High School Programs
High school students considering pursuing STEM (science, technology, math or engineering) majors in college have a unique opportunity for hands-on research under the guidance of undergraduates, graduate students and/or faculty.
UNM Engineering coordinates research experiences for high school students as part of the School's participation in National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers (ERCs), which bring academia and industry together to conduct research and educate students.
Research Learning Experiences Program
Who: 9-12 graders
When: Internships are available for the academic year and for 8-weeks in the summer
Pay: Volunteer and paid positions are available
The School of Engineering offers a limited number of mentored research laboratory positions to high school students. Students work on important engineering problems under the guidance of undergraduates, graduate students and/or faculty. They participate in group meetings and are invited to attend engineering seminars.
A short presentation and/or report are required at the end of the program.
There are two types of internships:
- Academic Year. If your school offers credit for internships during the academic year, you are invited to apply for these unpaid positions.
- Summer. Most summer internships are paid positions, with hourly rates set by the University’s Summer Youth Hire Program. This program runs from May through August. However, the professor for whom you work will set your actual work dates and number of hours per week. Not all summer internships are full time.
1) Student must be at least 16 years old at the time of hiring and be able to get a work permit from a school counselor at time of hiring.
2) For paid positions, student must be a citizen of the United States or be authorized to work in the U.S.
3) Student must have a reliable way to get to UNM.
4) Student must be committed to complete the entire program (8 weeks in the summer or one semester during the school year).
For Summer 2017 internships, we will accept applications between March 1 and March 31, 2017.
1. Online application: http://goo.gl/forms/VWEiuzrSCK
If you are unable to send any of these documents electronically, you may send hardcopies to the following address:
High School Summer Research Learning Experience
MSC 01-1145, Room 2101
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
For more information on UNM Engineering Outreach Programs, contact Stefi Weisburd, Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: (505) 272-7971 or ( 505) 277-8402.