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For Students: 

  • SPSP: is open to Citizens, Permanent Residents or current DACA recipients.
  • SOE Career Development Program: is open to Citizens, Permanent Residents, current DACA recipients AND International students eligible for an OPT or CPT. 
  • Company vacancies KNOWN to be open to ALL students regardless of citizenship status are indicated with a leading ^

This page lists internship opportunities as well as full-time and part-time job vacancies available to graduate and undergraduate, engineering and computer science majors. 

The UNM Engineering Student Success (ESS) Center is committed to providing our students with opportunities to help them succeed academically and professionally.  A resource we provide our students is help finding internships and job opportunities with local and national engineering companies.  Many of our company partners have transitioned our engineering and computer science students from being interns to becoming part-time or full-time employees.  We also keep our students notified about current job opportunities that they can apply to directly.

As an added service, we collaborate with UNM Career Services in providing professional development workshops to help with building skills that pertain to career exploration, planning, and enrichment.

Want help with your Resume or Cover Letter?

Our very own Nada AbdelHack can help you with that! Send her an email ( nabdelha@unm.edu ) with your resume or cover letter, along with what type of help you are looking for. (Yadéeh Sawyer can help with CVs for graduate school.) 

Our Internship Programs

We have various internship programs available for our students. Please visit our Internship Programs page.

Engineering & Computing Companies Interested in Participating  

Companies and agencies interested in hiring Engineering and/or Computer Science students as full-time or part-time employees, please complete the  Company Information Form and submit to  esscareers@unm.edu.  Flyers and write-ups containing job descriptions and how to apply can also be sent to this email address to be posted on our student LISTSERV.

Learn about our Current Job and Internship Postings

Opportunities are listed by academic major, and then listed in chronological order by application deadline when applicable, followed by alphabetically by company. Apply directly unless otherwise specified. 

  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Post Date:January 13, 2021
    • Application Deadline:January 27, 2021
    • Website: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/  Apply at:  https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t000000CWGjWAAX 
    • Additional Information: 

      This position is an NH-1101-04 which has a typical 2021 salary range of 108,885 - $166,502.
      The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the supervisory Acquisition Program Manager for GBSD Program Execution Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Contract Management Branch Chief, overseeing and directing the overall EMD activities of the organization. The position provides technical leadership in planning, analyzing, and evaluating efforts used to support weapon system requirements, translate requirements into design criteria, and develop weapon system solutions.

      Candidates should have experience leading diverse working groups or teams, setting clear mission objectives, providing team feedback, and managing the day-to-day business of a branch (task management, civilian, contractor, and military personnel actions, etc.).   Knowledge of the mission, roles, functions, organizational structures, and operation of the DoD, Air Force, and organizations that govern, interface with, and/or influence the systems acquisition process is desired. Candidates should have skills to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff in critical aspects of development and production, support of systems, subsystems, or equipment and to coordinate various aspects of systems acquisition such as engineering, contracting, financial management, configuration, test, and manufacturing. Candidates should have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy. In addition, candidates should have knowledge of the policies, practices, regulations, and laws concerning the acquisition management process and initiatives, along with risk management and System Engineering knowledge and/or experience. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge with a special emphasis in the EMD phase of acquisition and should possess Program Management (1101 Job Series or equivalent) experience.

  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Post Date: January 13, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
    • Website: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/ Apply at: https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t000000CWGdEAAX 
    • Additional Information: U.S. Citisenship Required

      Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time System Safety Engineer (960784) to work in the Minuteman III Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base, UT.

      This position is an NH-0801-03, which has a typical 2021 salary range of $77,488 - $119,787.

      The primary purpose of this position is to ensure system safety hazards are identified and mitigated resulting in mishap prevention and communication of system safety risks.  This position will exercise technical responsibilities over the combination of disciplines that encompass the processes and approaches for addressing laws, regulations, Executive Orders (EO), DoD policies, environmental compliance, and hazards associated with environmental impacts, system safety (e.g., platforms, systems, system-of-systems, weapons, explosives, software, ordnance, combat systems), occupational safety and health, hazardous materials management, and pollution prevention.

