Peer Mentor

Internship for fall 2024, anticipated 12+ hours per week and unpaid.

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Project FOCUS (Focusing Opportunities with Community and University Support), in collaboration with the College of Education and Pima County public school districts, provides a unique post-high school transition opportunity for students (ages 18-21) with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Project FOCUS provides access to the University of Arizona’s academic courses, community-based internships and campus life social events to increase students' independence, communication and employability.

The Project FOCUS team would like to announce internship opportunities for the Fall 2024 semester.  Project Focus is an on-campus program that empowers students with intellectual disabilities to be fully included by attending UA classes and participating in campus life.  The program needs responsible peer mentors with at least 12 hours of weekly availability to support their fellow Wildcats!  Peer mentors who are accepted into this program are eligible for academic internship credit for their participation.  

An internship with Project FOCUS is both fun and meaningful, here is a quick Peer Mentor recruitment video to show some enjoyable highlights!

For more information visit To apply, contact Sylvi Gonzalez from the UArizona College of Education at

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