Mayor Javier Gonzales has announced a pilot program to recruit talent to Santa Fe. For up to ten weeks this summer the City has partnered with Santa Fe University of Art and Design to provide paid internships for graduates and free housing for a group of graduating college students.
“We want to pilot something this summer to see if we can attract talent to Santa Fe and give our businesses the opportunity to try out a potential employee. We’ll be watching and learning as we go,” said Mayor Javier Gonzales.
Selected students will be housed free of charge in dorms on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus and the city will facilitate paid internships in the community with local organizations. Students will be paid the living wage in Santa Fe, $10.66 an hour.
Students interested in a summer job in Santa Fe should email a resume and letter of interest, including desired area of employment and type of undergraduate or graduate degree, to Kate Noble, Acting Director of Housing and Community Development at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must be graduates within the past year of a school located in New Mexico, students in Santa Fe are encouraged to apply. Living in the available housing is not a requirement for internship placement. Students will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Selection will be determined based on the qualifications of each individual and on the availability of internships at local organizations.
The City makes no guarantees on individual placements, job duties or the length of employment, students will be employed directly by organizations in the community.
All placements must comply with all applicable laws.
I think this is a great program that the mayor is pushing for internships for graduates of Santa Fe!