UNM Los Alamos

Community Internship Collaboration

Community Internship Collaboration


Business Mentors       Key Dates       Intern Positions       Student Application


Local businesses will supply a project-based work experience during this semester-long internship course. Working alongside a mentor from the company, you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to complete the project. Apply directly to a particular internship, to ensure it is something in which you are interested.


In preparation for your internship, learn how to tailor a resume and cover letter, give a winning job interview, and make a compelling presentation. Throughout the program, you will learn not only from your mentor at work, but from a faculty advisor and through your fellow students during the weekly class. Finally, you will share your experience in a presentation.


You will earn 1 academic credit for your completion of the program, and you will receive a stipend up to $630 for satisfactory completion of your work during your internship. Businesses may choose to hire interns after the completion of the program, should a suitable position be available.

Information Sessions

 CIC Information Presentation 


At the information sessions, UNM-LA staff will explain more about the program, including the benefits and expectations, and answer any questions you may have. The remainder of the session will be spent learning how to prepare for and interact effectively in an interview, including tips for virtual and face-to-face settings. We want you to go into the process with your best foot forward.

There are limited opportunities available for Community Internship Collaboration, so be sure to attend an information session to learn how you can attain one of these competitive positions! The upcoming info sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 25, and Monday, August 30


Mandatory Student Orientation

  •  Interns will also be required to enroll in BSTC 299 (Cooperative Work Experience), Day/Time to be determined

The mandatory orientation session is for students who have been awarded an internship. UNM-LA staff will describe the time-keeping and reporting process and assist students in registering for the CIC course, BSTC 299. Students must participate in this session or schedule a make-up time before they are allowed to begin working.



These dates are subject to change.

Event Date/Time (Subject to change)
Business Mentor Applications Available Available Now Online
Student Applications Available Available Now Online
Business Mentor Applications Due Friday, August 20 Email

Internships Posted to Webpage

August 23 Online

Student Info Session #1*

The Zoom sessions will be recorded and may be viewed above.

Wednesday, August 25, 1:15-2:15 PM
Zoom and In Person

Student Info Session #2*

The Zoom sessions will be recorded & may be viewed above.

Monday, August 30, 4:00-5:00 PM Zoom and In Person
Student CIC Applications Due**
Friday, September 10 Online
Businesses Interview Candidates
September 1-9 Arranged by Mentors
Business Mentor Workshop Wednesday, September 1, 5:30-7:00 PM Zoom
Businesses and Students Notify CIC of Preferences
Thursday, September 9, 5:00 PM Email
Internship Matches Announced Friday, September 10  

CIC Orientation***

UNM-LA Students Complete Registration for CIC Course

Monday, September 13, 2:00-3:30 PM Zoom
Intern Employment Begins
Monday, September 13 (or when negotiated with mentor)
Remote or On Site at Businesses
First Day of CIC Class BSTC 299 Tuesday, September 14, 11:30 AM-12:45 PM Room 505
Final Class Date Tuesday, November 23 Room 505
Student Presentations Due (Poster and Recorded Video) Thursday, December 9 Online, and In-Person (TBD)
Student Presentations Published on CIC Website TBD Online
Final Day to Work CIC Hours Thursday, December 9 Remote or On Site at Businesses


*Attendance in one Info Session is mandatory before students’ applications will be distributed to businesses. Students may watch the recorded session(s) and complete the online quiz if unable to participate in a Zoom session.

**Students must submit a CIC application through the form linked below before they can be interviewed or matched with an internship.

***Participation in the CIC Orientation is also mandatory to review the hiring and time-keeping processes and register for the CIC course, BSTC 299.

Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?

Los Alamos businesses interested in interested in proposing a project for an intern for Fall 2021 should contact cic@unm.edu or 505-663-3406. UNM-LA advisors can help you design a project if needed.

Download mentor application here: Fall 2021. Please contact cic@unm.edu if you need a different format.


Spring 2022 Internships 

United Way of Northern New Mexico: Collective Impact Intern 


Previous Internship Opportunities

Los Alamos Co-op: Marketing Intern

Boomerang Consignment and Resale: Business Intern

Los Alamos STEAM Lab: Social Media Manager

Los Alamos STEAM Lab: After School Assistant

ErgoTech: Graphic Design Intern

ErgoTech: Demo Application Developer

Hartway & Breshears CPAs: Accounting & Marketing Intern

Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization: Senior Center Intern 

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC): Young Adult Advisor Council Intern

Fuller Lodge Art Center: Programs & Gallery Intern

Los Alamos County Economic Development Division: Marketing Coordinator

Pajarito Mountain: School Program Coordinator

Los Alamos County Chamber of Commerce: Event Planning Intern

The Finishing Touch: Office Operations Intern



Please view video Presentations by our 2021 CIC Interns!



For More Information

Contact Tony Gallegos, Student Success Manager
jtgallegos@unm.edu or 505-663-3406


The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) was established to fill an employment gap in the community and expand partnerships between the Laboratory, small business owners, and schools. The program’s goals are to provide meaningful work experiences for students, meet area workforce needs, and to develop the future workforce for our community, the region, and the Laboratory.