PNM, UNM partnership creates equitable employment opportunities for college students

July 1, 2022 - Anna Dykeman

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – Today, PNM and The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management announced a partnership focused on facilitated student internships, student projects and regional innovation that will provide equitable opportunities for college students to work in diverse workplaces solving real-world challenges. PNM will expand Anderson’s efforts by creating a coalition of businesses throughout the state, increasing the New Mexico economy by helping keep skilled New Mexico college graduates employed in state.

“Our solid partnership with UNM Anderson paves the way for forming a coalition of businesses all over New Mexico to help college students with their long-term career success and also increasing economic development by supporting New Mexico businesses with local skilled workforce,” said Becky Teague, PNM Vice President of Human Resources. “Working together to create increased access to quality education and local job opportunities is critical to New Mexico’s future.”

“PNM is a great community partner, one that values education, regional innovation, and the long-term vision of our state,” said Mitzi M. Montoya, Anderson dean. “This multifaceted program, which is open to any New Mexico company, will support the professional development of college students, provide hands-on experience, and contribute to business growth by providing access to much needed skilled talent. This is a model for how universities and the business community can collaborate to make an impactful change for the state’s future workforce.”

To participate in this program, students must be enrolled in the UNM Anderson School of Management and can apply for the internship through Handshake, UNM’s campus-wide online job and internship database. Students can also reach out to Kelsey Molo, Anderson’s internship coordinator, at for more information. Internships in this program offer earned credits and are paid. For more program qualification details, visit