  • NASA Marshal Space Flight Center (MSFC)
    • Post Date: January 18, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 23, 2021
    • Website: https://www.usajobs.org 
    • Additional Information: 

      NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL is actively recruiting early career engineers.  job announcement will be posted on https://www.usajobs.gov during the week of January 18, 2021.   Since this position is announced under Direct Hire Authority (DHA), https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/#url=Governmentwide-Authority, resumes of every applicant will be forwarded to hiring managers.  Once the hiring managers make their selection(s), the applicants’ qualifications will be verified by a staffing specialist. 

      This announcement includes language to allow for May/June 2021 graduates to be considered along with prior graduates.  This is a great opportunity for your graduates to secure a NASA job offer in Spring 2021, prior to graduation.  

  • EERE Robotics Internship Program
    • Application Deadline: Application and recommendations are due February 8, 2021, 4:00 PM EST.
    • Website: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EERE-Robotics-2021
    • Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to intern at federal national laboratories throughout the United States
    • Eligibility: 

      Be a U.S. citizen

      Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2021.

      Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline related to robotics and/or manufacturing.

  • The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Posted Date: January 5, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 19, 2021
    • Website: Apply at Apply at https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t0000008nkq3AAA  by close of business January 19, 2021
    • Additional Information: The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking two full-time General Engineers(Systems Engineers) to work in the for the Secure Storage Division (NDW), Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate (AD), Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, NM. This position is an NH-801-03, which has a typical 2020 salary range of $ $77,204 - $119,350. 
    • Requirements for this position: 
    • U.S. CITIZENSHIP
    • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • A professional engineering degree at the bachelor’s level from an ABET accredited institution is mandatory. An advanced engineering degree, such as a Masters or a PhD is preferred.
    • The candidate must possess experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • 3 to 5 years of experience using principles of systems engineering, test engineering or cyber engineering.
    • Candidates should have experience in executing analytical studies of complex systems with strong ability to gather, assemble, analyze and interpret data and results to provide support to decision makers.
    • Knowledge of DoD engineering standards and governing documents.
    • The position is coded under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP); Systems Engineering Level 2 certification is required within 24 months.
    • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
    • In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee are required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and may be required to file annually.
       
  • High-Energy-Density Physics Program (HEDP) 2021 Summer Student Internship
    • Application deadline: 1/18/2021
    • Application Link: Student Programs (llnl.gov)
      • Graduate Student Internship: Job # 107334
      • Undergrad Student Internship: Job #107332 
    • More Information: There are opportunities for student interns to conduct research in fields such as nuclear physics, radiation transport, hydrodynamics, astrophysics, plasma dynamics, numerical methods, and computer science supporting national security of the Weapons and Complex Integration Directorate. Students must arrive in May or June, work for three months and depart in August or September. 
  • MSIPP Internship
    • Posted date: 11/19/2020
    • Application deadline: 1/20/2021
    • Website:  https://orise.orau.gov/msipp/locations/savannah.html
    • This program is managed by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) on behalf of DOE-EM. A complete description of the MSIPP Internships and a link to the application section with position descriptions can be found online. Select designated national laboratory available positions.
  • The Intelligent Energetic Systems Engineering
    (INTENSE) REU at New Mexico Tech
    • Engage in research related to:
      robotics • smart materials • control systems
      explosives • shock physics • aerodynamics
      propulsion • high-speed fluid and solid mechanics
    • Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2021
    • Website:  For more information or to apply, go to: nmt.edu/INTENSE or email intense.reu@nmt.edu 
  • NASCENT Summer Research Opportunity (REU)
    • Posted date: 11/9/2020
    • Application deadline: 2/28/2021
    • Website: https://nascent.utexas.edu/research-experience-undergraduates-reu-program 
    • Additional information: Visit our website to learn a about the benefits of participating, potential research topics, and application requirements.   Health conditions due to COVID-19 will be monitored closely and this program may be run virtually.
  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Post Date: January 13, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
    • Website: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/ Apply at: https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t000000CWGdEAAX 
    • Additional Information: U.S. Citisenship Required

      Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time System Safety Engineer (960784) to work in the Minuteman III Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base, UT.

      This position is an NH-0801-03, which has a typical 2021 salary range of $77,488 - $119,787.

      The primary purpose of this position is to ensure system safety hazards are identified and mitigated resulting in mishap prevention and communication of system safety risks.  This position will exercise technical responsibilities over the combination of disciplines that encompass the processes and approaches for addressing laws, regulations, Executive Orders (EO), DoD policies, environmental compliance, and hazards associated with environmental impacts, system safety (e.g., platforms, systems, system-of-systems, weapons, explosives, software, ordnance, combat systems), occupational safety and health, hazardous materials management, and pollution prevention.

