Students And Recent Graduates Are Encouraged To Apply For Paid, Summer Internships With The State Of New Mexico

STATE News:

As economies across the globe attempt to recover, the State of New Mexico debuted opportunities for students, youths, and young adults to find employment, acquire experience relevant to their field of study, and make a living wage.

The New Mexico State Personnel Office together with the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board and New Mexico Workforce Connection announced Thursday dozens of internship opportunities.

From Engineering to Public Relations, the internship openings pay from $12.72 to $20.10, based on the education level of the intern. The internships will span the summer months and be complete when the student returns to school. 

“Interning over the summer is an incredible opportunity to gain new professional skills and build a community of students who have different interests but share the passion for public service and state government,” said Ahmed Alsheikh, summer intern for the State Personnel Office. “I am excited to work with my mentors to develop a program that focuses on building connections between interns and professionals in their fields, gaining skills during the internship period and beyond, and fostering a community among interns through engaging events.”

Ricky Serna, Acting Director for the State Personnel Office [SPO], encouraged students and prospective interns to apply- touting the many benefits of holding a summer internship:

“State agencies are eager to provide New Mexico’s students with work experience opportunities,” said Ricky Serna, Acting State Personnel Director. “Our partnership with the Northern Workforce Board offers students an alternative to applying directly with the State.”

Find more than a dozen internship openings listed on SPO’s website https://careers.share.state.nm.us/ 

The Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board (NALWDB), through an agreement with the State is also hiring summer interns that will be deployed to departments throughout New Mexico State Government.

“We are excited to work together with the state to provide paid internship opportunities for the youth of New Mexico. If you know a young person who is looking for a great opportunity this summer, give us a call.” Joseph Weathers, chairperson of the NALWDB said. 

Currently, NALWDB, has 29 positions they are looking to fill with eligible applicants. Interested applicants should visit NALWDB’s website to apply or call them at (505).986.0363. Qualified applicants will be placed in an opening and begin working the very next week.

There is a mix of on-site and virtual positions. On-site positions will report to offices located in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, or in other regional office. Education requirements range from High School Students to Graduate Students and include out of school youth and young adults. 

Some colleges will provide course credit for internships when the experience is applicable to the intern’s area of study; students will need to coordinate course credit with their university.

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