About the Internship
The New Mexico Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan, statewide business association, providing lobbying, advocacy, and other resources for New Mexico businesses. NMCC’s mission is to use the leadership and vision of the New Mexico business community to drive positive change by developing and advocating for effective public policy initiatives, with the end goal of making our state a leader in industry, innovation, economic competitiveness and overall quality of life.
NMCC is accepting applications for the NMCC Internship sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. The internship is a 10-week long leadership program designed for undergraduate and graduate students. The program is unmatched in its engagement with business leaders, interaction with elected officials, and opportunities to support important initiatives that benefit the state of New Mexico and its economic well-being.
The NMCC Intern will directly engage in NMCC’s member-driven policy development process by attending and participating in a variety of committee meetings. NMCC committees—comprised entirely of NMCC member businesses—offer a unique opportunity for NMCC members to add their expertise and judgement to our policymaking, as well as influence legislation and regulations that impact business. In addition to policy development the intern will have the opportunity to engage in educational, advocacy, and communication activities.
NMCC’s policy committees include: Agriculture & Food Processing, Economic Development & Technology, Education & Workforce Development, Energy & Extractive Industries, Environment, Water & Land Use, Healthcare, Taxation, and Workplace, Legal Reform & Government Accountability. The intern will have the unique opportunity to participate in NMCC discussions, policy formation, work directly with industry leaders, attend events and assist staff with special projects.
Deadline to Apply: September 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Anticipated Internship Commencement: September 20, 2021
Required Application Materials: Cover letter and resume with contact information for two references
Requirements: Must be able to work up to 20 hours per week on a regular, reliable schedule. Must be an undergraduate or graduate level student.
Degree Fields: All interested candidates will be considered, but an ideal candidate will major in business or public policy, esp. management, marketing, business law, general business, public policy, communications, or healthcare policy
Contact: Applicants, please send application materials to Janae Amparan, at email@example.com
Fall 2021 Intern
Almarina Sosa was born in North Carolina, and has lived the past 15 years in Anchorage, Alaska. She recently moved to New Mexico to pursue her degree in Political Science and Spanish at the University of New Mexico. She hopes to attend law school following her BA, and has a passion for social justice and politics. In addition she enjoys hiking, is an avid reader and loves to travel.
Past Policy Interns
Sall Ahmadian is a junior at the University of New Mexico studying English and Political Science (Go Lobos!). He is originally from Clovis, NM and has previously interned with the State Legislature, US House of Representatives and 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He loves all things politics and besides running, he usually spends his free time trying to figure out how the world works, or just playing with his dog. Sall is excited to be a part of NMCC’s team.