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Apprenticeships, Trades, Jobs & Internships

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Apprenticeships through NM Department of Workforce Solutions: overview of how they work

Apprenticeships listed by trade/topic: 42 different options, ranging from plumbing to carpentry to computer support!

Journeyman opportunities in the trades: plumbing, pipefitting, sheet metal work (PDF)

TLC paid, 4-year Apprenticeship Program (PDF): specializations include HVAC Technician, Plumber, Auto/Diesel Mechanic, Electrician, Project Manager, Fabricator/Welder and TLC Quick Facts (PDF) salary range for these careers

Electrician Apprenticeship Program (PDF)

Contact info (PDF) for these programs

CNM's diverse trade programs: everything from plumbing to carpentry to beer brewing!

CNM Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp for you coders!

Court reporting & subtitle/captioning work (PDF) - if you're a fast typist and want to make GOOD money, check it out! The closest school for training in court reporting and closed captioning is El Paso Community College

SIPI Community College in ABQ for Native American students has multiple excellent trade & Associate's degree programs

Work Permits

jobsWant to get a job during high school?  You need to be at least 14 years old and will need a work permit if you're under 16. Find the permit application and detailed information on the Department of Workforce Solutions website. Permits are good for 1 year. 


NM's Department of Workforce Solutions has super-helpful information about local internship opportunities! Check out their internship webpages here and here!

What Are Internships Really Like? (PDF)

Sandia National Labs Internships

Apply online for prestigious and competitive SNL Internships, both summer and year-round.

City of Albuquerque Youth Programs

Visit the City of Albuquerque website for information about Jobs, Volunteering and Training.

¡Explora! Museum Youth Internship Program

¡Explora! Museum in Old Town offers high school students a 3-year internship. May not be available during COVID: contact ¡Explora! for up-to-date information. Details here.

PAID Medical Internships at Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital offers PAID summer internships (competitive program, must apply) to graduating seniors only.  Application and program criteria on website. Nov. 2021 update: PROGRAM IS ON HOLD DUE TO COVID.