UNM Los Alamos

Community Internship Collaboration

Community Internship Collaboration

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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 be paid $10/hour up to 60 hours for the work completed during your internship. Businesses may choose to hire interns after the completion of the program, should a suitable position be available.

Mandatory Student Orientations

At the orientation session, UNM-LA staff and 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 attend the information session to learn how you can attain one of these coveted positions!


These dates are subject to change.

Event Date/Time (Subject to change)
Business Mentor Applications Available July 27 online
Business Mentor Applications Due Friday, August 14
UNM Jobs posted, Internships posted to webpage
Student Applications Available now - applications available  online

Student Info Session #1 via ZOOM

Wednesday, August 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Student Info Session #2 via ZOOM
The Zoom session will be recorded and posted here.
Thursday, August 20,
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Student Job Applications and UNM Job applications due to CIC Monday, August 31
Businesses interview candidates August 26-September 3
Business Mentor workshop via ZOOM
Wednesday, August 26,
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Businesses and students notify CIC of preferences Thursday, September 3, 5:00pm
Students submit UNM Jobs application
Internship matches announced Friday, September 4  
CIC Orientation* via ZOOM
Tuesday, September 8,
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Intern employment begins Tuesday, September 8 (or when paperwork is processed by UNM HR)
First day of CIC class BSTC 299 via ZOOM/ UNM-LA students complete registration for CIC course Thursday, September 10, 4:00-5:40pm
Final Class Date Thursday, December 10
Student Presentations (Recorded) Thursday, December 10
Final day to work CIC hours Friday, December 11
*Attendance Mandatory

Students must submit this online application to CIC.   CIC Application 

Students must also submit an online application to UNM Jobs, separately from the application to CIC.  UNM Jobs Application 

Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?

Los Alamos businesses interested in interested in proposing a project for an intern for Fall 2020 should contact cic@unm.edu or 505-663-3406. UNM-LA advisors can help you design a project if needed.

Download mentor application here: Fall 2020. Please contact cic@unm.edu if you need a different format.

Fall 2020 Internships

Attack Research: Cybersecurity Intern

Attack Research: Accounting Intern

Attack Research: Business Intern

Ergo Tech: Computer Science Intern

ErgoTech: Graphic Design Intern

Ergo Tech: Marketing Research Intern

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce: Social Media Intern

Los Alamos County: Google Development Marketing Intern

Los Alamos STEAM Lab: Social Media Intern

Los Alamos STEAM Lab: Remote Learning Intern

Nurses with Heart: Caregiver Intern


View the video presentations by the CIC Interns Spring 2020!


For More Information

Contact Tony Gallegos, Student Success Manager
jtgallegos@unm.edu or 505-663-3406

The Community Internship Collaboration (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.