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


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 a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, August 30 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Room 230. 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 by September 5 at 11:59 pm.
  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!

The Fall 2023 sessions will be held on Thursday, August 24 at 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm and Monday, August 28 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. Both sessions will be held in Room 104.

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 on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This is when you will register for BSTC299.
  6. Begin your work hours and start attending BSTC299 on September 26, 2023.

CIC Key Dates For Fall 2023

These dates are subject to change.

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

Aug. 11    

Internships Posted to Webpage

As soon as they are received

CIC Website

Student Info Session #1*

Thursday, Aug. 24
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Room 104
(LRC Conference Room)

Student Info Session #2*

Monday, Aug. 28

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room 104
(LRC Conference Room)

Business/Student Meet & Greet Luncheon

Wednesday, Aug. 30

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  

Lecture Hall

Room 230

Student CIC Applications Due**

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Business Mentor Workshop

Friday, Sept. 8

11:00 am


Businesses Interview Candidates

Sept. 7 to 14

Arranged by Mentors

Businesses/Students Notify CIC of Preferences

Friday, Sept. 15 (by 5:00 pm)


Internship Matches Announced

Monday, Sept. 18 (by 5:00 pm)


CIC Orientation***

UNM-LA Students Complete Registration for CIC Course

Tuesday, Sept. 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Room 639

Intern Employment Begins

Wednesday, Sept. 20 or as determined by mentor  

Remote or On-site

First Day of CIC Class, BSTC 299

Sept. 26

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Room 639

Final Class Date

Nov. 21

Student Presentations Due


Poster Presentations



Final Day to Work CIC Hours

Dec. 15

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


List of Available Internships


Los Alamos Arts Council: Website Design Intern


Los Alamos Arts Council: Cultural Programs Event Planner Intern


PEEC: Marketing & Communications Intern


PEEC: Animal Care & Enrichment Intern


The Family YMCA: Social Media & Marketing Intern


Mesa Top Games and Toys: Inventory Clerk Intern


Findlay Insurance Agency: Marketing Intern


Los Alamos DPU: Social Media & Marketing Intern


Dragonfly Family Services:
Early Childhood Development Intern


Hartway & Breshears, CPAs:
Website Developer Intern


Hartway & Breshears, CPAs:
Bookkeeping Intern


Ark Child Development Center:
Child Care Class Assistant


LACDC: Marketing & Communications Intern


Feldenkrais Los Alamos: Social Media & Marketing Intern


Attack Research: Cybersecurity Intern


Village Arts: Placemaking Project Manager

cic-f23-larso-thLARSO: Social Media & Programming Intern

cic-f23-selfhelp-commdev-thSelf Help, Inc.: Community Development/Social Work Intern

Self Help, Inc.:
Marketing Intern



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.