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.
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.
Spring 2017 Internships as of 12/22/16
Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?
Los Alamos businesses interested in putting forth a project for an intern for Fall 2016 should contact Laura Loy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.695.9666.
Mandatory Student Orientations
Anyone interested in applying for the spring 2017 program must attend one of the orientation sessions:
- Wednesday, January 18, 3:30-5:00pm, UNM-LA Lecture Hall (Building 2)
Interns will also be required to enroll in GNST 192 (CIC), which meets Mondays, February 6 - May 8, 2017, from 3:00 - 4:02 p.m. in Room 626. (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!
KEY DATES FOR STUDENTS SPRING 2017
|Student Orientation*||Wednesday, January 18, 3:30-5:00pm||UNM-LA Lecture Hall (Building 2)
|Student Deadline*||January 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m.||N/A|
|Interviews*||January 23-25, 2017||At Businesses|
|Matchings Completed, Students Notified||January 30, 2017||N/A|
|Internships Begin||February 6, 2017||N/A|
|Student Presentations/Graduation*||May 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.||Lecture Hall, Bldg 2|
|Program Ends||May 12, 2017||N/A|
Interns will also be required to enroll in GNST 192 (CIC), which meets Mondays, Feb. 6, 2017 - May 8, 2017, from 3:00 - 4:02 p.m. in Room 626.
For More Information
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.