement of purpose for your internship and the relevant expertise that you would bring to your work. Please refer to the About ToL Internships section above for areas of need.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a ToL Intern.