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High School Co-op Program

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  • Program Manager
  • Scott Robbins
  • Student Programs
  • (505) 663-5621
  • Email
  • Program Coordinator
  • Emily Robinson
  • Student Programs
  • 665-0964
  • Email

Opportunities for Northern New Mexico high school seniors

The High School Cooperative (HS Co-op) Program provides qualified Northern New Mexico high school seniors the opportunity to develop skills and gain work experience, while receiving exposure to a variety of career fields. This popular program provides employability skills and assists local area high school students with the school-to-work transition.

Participants who successfully complete the program may be eligible to receive high school credit from their schools. The participating high schools establish eligibility criteria to receive this credit.

Northern New Mexico students from alternative schooling, including home-schooled students, are also welcome to apply (with guidance counselor approval).

Students have the opportunity to work full-time during the summer between their junior and senior years and may continue the appointment in part-time status during the academic year.

Applicants are screened by designated high school representatives for aptitudes and interests, grade point average, and number of credits toward graduation.

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. (unless school requires a higher G.P.A. to participate)
  • The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a pre-employment drug test.

High school co-op post graduate category

If you are a high school graduate and have not been accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate program, you may be eligible for the High School Co-op Post Graduate category.

Post Graduate students may move to UGS status when documentation is provided indicating acceptance into an undergraduate program.

How to apply

All interested students will be required to submit a resume, current unofficial transcript and a cover letter via email to the HS Co-op Program Coordinator. The application period is open from February to March each year.  All application materials must be coordinated with the High School Co-op Program contact from each school.

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