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Pause in LANL summer student programs

Posted: Tuesday, March 24 7:43 a.m.

John Sarrao, Deputy Director, Science, Technology and Engineering, issued this announcement on Monday, March 23:

Effective immediately, we are pausing all summer student programs for 2020. Specifically, until this guidance is modified, we will no longer transition to regular from causal status, onboard, or hire additional students or student guests. For the purposes of reporting to work or teleworking, “year-round” students already working at the Laboratory are treated as other lab employees.

We are taking this step out of concern for the health and safety of our workforce and our current and future students, and driven by the extraordinary measures that are currently in effect due to the ongoing pandemic (social distancing, significant mentor teleworking, self-isolation requirements upon arrival in New Mexico and other steps).

Our summer students are a key element of our workforce and our future staff pipeline. We are actively exploring options to create safe and meaningful opportunities for our students including remote work, virtual summer schools, online lecture series and other possibilities. However, it seems likely that our student population during the summer of 2020 will be substantially curtailed.

While we recognize that this guidance is incomplete and subject to change as the situation evolves, we believe it is important to communicate the current pause to all concerned in order to hopefully reduce impacts on affected students who might be considering travel and housing plans for this summer.

We will update this guidance and the status of our summer student programs as developments warrant. We are also happy to address individual questions via email to: student_programs@lanl.gov

We fully understand that this action adds to the stress and uncertainty that many are feeling in this current crisis. We therefore ask for your patience and support as we all work through this challenging period.


Due to the unpredictable trajectory of the COVID19 pandemic there is a risk that many summer student internships will not come together. We advise landlords and students alike to consider this current reality in making decisions regarding rental or lease agreements. If a student makes a decision, based on the current uncertainty of the situation, to abandon their LANL internship offer or if a LANL organization decides to cancel the appointment we respectfully request landlords to return all deposits, fees, and advance rent payments without prejudice. Thank you so much for your patience in these extraordinary circumstances. If any questions should arise, please contact Josefina Salazar via email to student-housing@lanl.gov



Los Alamos / White Rock/Jemez Springs

(Posted 4/1/2020) In White Rock about 8 minutes away from the lab, fully furnished large bedroom with private bath available for rent on the 1st floor of a two story house. Home is located in 1 acre and 1/2 of land, walking distance to bus stop. Amenities include covered patio, shared sitting room, separate laundry facilities, kitchenette plenty of parking. Housekeeper on site every two weeks. $700/month utilities included. Contact Ina at 505-690-0733.

(Posted 3/19/2020) Looking for a roommate to share 2/br 2/bath apartment starting April 8th. Approximately one mile distance to lab. Shared living spaces and kitchen. Rent and utilities bill will be split in half. Right now rent is $1300 including water and trash bill. The electric and gas bill run from $35-$50 each. Contact Chau by text at 469-422-3462.

(Posted 3/19/2020) Available April 8 - June 30. Fully furnished 1 bedroom private bath for rent in apartment located near the acquatic center in Los Alamos. About 5 minutes commute to LANL.  Shared living spaces and kitchen. Incoming person responsible for $600/month + half of monthly utilities. Unit laundry room available and located in each building. Pets allowed with deposit + monthly fee. Contact Carlos kye76@yahoo.com

(Posted 3/19/2020) Rooms for rent in quiet neighborhood in White Rock (8 miles from Lab). Fully furnished bedroom. All utilities are included, wi-fi and use of full kitchen, shared living spaces and washer/dryer. Free bus route 2 blocks from house. Walking distance to grocery store. No pets. No smoking. $690/month utilities included, deposit $275 rental agreement.  Contact Lori @ 505-660-0246 or email heidiofthemountain@gmail.com. Daily, weekly or monthly rentals available. Pictures furnished upon request.

(Posted 3/10/2020) Available immediately fully furnished room and private bath for rent in 3BR/2BA house in White Rock. The house is shared with husband and wife one dog and cats. Amenities include WiFi, shared kitchen, washer/dryer, and living room. Rent is $750/month utilities included. $750 deposit required. Plenty of on street parking. Contact Amanda avandyke2@gmail.com or 719-671-5091.

(Posted 2/19/2020) Available now. Furnished cozy and comfortable rooms available for rent, shared with other LANL students in a friendly and quiet atmosphere. Full access to fully equipped kitchen, common spacious and bright living areas (large living room, dinning room & sunroom), large laundry room with washer/dryer, and sunny patio in the backyard. No pets. Conveniently located one block from the bus line, 10-minute bike ride or 5-minute drive to the Lab. $600/month, all utilities included plus WiFi and cleaning of common areas. Summer rentals $700/month. Contact Leticia at 505-412-3542 for more details.

 (Posted 1/14/2020) Fully furnished room available in 4 bedroom/1bath house located in White Rock with a large fenced backyard. 5-15-minute drive to Lab. 1 minute walk to the bus line. Shared kitchen, dishwasher living room, washer/dryer, Smart TV, plenty of parking. $500-$650 per month utilities included. Damage deposit of $500 required. No smoking in the house. Small pets allowed with additional $250 pet deposit and $100 rent.  Contact losalamosrooms@gmail.com or by text 762-436-6646.  

