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.
Intersted in serving as a business mentor?


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 Fall 2017 program must attend one of the orientation sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 23, 3:30-5:00 room 608
    Thursday, August 24, 3:30-5:00  room 608
  • 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!

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 Monday evening, August 28.

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

Spring 2017 Internships

Atomic City Tours, Statistical Assistant

Bathtub Row Brewing, Business Intern (must be 21+)

Bradbury Science Museum Association, Marketing/Product Development Intern

Dabney and Griffith Law Office, Legal Clerk

Desert Disc Golf, Inventory Management Researcher

High Mesa Dental Arts, Database Assistant

Los Alamos County Economic Development Division, Marketing Coordinator

Los Alamos County Library System, Marketing Assistant

Los Alamos Historical Society and Bathtub Row Press, Research Assistant

Los Alamos History Museum, Los Alamos Japan Project Intern

Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization, Specialized Database Developer

Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders, LLC, Assistant Stump Grinder/Event Planner

PAC 8, Production Assistant

projectY cowork Los Alamos, Marketing & Business Intern

RealtyOne of Santa Fe and Los Alamos, Real Property Specialist

The New Mexico Consortium, Equipment Technician Intern

UNM-Los Alamos Mathematics Department, Mathematics Review Sets (MARS) Intern

UNM-Los Alamos Robotics Department, Organizational Assistant

UNM-Los Alamos, Welding & Machine Shop Intern 



Event Date/Time Location
Student Orientation* Wednesday, August 23, 3:30-5:00pm UNM-LA room 608
Student Orientation* Wednesday, August 24, 3:30-5:00pm UNM-LA room 608
Student Deadline* N/A
Interviews* At Businesses
Matchings Completed, Students Notified N/A
Internships Begin N/A
Student Presentations/Graduation*
Program Ends N/A
*Attendance Mandatory

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

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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