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

  • All students interested in participating in the CIC program must attend a mandatory orientation before the program accepts applicants. Spring 2018 orientation will be scheduled during the first week of the Spring 2019 semester.

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 (Subject to change)
Business Mentor Applications Available December 3, 2018 online
Business Mentor Applications Due January 11, 2019
Mentor Workshop TBA UNM-LA, Bld. 5
Jeannette Wallace Room
UNM Jobs posted, Internships posted to webpage January 14
Student Applications Available Thursday, January 17 (subject to change)
Student Orientation* TBA UNM-LA, Bld. 5
Jeannette Wallace Room
Student Job Applications due to CIC and resumes/covers sent directly to mentors   
Businesses interview candidates   at businesses
Businesses and students notify CIC of preferences  
Internship matches announced    
UNM-LA students complete registration and UNM hiring paperwork by appointment  
First day of CIC class  
Intern employment begins  
Student Presentations/Graduation*  
Classes end   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 Spring 2018 should contact  cic@unm.edu or 505.662.5919. 

There is a mandatory Mentor Workshop at UNM-LA on Tuesday evening, January 16.

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.

Spring 2018 Internships 

For informational purposes only. Business mentorts will be recruited by January 2019.

Attack Research - Computer Systems Intern
Bradbury Science Museum Association - Marketing/Product Development Intern
Bathtub Row Brewery - Statistician (must be 21 or older to apply)
Bathtub Row Brewery - Chemist (must be 21 or older to apply)
Bathtub Row Brewery - Brewers Assistant (must be 21 or older to apply)
Desert Disc Golf - Laser Etching Technician
Española Valley Fiber Arts Center - Media and Communication Intern
The Family YMCA - Videographer
Fuller Lodge Art Center - Gallery Operations Intern
Los Alamos Arts Council - Promotions Coordination
Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office - Student Clerk
Los Alamos County Economic Development Division Los Alamos Film Office
Los Alamos Daily Post - Student Intern Reporter
Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division - Emergency Medical Services Intern
Los Alamos Flooring/ The Finishing Touch - Marketing Intern
Los Alamos Historical Society - History Wednesdays Intern
Los Alamos Music Academy - Data and Market Analysist
Los Alamos National Bank - Marketing, Website Developer
Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization - Member Photograph Project
PAC8 - Production Assistant and Website Developer
PEEC - Planetarium Marketing Technician
PEEC-Education Programs Intern
Philip J. Dabney P.C.- Legal Intern
projectY cowork Los Alamos - Marketing & Business Intern
Samantha D'Anna Photography - Photographers Assistant
UNMLA-Robotics Lab - Organizational Assistant
Zhennovate, LLC - Web Development Intern

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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