New Mexico Office of the Governor: State Personnel Office

New Mexico Office of the Governor

State Personnel Office

***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline: 


INDUSTRY: Federal / State / Local Government

ABOUT US: The State Personnel Office is responsible for the administration and oversight of the classified service personnel system which consists of approximately 18,000 state employees from approximately 68 executive state agencies, boards and commissions. A comprehensive system of human resource management is achieved through the integration of five functional areas which are administered by the State Personnel Director with oversight by a five-member State Personnel Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: The intern will responsible for supporting and contributing to the Recruitment and Workforce Planning teams

REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Our teams participate in department meetings on a regular basis and we hold all-staff meetings on a regular basis. All via Zoom platform.

TIME ZONE: Mountain Time

WORKING HOURS: There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.


  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Personal laptop
  • Web Camera
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

2020 Intern Reflection:

At the New Mexico State Personnel Office, I have been working mainly in two fields: state employee recruitment, and in DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion). For recruitment, I have helped develop informational materials for state hiring managers that promote bias-free recruiting and cultivating a diverse pool of applicants. In DEI, I have been working on building curriculum for a three-part anti-racism training that will be available to New Mexico state employees.

Although the internship is remote, office culture is still lively. The full State Personnel Office gathers for all-staff meetings multiple times each week, cultivating a warm and inclusive environment. One nice surprise has been that the SPO treats interns like normal employees, and they give me a lot of autonomy with my projects.

-Jasmine Parmley '21

2019 Intern Reflection:

This internship has offered me an opportunity to learn about my home state in unique way that I couldn’t emulate elsewhere. In this office- that handles oversight and human resources for many agencies of the state- every task I have completed as an opportunity to learn more about these agencies their operations. Working closely with Director Pamela Coleman really 'makes' this internship. She has offered flexibility but guidance on how to contribute to the tasks of the office in a way that is instructive and meaningful. In most recent example of this, I am now working closely with the state’s internship program coordinator to coordinate an Intern Summit which will gather all New Mexico State Interns to connect with each other and current Cabinet Secretaries.

Omar Cano '22

Santa Fe, NM