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


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 on 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 orientation session to learn about how you can attain one of these coveted positions!


Event Date/Time (Subject to change)
Business Mentor Applications Available December 3, 2018 online
Business Mentor Applications Due January 11, 2019
UNM Jobs posted, Internships posted to webpage January 14
Student Applications Available Thursday, January 17 (subject to change)
Student Orientation*
Contact Grace Willerton if this time conflicts with your academic schedule.
Thursday, January 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. UNM-LA, Bld. 6
Room 606
Student Job Applications due to CIC, resumes/covers sent directly to mentors   Thursday, January 24 by noon
Businesses interview candidates  January 25-30 at businesses
Businesses and students notify CIC of preferences  Thursday, January 31 by noon
Internship matches announced  Friday, February 1  
UNM-LA students complete registration for CIC course  Monday, February 4
First day of CIC class  Monday, February 4, 4:00 - 7:20 p.m. Building 6, room 606
Intern employment begins  Monday, February 4 (or when paperwork is processed by UNM HR)
Student Presentations/Graduation*  May 6, 6:00 - 7:20 PM TBA
Classes end  May 6 N/A
*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

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. 

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

Spring 2019 Internships 

Beauty Community: Chief Creative

Fuller Lodge Art Center: School Outreach Program Coordinator

Los Alamos Community Foundation: Communications Intern

Los Alamos Creative District: Intern

Los Alamos County Economic Development Division: Film and Marketing Intern

Los Alamos Makers: Community Building Assistant (create a video)

Los Alamos Senior Center/White Rock: Culinary Apprentice

Los Alamos Daily Post: Reporter

Los Alamos Fire Department EMS Division: EMS Intern

PAC 8: Production Assistant/Teacher

Samantha D’Anna Photography: Photography Student

YMCA: Photographer

For More Information

UNM-LA Coordinator


Grace Willerton




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.