Internships

General Summary

Paid internships provide work opportunities for students and recent graduates within state government to acquaint them with the variety and nature of available career prospects and to provide work experiences which contribute to the development of knowledge and skills attributable to future job success. The length of internships and availability throughout the year may vary.

Nature of Work

Paid internships are typically temporary work or service experiences related to the student’s major or career goal. The paid internship plan generally involves students working in professional settings under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals and the student may or may not receive academic credit for performing the internship. These are temporary, non-benefitted positions.

High School Intern

Distinguishing Characteristics Positions allocated to this series are designed to provide high school students, GED/HiSET students or recent high school level graduates, with an introduction to employment with the state of New Mexico. Incumbents will receive training in departmental procedures and at the same time will be assigned productive tasks and assignments in a variety of professional areas. Work is under close supervision. Guidelines include agency policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications: Current enrollment in High School curriculum or GED/HiSET education program.

College Undergraduate Intern

Distinguishing Characteristics Positions allocated to this series are designed to provide college students, or recent college graduates, with an introduction to employment with the state of New Mexico. Incumbents will receive training in departmental procedures and at the same time will be assigned productive tasks and assignments in a variety of professional areas. Work is under supervision. Guidelines include agency rules, regulations, and supervisory instructions.

Minimum Qualifications: Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Graduate School Intern

Distinguishing Characteristics Positions allocated to this series are designed to provide graduate level college students, or recent graduates, with an introduction to employment with the state of New Mexico. Incumbents will receive training in departmental procedures and at the same time will be assigned productive tasks and assignments in a variety of professional areas. Work is under supervision. Guidelines include agency rules, regulations, and supervisory instructions.

Minimum Qualifications: Currently enrolled in a Graduate School Program at an accredited college or university.

For information regarding the internship program please email nmdot.hr@state.nm.us with Internships in the subject line.