UNM Los Alamos

Community Internship Collaboration

Community Internship Collaboration


Business Mentors       Key Dates       Intern Positions       Student Application


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 receive a stipend up to $630 for satisfactory completion of your work during your internship. Businesses may choose to hire interns after the completion of the program, should a suitable position be available.

Information Sessions

At the information sessions, UNM-LA staff will explain more about the program, including the benefits and expectations, and answer any questions you may have. The remainder of the session will be spent learning how to prepare for and interact effectively in an interview, including tips for virtual and face-to-face settings. We want you to go into the process with your best foot forward.

There are limited opportunities available for Community Internship Collaboration, so be sure to attend an information session to learn how you can attain one of these competitive positions! The upcoming info sessions will be held on Thursday, August 25, 4-5 p.m. and Wednesday, August 31, 1:30 p.m. bldg. 2 lecture hall

Mandatory Student Orientation

  •  Interns will also be required to enroll in BSTC 299 (Cooperative Work Experience), Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m., beginning September 27.

The mandatory orientation session is for students who have been awarded an internship. UNM-LA staff will describe the time-keeping and reporting process and assist students in registering for the CIC course, BSTC 299. Students must participate in this session or schedule a make-up time before they are allowed to begin working. The mandatory orientation session will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2-3 p.m. in room 639. 


CIC Fall 2022 Dates, these dates are subject to change.

Event Date/Time (Subject to change)
Business Mentor Applications Available Available Now Online
Student Applications Available Available August 1 Online
Business Mentor Applications Due Wednesday, August 17 Email

Internships Posted to Webpage

As soon as they are received

Student Info Session #1*

Thursday, August 25,  4:00-5:00 p.m.
Bldg. 2 Lecture Hall and Zoom

Student Info Session #2*

The 1st Zoom session will be recorded and may be shared by request through email.

Wednesday, August 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Bldg. 2 Lecture Hall
Business/Student Meet & Greet Luncheon
Thursday, September 1st, 12-1 p.m.
Lecture Hall
Student CIC Applications Due **
Wednesday, September 7

Business Mentor Workshop

Thursday, September 8,  5:30-6:30 p.m.  Zoom
Businesses Interview Candidates
September 8-16

Arranged by Mentors

CIC Orientation ***

UNM-LA Students Complete Registration for CIC Course

Tuesday, September 20, 2-3 p.m.
Room 639

Businesses and Students Notify CIC of Preferences

Friday, September 16, by 5:00 p.m.

Internship Matches Announced

Monday, September 19 by 5:00 p.m.
Intern Employment Begins Wednesday, September 21 or as determined by mentor Remote or On-Site 
First Day of CIC Class BSTC 299
Tuesday, September 27, 2-3:30 p.m.
Room 639
Final Class Date Room 230
Student Presentations Due Room 230
Poster Presentations
Room TBD
Final Day to Work CIC Hours
Friday, December 9
Remote or On-Site

* Attendance in one Info Session is mandatory
before students’ applications will be distributed to businesses. Students may watch the recorded session(s) and complete the online quiz if unable to participate in a Zoom session.

**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 process, understand expectations for stipends,  and register for the CIC course, BSTC 299.

Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?

Los Alamos businesses interested in interested in proposing a project for an intern for Fall 2022 should contact cic@unm.edu or 505-661-4682 UNM-LA advisors can help you design a project if needed.

Are you ready to apply? Apply Now

or Download mentor application here : Fall 2022. Please contact cic@unm.edu if you need a different format.


Fall 2022 Internships

Samizdat Bookstore and Teahouse: Manga and Graphic Novels Assistant

Samizdat Bookstore and Teahouse: Game Assistant

Small Business Development Center: Project Management Intern

ErgoTech Systems, Inc.: Marketing Video Editor

SALA Los Alamos Event Center: Event Planner

Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization (LARSO): Senior Living Programs Intern

Night Out/Night Off for Graduate Students of Color: Event Planner

PAC8: Drone Pilot Apprentice

Family Strengths Network: Marketing Intern 

Family Strengths Network: STEAM Program Coordinator 

UNM-LA: Social Media & Marketing Intern

JJAB: Social Media, Marketing, & Events Consultant

Losalamos.com: Web Designer

SALA Los Alamos Event Center: Projection Mapping Technician

Mind and Melody: Intern

UNM-LA IT Department: IT Intern

Village Arts: Outreach Coordinator

Los Alamos STEAM Lab: Sumo Bot (Robotics) Coordinator

Los Alamos Family Council: Marketing Manager

Los Alamos Family Council: Activity Coordinator

Attack Research: Cyber-Security Intern

Attack Research: Business/Human Resources Intern

Samizdat Bookstore: Website Developer

Immaculate Auto Total Car Care: Marketing Intern

Los Alamos Arts Council: Marketing and Event Planning Intern

Little Studio on the Mesa: Studio Production Assistant 



Previous Internship Opportunities