  • NASA Marshal Space Flight Center (MSFC)
    • Post Date: January 18, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 23, 2021
    • Website: https://www.usajobs.org   
    • Additional Information: 

      NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL is actively recruiting early career engineers.  job announcement will be posted on https://www.usajobs.gov during the week of January 18, 2021.   Since this position is announced under Direct Hire Authority (DHA), https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/#url=Governmentwide-Authority, resumes of every applicant will be forwarded to hiring managers.  Once the hiring managers make their selection(s), the applicants’ qualifications will be verified by a staffing specialist. 

      This announcement includes language to allow for May/June 2021 graduates to be considered along with prior graduates.  This is a great opportunity for your graduates to secure a NASA job offer in Spring 2021, prior to graduation.  

  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Application Deadline: January 21, 2021
    • Website: Apply at https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t0000008nnuhAAA 
    • Additional Information: 
      • Candidates must have at least 2 years of engineering experience.

      • Education and experience in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, materials engineering, or chemical engineering is desired

      • Highly qualified candidates will have experience in ballistic missile design, cruise missile design, design and theory of radars, engagement/survivability modeling, or weapon lethality assessments.

      • Requirements:

        U.S. CITIZENSHIP

        Obtain and maintain TS/SCI security clearance

        Initial and random drug testing

        Obtain a Level 2 Defense Acquisition certification in Engineering within 24 months

  • AmriGlobal
  • Lawrence Livermore National Labs
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Sandia National Labs
  • Sombra Cosmetics
  • US Forest Service
    • Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs   
    • Additional information: At the U.S. Forest Service, you can make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Find out more about our available job openings.
  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Post Date:January 13, 2021
    • Application Deadline:January 27, 2021
    • Website: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/  Apply at:  https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t000000CWGjWAAX 
    • Additional Information: 

      This position is an NH-1101-04 which has a typical 2021 salary range of 108,885 - $166,502.
      The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the supervisory Acquisition Program Manager for GBSD Program Execution Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Contract Management Branch Chief, overseeing and directing the overall EMD activities of the organization. The position provides technical leadership in planning, analyzing, and evaluating efforts used to support weapon system requirements, translate requirements into design criteria, and develop weapon system solutions.

      Candidates should have experience leading diverse working groups or teams, setting clear mission objectives, providing team feedback, and managing the day-to-day business of a branch (task management, civilian, contractor, and military personnel actions, etc.).   Knowledge of the mission, roles, functions, organizational structures, and operation of the DoD, Air Force, and organizations that govern, interface with, and/or influence the systems acquisition process is desired. Candidates should have skills to plan, organize, and direct the functions and staff in critical aspects of development and production, support of systems, subsystems, or equipment and to coordinate various aspects of systems acquisition such as engineering, contracting, financial management, configuration, test, and manufacturing. Candidates should have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing, clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy. In addition, candidates should have knowledge of the policies, practices, regulations, and laws concerning the acquisition management process and initiatives, along with risk management and System Engineering knowledge and/or experience. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge with a special emphasis in the EMD phase of acquisition and should possess Program Management (1101 Job Series or equivalent) experience.

  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Post Date: January 13, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
    • Website: https://www.afnwc.af.mil/About-Us/Jobs/ Apply at: https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t000000CWGdEAAX 
    • Additional Information: U.S. Citisenship Required

      Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking a full-time System Safety Engineer (960784) to work in the Minuteman III Systems Directorate at Hill Air Force Base, UT.

      This position is an NH-0801-03, which has a typical 2021 salary range of $77,488 - $119,787.

      The primary purpose of this position is to ensure system safety hazards are identified and mitigated resulting in mishap prevention and communication of system safety risks.  This position will exercise technical responsibilities over the combination of disciplines that encompass the processes and approaches for addressing laws, regulations, Executive Orders (EO), DoD policies, environmental compliance, and hazards associated with environmental impacts, system safety (e.g., platforms, systems, system-of-systems, weapons, explosives, software, ordnance, combat systems), occupational safety and health, hazardous materials management, and pollution prevention.

