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Summer Enrichment Internship Program

Summer Enrichment Internship Program 2021-07-27T09:52:34-06:00

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The Mission

The College and Career Readiness Bureau (CCRB) of the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) launched the Summer Enrichment Internship Program. The federal government has committed more than $9.89 million for the program as part of pandemic relief efforts. Under the program, funding is available to cover the cost of summer internships for current New Mexico high school students in June-September of 2021 only. The goal is to provide high school students with the opportunity to participate in high-quality internships (20 hours per week for 6 weeks) in government agencies, including county, tribal, and/or municipal placements.

Participating Counties, Tribes, & Pueblos

Right now, 23 counties, tribes, and pueblos are participating in the Summer Enrichment Internship Program.


  • Bernalillo
  • Cibola
  • Colfax
  • Curry
  • De Baca
  • Dona An
  • Grant
  • Los Alamos
  • McKinley
  • Rio Arriba
  • Roosevelt
  • Sandoval
  • San Miguel
  • San Juan
  • Santa Fe
  • Socorro
  • Taos
  • Torrance
  • Valencia

Pueblos & Tribes:

  • Jicarilla Apache (State date: June 28, 2021)
  • Laguna-Cibola (Start date: July 12, 2021)
  • Navajo Nation
  • Ohkay Owingeh
  • Picuris (Start date: June 21, 2021)
  • Pojoaque
  • Santo Domingo


Intern Certificates

Intern Orientation & 6 Week Curriculum CONDENSED

Intern Orientation & 6 Week Curriculum CONDENSED Facilitation Guide

Student Internship Packet

Employability Skills Workshop PPT

Mentor Feedback for Interns Survey

Marketing Resources Survey: To receive personalized marketing resources to help you recruit coordinators and students to your program, please fill out this quick, six-question survey. Our Communications Coordinator, Christian Naranjo, will email you the personalized marketing resources as quickly as possible.

Internship Application Form

Coordinator Position Description

Intern Position Descriptions (please adjust as needed)

Important Dates & Meetings

Each Thursday, our team will be available to discuss next steps in implementing the program while answering any questions.

Recordings from previous meetings

Three identical sessions provided training for coordinators.

Three identical sessions provided training for mentors.


Reach out to the following contacts:

  • Dr. Elaine Perea, College and Career Readiness Bureau Director:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-469-3475
  • Marc Duske, College and Career Readiness Bureau Special Projects Manager:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-490-7804
  • Jaime Hernandez, College and Career Readiness Bureau/Department of Workforce Solutions Youth Work-Based Learning Coordinator:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-250-2668
  • Mike May, FutureFocusedEducation Director of Workforce Learning
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-312-2389
  • Denise Ojeda, College and Career Readiness Bureau Education Administrator:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-490-2160
  • Rebecca Sisneros, Department of Workforce Solutions
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-697-7872
  • Jose Villarreal Jr., Farmington Municipal Schools Work-Based Learning Coordinator
    • Email:
    • Phone: 505-787-1919
Page last updated July 27, 2021