Human Resources

Bernalillo County Announces Summer Internship Program

05/27/2021

Bernalillo County will receive approximately $1 million from the New Mexico Public Education Department to administer a summer internship program for high school aged youth ages 16-18 interested in exposure to a variety of professions from diverse employers and organizations throughout the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
The internship program is designed to provide real-world experiences that expand youth application of academic, technical and employability skills in a work setting.
The county has set the goal to hire in June up to a maximum of 500 student interns to work 20 hours a week for six weeks, beginning in early July.  Bernalillo County also intends to employ up to 34 part-time adult coordinators who will oversee intern placement in positions that complement the student’s interest and skills.
To qualify, interns will need to be 16 to 18 years old and be residents of Bernalillo County. The program will be open to any youth who fits the high school age requirement, including spring-summer 2021 graduates. Interns will be paid $12 an hour. Coordinators will be paid $25 an hour.

Upon being hired, interns will need to sign an internship agreement and successfully complete orientation before being placed.  Interns will be required to participate in weekly employability training.

So far, local employers have already expressed interest in hiring over 200 summer interns thanks to the support of several partnering organizations including:  

  • City of Albuquerque
  • Bernalillo County
  • Future Focused Education
  • Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico
  • ABC Community Schools
  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • RFK Charter School
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Center for Social Sustainable Systems (CESOSS)
  • Explora
  • Partnership for Community Action
  • Working Classroom Inc.
  • Centro Savila
  • Catholic Charities
  • Gordon Bernell Charter School
  • The New American School
  • YDI
  • Educators Rising
  • New Mexico Child Advocacy Network
  • Together for Brothers
  • Vizionz-Sankofa
  • La Plazita Institute
  • Cypress Tree
  • Health Equity Council
  • Generation Justice
  • Global Ties ABQ
  • Cuidando Los Ninos
  • East Central Ministries
  • New Mexico Black Leadership Council
  • Los Jardines Institute
  • UNM Community Engagement Center
  • Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School

Agencies and businesses interested in participating will be required to submit a completed intern request form.

For more information on how to apply for an intern or coordinator position or to request an intern, please click here.

Bernalillo County government also has an ongoing college internship program. Applicants can apply here.

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