  • NASA Marshal Space Flight Center (MSFC)
    • Post Date: January 18, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 23, 2021
    • Website: https://www.usajobs.gov 
    • Additional Information: 

      NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL is actively recruiting early career engineers.  job announcement will be posted on https://www.usajobs.gov during the week of January 18, 2021.   Since this position is announced under Direct Hire Authority (DHA), https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/direct-hire-authority/#url=Governmentwide-Authority, resumes of every applicant will be forwarded to hiring managers.  Once the hiring managers make their selection(s), the applicants’ qualifications will be verified by a staffing specialist. 

      This announcement includes language to allow for May/June 2021 graduates to be considered along with prior graduates.  This is a great opportunity for your graduates to secure a NASA job offer in Spring 2021, prior to graduation.  

  •  
  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Application Deadline: January 21, 2021
    • Website: Apply at https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t0000008nnuhAAA 
    • Additional Information: 
      • Candidates must have at least 2 years of engineering experience.

      • Education and experience in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, materials engineering, or chemical engineering is desired

      • Highly qualified candidates will have experience in ballistic missile design, cruise missile design, design and theory of radars, engagement/survivability modeling, or weapon lethality assessments.

      • Requirements:

        U.S. CITIZENSHIP

        Obtain and maintain TS/SCI security clearance

        Initial and random drug testing

        Obtain a Level 2 Defense Acquisition certification in Engineering within 24 months

  • EERE Robotics Internship Program
    • Application Deadline: Application and recommendations are due February 8, 2021, 4:00 PM EST.
    • Website: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EERE-Robotics-2021
    • Additional Information: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to intern at federal national laboratories throughout the United States
    • Eligibility: 

      Be a U.S. citizen

      Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2021.

      Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline related to robotics and/or manufacturing.

  • The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
    • Posted Date: January 5, 2021
    • Application Deadline: January 19, 2021
    • Website: Apply at Apply at https://afcs.force.com/s/registration?jobId=a05t0000008nkq3AAA  by close of business January 19, 2021
    • Additional Information: The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is currently seeking two full-time General Engineers(Systems Engineers) to work in the for the Secure Storage Division (NDW), Air Delivered Capabilities Directorate (AD), Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, Kirtland AFB, NM. This position is an NH-801-03, which has a typical 2020 salary range of $ $77,204 - $119,350. 
    • Requirements for this position: 
    • U.S. CITIZENSHIP
    • Required to handle and safeguard sensitive and/or classified information in accordance with regulations to reduce potential compromise; employee must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • A professional engineering degree at the bachelor’s level from an ABET accredited institution is mandatory. An advanced engineering degree, such as a Masters or a PhD is preferred.
    • The candidate must possess experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • 3 to 5 years of experience using principles of systems engineering, test engineering or cyber engineering.
    • Candidates should have experience in executing analytical studies of complex systems with strong ability to gather, assemble, analyze and interpret data and results to provide support to decision makers.
    • Knowledge of DoD engineering standards and governing documents.
    • The position is coded under the Acquisition Professional Development Program (APDP); Systems Engineering Level 2 certification is required within 24 months.
    • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft
    • In accordance with the Ethics in Government Act, 1978, employee are required to file an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and may be required to file annually.  
  • Summer Intensive Research Internship (Cyber-Physical Systems) 
    • Application Opens: January 1, 2021
    • Application Deadline: February 15, 2021 
    • Website: https://autonomy.unm.edu/ 
    • Eligibility: 
      • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in CPS-related fields and in diversity and inclusivity. 
      • Underrepresented students are particularly encouraged to apply
    • Contact:carolj@unm.edu
  • AECOM
  • AmriGlobal
  • ATA
  • Boeing 
  • ^Build with Robots
  • Eaton
  • Flow Science 3D
    • Website:  https://www.flow3d.com/ 
    • Additional information: FLOW-3D products are used by engineers, designers and researchers across a broad range of applications including water and environmental, metal casting, additive manufacturing, coastal and maritime, manufacturing, microfluidics, biotech, consumer products, and energy.
  • Lawrence Livermore National Labs
  • LoadPath
  • Los Alamos National Labs
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Raytheon
  • Sandia National Labs
  • Sierra Peaks
  • US Forest Service
    • Website:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/jobs   
    • Additional information: At the U.S. Forest Service, you can make a lasting impact on the world around you and unlock opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Find out more about our available job openings.
  • Tau Technologies