UNM Los Alamos

Community Internship Collaboration

Community Internship Collaboration

The Community Internship Collaboration will give you hands-on work experience with a business in Los Alamos in a field of interest to you.

Business Mentors        Key Dates        Intern Positions


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 be paid $10/hour up to 60 hours for the work completed during your internship. Businesses may choose to hire on interns after the completion of the program, should a suitable position be available.

Mandatory Student Orientations

Anyone interested in applying for the Spring 2018 program must attend this orientation session:

  • Wednesday, December 6, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Jeannette Wallace Hall*
  • Interns will also be required to enroll in GNST 192 (CIC), which meets Monday afternoons at 3:30 p.m.  (You need approval to register.)

At the orientation sessions, UNM-LA and LAHS faculty will explain more about the program, including the benefits and expectations, and answer any questions you may have. If, after learning more, you are interested in applying to the program, the remainder of the session will be spent learning how to create effective resumes and cover letters and working on tailoring your resume and cover letter to a specific job. We will even help you prepare for interviews, so that you can go into the process with your best foot forward.

There are limited opportunities available for Community Internship Collaboration, so be sure to join one of the orientation sessions to learn about how you can attain one of these coveted positions!


Event Date/Time Location
Student Applications Available Monday, August 21
Student Orientation* Wednesday, August 23, 3:30-5:00pm UNM-LA room 608
Student Orientation* Thursday, August 24, 3:30-5:00pm UNM-LA room 608
UNM Jobs posted, Internships Posted to webpage Friday, August 25
Student Job Application Deadline* Sunday, August 27 12:00 pm (noon)
Applicant matches sent to businesses Monday, August 28
Mentor Workshop Tuesday, August 29
Interviews* Wednesday, August 30 - Friday, September 1 At Businesses
Business input returned Saturday, September 2 by 12:00 pm (noon)
Matchings Completed, Students Notified Tuesday, September 5
Program/Internships Begin Monday, September 11
Student Presentations/Graduation* Tuesday, December 12
Program Ends Friday, December 15 N/A
*Attendance Mandatory

Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?

Los Alamos businesses interested in putting forth a project for an intern for Fall 2017 should contact  cic@unm.edu or 505.662.5919. 

There is a mandatory Mentor Workshop at UNM-LA on Tuesday evening, August 29.

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

Interns will also be required to enroll in GNST 192 (CIC), which meets Mondays afternoons at 3:30 p.m.

Fall 2017 Internships 

Atomic Tours, Data Analyst

Bathtub Row Brewing, Statistician

Bathtub Row Brewing, Brewers Assistant

Bathtub Row Brewing, Chemist/Biochemist

Bradbury Science Museum Association, Marketing/Product Development

Desert Disc Golf, Event Planning and Social Media Strategist

Ergo Tech Systems, Computer Technician

First Born Program, Marketing and Publicity Intern

Fuller Lodge Art Center, Classes / Outreach Coordinator

Historical Society, Education Assistant

LA Daily Post, Reporter

LA Daily Post, Web (App) Developer

Los Alamos Arts Council, Arts Program Marketing

Los Alamos County Economic Development Department, Marketing Coordinator

Los Alamos County Library System

Los Alamos Doghouse PhD, Marketing Specialist

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB), Marketing, Website Development

Los Alamos World Futures Institute (LAWFI), Reseacher, Marketer, Study Leader, or Writer

Morning Glory Bakery, Web Advertising Consultant

PAC8, Production Assistant/Teacher

Specifica Inc., Biotech Research Assistant

UbiQD, Quantum Dots Scientist Assistant

UNM-LA Math Department, College Algebra Review Set Developer

UNM-LA Marketing, Business Development Assistant for a UNM-LA Kiosk

UNM-LA Organizational Assistant, Robotics Lab

YMCA, Photographer

YMCA, Videographer

YMCA, Google AdWords Assistant

For More Information

UNM-LA Coordinator

The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) is a joint partnership of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, UNM-Los Alamos, Los Alamos High School, and the Small Business Development Center. 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.

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