UNM Los Alamos

CIC for UNM-LA Students

CIC for UNM-LA Students

Are you a student looking for a fun and rewarding local internship? UNM-LA’s Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) enhances your educational experience by matching you with an opportunity to Work, Learn, and Earn.

Program Overview
To Participate
Information Sessions
Application Process
Next Steps
Key Dates
Available Internships
Contact Information

Program Overview


Over the course of one semester, students provide 60 hours of work on a project-based internship experience provided by a local business. Working alongside a mentor, students will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to complete the project. Please see below for current and past internship opportunities.


In conjunction with the internship, students are required to take BSTC299, an eight-week professional development course. Throughout the program, students will learn not only from the business mentor, but also the faculty advisor and fellow classmates.


Students will earn a $900 stipend and 1 academic credit for successful completion of the program. Businesses may choose to hire interns after the completion of the program, should a suitable position be available.


Interested in participating? Follow these steps...

  1. Attend an information session or make an appointment with the Internship Coordinator by calling 505-662-5919.
  2. Explore available internships and select 2-3 that look interesting.
  3. Speak with the businesses at the Meet & Greet (date & time TBD). A pizza lunch will be provided to the students. It's a great opportunity to learn more about specific internships.
  4. Fill out an application.
  5. Interview with the businesses selected in your application.
  6. Attend an orientation to register for BSTC299 and fill out required paperwork.
  7. Begin working at your assigned internship and attending BSTC299.

Information Sessions

At the information sessions, UNM-LA staff will explain more about the program, including the benefits and expectations, and answer any additional questions. Internship opportunities are limited, so be sure to attend an information session to learn how you can secure one of these competitive positions!

In-Person Info Sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 28, time & location TBD

  • Thursday, August 29, time & location TBD

Online Info Session:

  • TBD

If you are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please call 505-662-5919 to schedule an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, or email cic@unm.edu.

Application Process

To apply for an internship, please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit an application and list your top 3 internship preferences.
  2. Check your UNM-LA email address frequently for further instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible, students must be 16 and older and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at UNM-LA.

Next Steps

  1. Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed and your contact information will be forwarded to your top 3 choices.
  2. Businesses will contact you for an interview.
  3. Attend each interview and then inform the Internship Coordinator of your top choice.
  4. Internship placements will be made by the Internship Coordinator. While we try to match students with their first choice, it is not a guarantee.
  5. Once you’ve accepted an internship position, you will need to attend a MANDATORY Orientation Session (date and time listed below). This is when you will register for BSTC299.
  6. Begin your work hours and start attending BSTC299, date TBD.

CIC Key Dates for Fall 2024

These dates are subject to change.
Click here for a downloadable PDF.

CIC Key Dates


Date/Time (Subject to change)


Business Mentor Applications Available

Available now

CIC Website

Student Applications Available

Available now

CIC Website

Business Mentor Applications Due

Wednesday, August 8 

CIC Website

Internships Posted to Webpage

Available now

CIC Website

In-Person Student Info Session #1*

Wednesday, August 28
Time TBD


In-Person Student Info Session #2*

Thursday, August 29
Time TBD


Student Info Session Online


Zoom - email cic@unm.edu for login information

Business/Student Meet & Greet Luncheon

Tuesday, September 5
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lecture Hall

Room 230

Student CIC Applications Due**

Sunday, September 9 by midnight


Business Mentor Workshop



Businesses Interview Candidates

September 9 - 13

Arranged by Mentors

Businesses/Students Notify CIC of Preferences

Friday, September 13 (by 5:00 pm)


Internship Matches Announced

Monday, September 16 (by 5:00 pm)


CIC Orientation***

UNM-LA Students Complete Registration for CIC Course

Tuesday, September 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Intern Employment Begins

Wednesday, September 18 or as determined by mentor

On location

First Day of CIC Class, BSTC 299

Tuesday, September 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Student Presentations Due


Final Class Date

November 19

Student Presentations Due



Graduation Ceremony



Final Day to Work CIC Hours

Friday, December 13

Remote or On-Site


*Attendance in one Info Session or meeting with Internship Coordinator is mandatory before students’ applications will be distributed to businesses.

**Students must submit a CIC application through the Google Form before they can receive an internship.

***Participation in the CIC Orientation is also mandatory to review the time-keeping processes and register for the CIC course, BSTC 299.

Available Internships

Fall 2024 More to Come!

Available Internships

Bradbury Science Museum Association

Product Development Intern who will work with the Gadgets Gift Shop.

EXIT Realty Marketing and Project Management Internships Available. Students will assist EXIT Realty staff to advertise and carry out its annual toy drive.
Flowers By Gillian Social Media & Marketing Internship Available.
JJAB Visual Storytelling Internship Available. Students will create video and photographic marketing materials to enhance local non-profit's visibility and professional appearance.
Los Alamos Historical Society Archives & Collections Digital Preservation Intern. Perfect for students with a love of local history. 
Manhattan Project National Historical Park National Park Service Internships Available. Students will work with management to craft an internship based on student interests. Possibilities include staffing the visitors center, speaking with visitors, creating social media content, etc. 
New Mexico Small Business Development Center Economic Development Internship Available. Students will work closely with SBDC staff to plan and execute an event focused on youth entrepreneurship.
SALA Event Center Publicity Writing Internship Available. Students will work with SALA staff to produce well-written weekly press releases for both local press and social media.
Self Help, Inc. Red Kettle Campaign Project Management Internship Available.

TechSource, Inc.

Marketing and Communications Internship Available.


Past Internships

Contact Info

For any additional information or questions, please email Internship Coordinator Brittany Carpenter at cic@unm.edu or make an appointment by calling the Student Services Office at 505-662-5919.