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


WORK

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.

LEARN

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.

EARN

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 is on Thursday, January 18, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
  • 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!


KEY DATES FOR STUDENTS SPRING 2018

Event Date/Time (Subject to change)
Location
Business Mentor Applications Available December 4, 2017 online
Business Mentor Applications Due January 12, 2018
Mentor Workshop Tuesday, January 16, 6:30 pm UNM-LA, Bld. 5
Jeannette Wallace Room
UNM Jobs posted, Internships posted to webpage January 10
Student Applications Available Thursday, January 18
Student Orientation* Thursday January 18, 3:30-5:00 pm UNM-LA, Bld. 5
Jeannette Wallace Room
Student Job Applications due to CIC and resumes/covers sent directly to mentors  through Sunday, January 21 12:00 pm (noon)
Businesses interview candidates January 22-26, 2018 at businesses
Businesses and students notify CIC of preferences January 22, 12:00 pm (noon)
Internship matches announced Monday, January 29  
UNM-LA students complete registration and UNM hiring paperwork by appointment Monday, January 29
First day of CIC class Monday, February 5
Intern employment begins Monday, February 12
Student Presentations/Graduation* Tuesday, May 1
Classes end Friday, May 14 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 

Internships as of January 10. Business mentor applications accepted through January 12, 2018.

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
cic@unm.edu


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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