(Posted 1/14/2020) Fully furnished rooms for rent in beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. family home located in Pajarito Acres (6 miles from LANL). The house is located on 5 acres of land with indoor swimming pool and access to hiking/mountain biking and rock climbing. Walking distance to LANL Shuttle, grocery store and restaurants. Prices vary depending on room. Rent includes all utilities, WiFi and use of full kitchen, shared living spaces, and washer/dryer. Bi-weekly cleaning service of all bathrooms and shared living spaces also included in rent. Deposit required and no pets/smoking. To see photos of the rooms and house go to our website at http://www.pajaritohouse.com. Contact Dylan Cunnington at 424-744-0559 or email pajaritohouse@gmail.com for details.

(Posted 1/14/2020) Available March 20, 2020 fully furnished bedroom for rent in 3 bedroom/2 bath shared home located in Barranca Mesa. Bus stop walking distance from the house. Amenities include: WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, washer/dryer. $650 per month utilities included. Contact Melissa Theesfeld 505-412-9047. 

(Posted 1/14/2020) Available now, fully furnished 2 bed/1 Bath 1100-ft. executive suite for rent offered at $94 Gov Per Diem Rate, all utilities included. It is perfect for new hires who are looking for a home out of home. This fully furnished 2 bed/1 bath executive suite is conveniently located in western area, close to LANL (2 miles to the badge office), Smith's Grocery Store (3 miles), and bus stop, Bob's Bodacious BBQ, Cafe Sushi, and Papa Murphy's Pizza (0.5 miles). It is equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. A large living area has an oversized sectional sofa, 55" 4K 3D HDR SMART-TV with Comcast cable, high-speed internet, home theater system, Xbox/Wii game console, oven, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, mixer, and all cooking and serving essentials you might need. It also has compact-size washer/dryer and dishwasher. Pots and pans, kitchen utensils, linens and towels are provided. This suite is also equipped with a door frame gym, a high end Proform 1200e elliptical trainer, and a full body massage shower in bathroom. Pets are allowed, since it has a large fenced backyard. The suite can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people (1 queen, 2 twins). For more info and pictures, please contact jet360@gmail.com or 505-920-9095.

Santa Fe

(Posted 4/2/2020) Fully furnished bedroom/private bath (shared at times by guest visitors) on street parking, 8 min from park-n-ride, nearby library and shopping center, shared washer/dryer, kitchen, dining room and living room areas, outside patio and bar-b-que grill, wifi, direct tv. 45 min commute to LANL. No pets. $650/month utilities included. $300 deposit-negotiable, rental agreement possible. Contact Iven at ivengonzales@gmail.com or 505-257-8357.

(Posted 2/19/2020) Fully furnished room available for rent in large 4/BR 2/BA house. Shared with 3 young professionals (male). House has 2 full bathrooms, furnished living room with large 4K tv, washer/dryer, furnished kitchen, large fenced backyard and off street parking. Located in the Old Santa Fe neighborhood, one mile from downtown. An easy walk or bike ride to the Plaza. Approximately 35-45 minute commute to Los Alamos. No pets allowed. $800/mo all utilities included + internet. Please contact the following email if interested: peterhall7011@outlook.com .

(Posted 1/14/2020) Beautiful Home/Beautiful room. Share a home with a respectful, musical and athletic woman. Available February 1st. Furnished master bedroom with queen bed, private bathroom with walk-in closet. Shared kitchen, washer/dryer, WiFi, and community space. Big front yard and fenced backyards with off-street parking. $800/per month all utilities included. This 3-bedroom home is located near St. Vincent's Christus Hospital. Conveniently located near bus route and bike trails. Please contact Joy for a meet-and-greet at 505-660-1845.

(Posted 1/14/2020) Furnished rooms (choice of queen bed or two twin beds) available in 3 bedroom/2 bath home. 44 miles to the Lab. Access to common areas such as kitchen, patio and clubhouse with workout facility. Amenities include washer/dryer and WiFi.  No pets. $600/month. Call/text Kimberly at 505-309-8910

El Rancho / Nambe/ Pojoaque

(Posted 4/2/2020) Fully furnished bedroom + bonus room, with private bath available to rent in sunny adobe home in Pojoaque. Home has 2' thick walls, built in sections over a century, portal, quiet neighborhood, shared living spaces, washing machine/no dryer, plenty of parking, free internet . 23 miles commute to the lab. Cat onsite/ no other pets allowed. Offering is for one considerate person  $700-$800/month shared utilities (lower rate if willing to housesit and tend to cat while on travel). Contact Corey at poppytangerine1936@gmail.com

