student internships + employment Opportunities
Student internships and summer employment are excellent ways to begin career exploration and planning. Interns work in a professional setting under the guidance of a mentor. In an internship or a summer employment position, you are an employee of that agency and get paid for your work.
Below is a list of some of the internship opportunities in our area. Remember to apply early, as the best jobs go first. Check this page often as new opportunities arise but note that most summer employment placement occurs early in the spring semester.
Acequia Culture Youth Leadership Institute- Acequia Youth Leaders (age 14-19) from across NM will be chosen to participate in a PAID learning and leadership program. There will be guest presenters; field trips and skill building workshops; and youth discussions and projects. Applications for summer 2024 open in February. https://lasacequias.org/youth-leadership/
Rustic Pathways Climate Leaders Fellowship– a leadership development program for students (age 14-18) interested in climate change and environmental sustainability. Deadline to apply February 11th. https://rusticpathways.com/young-climate-leaders-fellowship
National Security Language Initiative for Youth- NSLI-Y provides intensive language immersion programs in locations around the world. Beginners are encouraged to apply, previous language experience is not required. https://www.nsliforyouth.org/
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program- YES Abroad students promote mutual understanding between the United States and their host country by forming lasting relationships with the local community. Deadline closed for 23/24 and will open again for 25/26. https://www.yes-abroad.org/about/about-us
High Mountain Institute- During the HMI Summer Term, rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders from across the country engage in a unique summer experience in the Rocky Mountains. Financial Aid is available. https://hminet.org/hmi-summer-term/
Oxbridge Academic Programs- courses are specifically designed to be taught experientially, through discussion, debate, and experiment, and to culminate in student-driven projects and presentations. Financial aid is available. https://oxbridgeprograms.com/about-oxbridge/
Where there be Dragons summer abroad program- offer a meaningful way to travel with intention. Financial aid is available https://www.wheretherebedragons.com/students/find-your-adventure/summer-abroad/
Earth Care El Puente Leadership Academy and Summer Internship Program. Available at earthcarenm.org/internship
Institute for Computing in Research Summer Research Internships. Available at computinginresearch.org/research-internships/apply/
Los Alamos National Lab Student Internship Program. Available at lanl.gov/careers/career-options/student-internships/
New Mexico State Personnel Office Internships. Available at spo.state.nm.us/internships/
YouthWorks Workforce Connection Program. Available at santafeyouthworks.org/workforce/
Bureau of Land Management Summer Internships. Information and application available at blm.gov/get-involved/internships
Joint Science and Technology Institute West: 2-week summer program. Information and application available at https://orise.orau.gov/jstiwest/
Please see Rhonda Crespo, our CTE Director (in Room 9), or Carolina Tavarez, our College and Career Counselor (in Portable 7), for questions or if you need help applying.