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       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 on interns after the completion of the program, should a suitable position be available.

Mandatory Student Orientations

  • View the CIC Orientation presentation (PDF).
  •  Interns will also be required to enroll in BSTC 299 (Cooperative Work Experience), which meets 4:00 - 5:40  p.m. on the following Mondays in Spring 2020: 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/30, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11

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 about 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 now online
Business Mentor Applications Due January 17
UNM Jobs posted, Internships posted to webpage
Student Applications Available now - applications available  online or Bldg 1,
Student Services
Student Info Sessions*
Contact Grace Willerton if this time conflicts with your academic schedule.
Wednesday, January 22, TBD
Thursday, January 23, TBD
Building 2, room 230
Student Job Applications and UNM Job applications due to CIC Friday, January 31
Businesses interview candidates January 29 - February 6 at businesses
Business Mentor workshop Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m. TBD
Businesses and students notify CIC of preferences  February 6
Internship matches announced February 7  
CIC Orientation*  Monday, February 10, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
First day of CIC class / UNM-LA students complete registration for CIC course  Monday, February 10, 4:00 - 5:40 p.m. Building 6, room 608
Intern employment begins Monday, February 10 (or when paperwork is processed by UNM HR)
Class Ends/Student Presentations/Graduation Monday, May 11 TBD
Last day to work CIC hours May 15 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, here.

Are You a Local Business Looking to Get Involved?

Los Alamos businesses interested in putting forth a project for an intern for Spring 2020 should contact  cic@unm.edu or 505.661.4692. UNM-LA advisors can help you design a project if needed.

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

Spring 2020 internship positions will be posted when available.

Fall 2019 Internship Positions & Interns 

Bradbury Science Museum Association

Product Development

Travis Dugan

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation

Marketing / Communication

Isaac Timmerman

Los Alamos Retired & Senior Organization

Elder care, Communication

Fernando Trujillo

Los Alamos STEAM Lab

Social Media & Events

Echo Rogers

Los Alamos YMCA


Taylor Martinez

Nurses With Heart


Justina Trujillo



Allegra Dougherty

UNM-LA, Biology

Biology lab planning

Maleek Young

UNM-LA, English

Student Art Journal

Rique Fernandez-Lyons

Stevannah Marquez

UNM-LA, Robotics


Jordan Bowman


Funding for the Fall 2019 CIC Program has been provided by the Regional Development Corporation (RDC).

For More Information

UNM-LA Coordinator


Grace Willerton


Coco Rae







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.