(Unceasing) Welcome to Casitas on the Vineyard, a collection of 5 different & fully outfitted casita rentals located adjacent to a working vineyard in Nambe, just 30 minutes east of LANL. Each casita offers something unique in configuration and size. We offer 4 single-BR configurations and one 2-BR casita (owner's former residence). Some have their own carport, and all with a southwestern motif. The gated property offers solitude surrounded by a rural environment with views of the star-filled skies from private patios. Four casitas exist on one side of the 7-acre vineyard, while the newest casita (Lucky) and the owner's home can be seen on the adjacent side of the vineyard (just 1500' away).  Each casita is fully equipped (from coffee-cups to sheets), and include WiFi plus all utilities. Rental durations span from 2 nights to multi-month. Currently, Casas Manzana, Nambe, la Vina & Lucky are all available. Casa Merlot is occupied through at least mid-year 2020. Pricing, pictures, availability-calendars & glowing customer reviews of these 5-out-of-5 star properties can be seen within each unit's separate VRBO listing here: https://tinyurl.com/CasitasOnTheVineyard/. AirB&B has awarded us SuperHost status 7-Quarters in a row! We participate in LANL's 60-day Employee Settling-In House Reimbursement program, and accept the daily per-diem rate for 1-2 month stays, making your out-of-pocket housing cost $0. Contact us at Marys.Nice.Rentals@gmail.com for a showing or answers to any questions.


(Posted 3/19/2020) 3 single occupancy fully furnished rooms available in 3200 sq. ft Ranch style house on 8.5 acres in Espanola. 30 minute commute to LANL. Shared guest bathroom, living spaces and kitchen. Ample on-site parking, on-site dance studio/work out facility, washer/dryer. Pets negotiable. No smoking. $500/month utilites included (water, sewer, electric, wi-fi). Contact Josh 505-695-4362.  

(Posted 3/11/2020) Available April 1st two fully furnished 400 sq ft casitas for rent in Espanola. Casitas are located across the Northern New Mexico College, 2 miles from Richard Lucero Recreation Center and park. Casitas are furnished with dishes and linens, laundry facilities on site plus WiFi. $975/month all utilities included. $400 deposit. Contact Jake Martinez 505-753-9606.   

(Posted 3/11/2020) For rent fully furnished 2BR/2BA house located in a quiet private secure area in La Puebla, Espanola. Approximately 25 miles commute to LANL. BLM land near home great for hiking, biking and exploring. House has porch, WiFi, washer/dryer, and wood workshop. No pets. No smoking. Each room $850/month utilities included. Contact Mike 505-310-2715.  

(Posted 3/11/2020) Available now 2BR/2BA completely furnished mobile home for rent in Guachupangue, Espanola. Approximately 20 miles commute to LANL. Mobile home has a porch and is in a private fenced secure area. Washer/dryer on site. No pets allowed. No smoking. $800/month 1 tenant. $600/month per person if shared with other tenant, utilities include (water, sewer, trash). Tenant responsible for WiFi, satellite/cable plus electricity. Contact Gene 505-927-7702.

(Posted 3/11/2020) Available now unfurnished 1 bedroom/1 bath casita for rent in Espanola. Approximately 25 minute commute to LANL. Casita has a carport, kitchen and living space. No laundry facilities on site. No pets allowed. $600/month including utilities (electric/natural gas). $300 deposit. Contact Diana 505-927-0096.

(Posted 2/19/2020) Fully furnished 1/BR 1/BA (900 sq. ft.) apartment for rent. 35 miles commuting distance to Los Alamos. Apartment has a balcony and washer/dryer. No pets allowed.  $800/mo utilities included. Contact Johnny Borrego 505-614-4612.

(Posted 1/14/2020) Available now fully furnished 2 bedroom/1 bath home for rent in private safe secure area in Espanola. Home has private parking, living room, full large kitchen, washer/dryer.  20-minute commute to Los Alamos. $950/month utilities included. $450 deposit. Internet $25/month. Contact Juan Romero 505-469-0212.

(Posted 1/14/2020) Available in March partially furnished 1 bedroom/1 bath home for rent in private safe secure area in Espanola. Home has private parking, kitchenette with all its amenities microwave, stove, refrigerator, living room. No washer/dryer on premises. $850/month utilities included. $450 deposit. Internet $25/month. Contact Juan Romero 505-469-0212.  


Can't find housing? Don't panic. Hampton Inn & Suites in White Rock blocked a few rooms for short term or long term rentals. Guests that stay at the hotel are entitled to the Hotel's complimentary hot breakfast served daily 6-10am. Social hour served 5-6pm M-Thu. Hotel includes complimentary wireless and wired internet, fitness center and guest laundry. Walking distance to nearest bus stop, 10min driving distance to lab. Room rate: $94 plus tax. All reservations should be made directly with the hotel at 505-672-3838 Group Name: LANL Student Programs and guaranteed with a major credit card. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by a method of payment.

Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Fe All-Suite Hotel specializes in extended stay accommodations.

  • Studio Room (2 double, sofa bed, kitchenette, fireplace)
  • Penthouse Suite (1 bedroom, kitchenette, fireplace)
  • LANL Gov't Rate - $93/night
  • Free High Speed Internet; Free hot breakfast buffet; 40 HD channels; Fitness Center; Outdoor pool; Coin Laundry; 20 min walk to Park n Ride; 5 min from St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Contact: Carmella Flores - Director of Sales carmella.flores@marriott.com or 505-988-7300

Rooms are going fast. Book your corporate rate for Los Alamos National Lab here.If you are interested in finding a roommate post your request on the Students@LANL Facebookpage. 



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