To provide departments the ability to engage high school and non-UNM college students in mutually beneficial paid internship opportunities at the University of New Mexico, the Division of Human Resources has developed two non-UNM student programs. Both programs provide student recruitment opportunities by highlighting UNM as an employer and higher education institution of choice.
- The UNM Youth Summer Worker Program:
- Youth Summer Worker 1
- Youth Summer Worker 2
- UNM Academic Internship Program:
*Specific start and end dates are typically determined and announced in March/April of each year.
How to Request a Non-UNM Student Position
Follow the standard UNMTemps request process in UNMJobs:
- For more information, a step-by-step guide can be found on the Employment Knowledge Base. For assistance, e-mail email@example.com.
- Youth Summer Workers and Academic Interns may be hired through a competitive or non-competitive process.
Minors on Campus
Per Section 4.2 of University Administrative Policy (UAP) – Policy 2205: Minors on Campus - “All authorized adults in University programs must clear criminal background checks prior to participation in these University programs. Program leaders may require other authorized adults to clear background checks prior to participation in University programs. Background checks are valid for three years.”
“Authorized adults” means individuals who are responsible for the care and custody of, or who might have unsupervised interactions with, minors in University programs.
If individuals selected for hire are under the age of 18, department must submit a Background Check Request for each authorized adult(s) that will be interacting with the minor employee(s). Until these authorized adults have completed their background checks, minor employees will not be allowed to start work.
It is the department’s responsibility to ensure that all authorized adults complete the appropriate training offered on Learning Central (Minors on Campus – Online Course EOD 486). The same training and certification can be located on the UNM Compliance Office website.
Note: Non-UNM Student Hire positions are subject to normal UNMTemps administrative fees
Child Labor Laws
Child Labor Laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), hours worked by 14- and 15-year-olds are limited to:
- Non-School Hours
- 3 Hours in a School Day
- 18 Hours in a School Week
- 8 Hours on a Non-School Day
- 40 Hours on a Non-School Week
- Hours Between 7am and 7pm (except from June 1 through Labor Day, when evening hours are extended to 9pm)
For additional information regarding Youth Labor, please visit:
- U.S. Department of Labor: FLSA Child Labor Rules Advisor
- NM Department of Workforce Solutions Labor Information – Child Labor
Non-UNM Student Hire Program Participants will be automatically separated from employment on their pre-determined assignment end date. It is the department’s responsibility to ensure that the participant discontinues work on the Program end date.
Should a department choose to end the original assignment early, the host department should follow the standard UNMTemps separation process.
If you are considering employing a Youth Summer Worker / Academic Intern with a disability and need assistance in determining necessary accommodations, please contact the UNM Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 277-5251.
Please contact the UNMTemps office at 505-277-1405 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions concerning the establishment or administration of the Youth Summer Worker and/or Academic Internship Program.