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

  • View the CIC Orientation presentation (PDF).
  •  Interns will also be required to enroll in GNST 192 (CIC), which meets 4:00 - 5:40  p.m. on the following Mondays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/28, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, Fall 2019

At the orientation session, UNM-LA staff and 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 attend the orientation session to learn about how you can attain one of these coveted positions!


Event Date/Time (Subject to change)
Business Mentor Applications Available now online
Business Mentor Applications Due August 16, 2019
UNM Jobs posted, Internships posted to webpage ongoing
Student Applications Available now - applications available  online or Bldg 1,
Student Services
Student Orientation*
Contact Grace Willerton if this time conflicts with your academic schedule.
Wednesday, August 21, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Student Job Applicationsand UNM Job applications due to CIC  Monday, August 26
Businesses interview candidates  August 27 - September 4 at businesses
Businesses and students notify CIC of preferences  September 4, 5:00 p.m.
Internship matches announced  September 5  
UNM-LA students complete registration for CIC course  September 9
First day of CIC class  Monday, September 9, 4:00 - 5:40 p.m. Building 6, room 608
Intern employment begins  Monday, September 9 (or when paperwork is processed by UNM HR)
Student Presentations/Graduation TBD
Classes end  December 9 N/A
*Attendance Mandatory

Students must submit this online application to CIC   CIC Application  or this paper application.
Students must also submit an online application to UNM Jobs, separately from the application to CIC.

Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?

Los Alamos businesses interested in putting forth a project for an intern for Fall 2019 should contact  cic@unm.edu or 505.662.5919. 

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

Fall 2019 postings will be added through August 16, 2019, and linked here when available.

Previous Internship Positions 

Beauty Community: Chief Creative

Abba Technologies:  High Tech Sales & Service Intern

Atomic City Tours/ Buffalo Tours:  Data Analyst

Attack Research:  Computer Systems Intern

Bandelier National Monument:  Resource Management Intern

Bathtub Row Brewing:  Statistician:  Business Marketing Intern

Bathtub Row Press:  Research Assistant

Bernadette Naranjo Farmers Insurance:  Marketing Intern

Bradbury Science Museum Association:  Marketing Intern

Dabney and Griffith Law Office:  Legal Clerk

Desert Disc Golf:  Inventory Management Researcher, Laser Etching Technician

Ergo Tech Systems, Inc.:  Computer Technician

Fuller Lodge Art Center:  Art Gallery Intern:  Outreach Coordinator

High Flyers Gymnastics:  Business Development Intern

JB Henderson Construction:  Safety Intern

Legacy Now Lived:  Special Programs Intern

Los Alamos Arts Council:  Promotions Coordination

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce:  Small Business Saturday Assistant

Los Alamos Community Foundation:  Communications Intern

Los Alamos Cooperative Market:  Marketing Intern

Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office:  Student Clerk

Los Alamos County Economic Development Division:  Film and Marketing Intern

Los Alamos County Housing:  Vacant Housing Analyst

Los Alamos County Library System:  Marketing Assistant:  Youth Services Intern

Los Alamos Daily Post:  Reporter, Web (App) Developer

Los Alamos Doghouse PhD,  LLC:  Marketing Specialist

Los Alamos Fire Department:  Fire & Line Safety Intern:  EMS Intern

Los Alamos Historical Society:  Education Assistant

Los Alamos MainStreet:  Marketing Intern

Los Alamos Makers:  Community Building Assistant

Los Alamos Music Academy:  Data and Market Analysist

Los Alamos Police Department:  Public Outreach Intern

Los Alamos Senior Center/White Rock:   Culinary Apprentice

Los Alamos World Futures:  Reseacher

PAC8:  Production Assistant/Teacher

Pajarito Environmental Education Center:  Early Childhood Curriculum Developer

PEEC Planetarium:  Marketing Technician

Samantha D’Anna Photography:  Photographers Assistant

Specifica Inc.:  Biotech Research Assistant

The  Finishing  Touch:  Marketing Intern

The Community Lab,  LLC:  Social Media Campaign Intern

The Family YMCA:  Photographer

UbiQD,  LLC:  Chemistry Intern

Valles Caldera:  Wildlife Intern

ZaXa Software:  Research & Development Intern

Zhennovate, LLC:  Web Development Intern

For More Information

UNM-LA Coordinator


Grace Willerton


Tony Gallegos






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.