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SOE Career Development (SOE CD) Program

SOE Career Development Program: is open to Citizens, Permanent Residents, current DACA recipients AND International students eligible for an OPT or CPT.

Note: participation in this opportunity necessitates participation in the SoE Co-Op Program (see below).

(Spring/Summer/Fall. Looking for regionally local companies to offer the internships.)


An internally funded program that allows UNM to pay 50% of the student intern’s stipend. These are 8-week, 15–20 hours per week internships.  They provide student interns practical on-site job training and are available to SoE Sophomores and above (including graduate students) who are in good standing in their department. There are no citizenship requirements (international students – see additional information below).


Interested students, please complete THIS interest form. 


Interested in our current external Job and Internship postings?
Please check out our page dedicated to Engineering and Computing Internship and Job opportunities.


Resume & Cover letter Help

  • Engineering and computing students who need help in creating or updating their resumes and cover letters can contact Nada Andelhack ( who can provide guidelines, feedback and suggestions. (Yadéeh Sawyer ( can help with CVs for graduate school.)  


Engineering Companies Interested in Participating

Engineering companies and agencies interested in hosting Engineering and/or Computer Science students as interns, or as full-time or part-time employees, please complete THIS form. And, don't hesitate to contact Nada Abdelhack at or to Once paired with a student, you will have to complete THIS form (the student initiates the process)


SoE Co-Op Program

  • The Cooperative education is a college program that integrates classroom studies with paid, productive, real-life work experience in a degree related field. The SPSP internship program and the SOE CD internship program require that the participating student complete a co-op form.  The co-op program requires the student participating in the internship program to enroll in a co-op course.  The UNM co-op program provides students with the opportunity to have their experience reflected on their transcript but will not impact the student’s GPA.

International Students

  • All international engineering and computing students, wishing to participate in a paid internship program (SOE CD internship program) must comply with UNM and GEO procedures.  International students need to complete a co-op form (OPC or CPT) and obtain the required signatures from career services, GEO, including the signature of the SoE Associate Dean, Dr. Charles Fleddermann giving them permission to participate.
  • “Curricular practical training” or “CPT” is employment that is an integral or important part of your curriculum, including: alternate work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required employment, internship or practicum. To be considered curricular practical training, the work must be related to your major field of study and must also be an integral part of your studies. Training which is REQUIRED by your degree program always meets the requirements for curricular practical training, regardless of whether or not you receive academic credit for your work.