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Stephen Wells Bright Star Scholar Program

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources is seeking undergraduate candidates for our Stephen Wells Bright Star Scholar Program. This program is a paid internship for NMT students who wish to work with and be mentored by one of our research scientists. Scholars will be paid $17/hour during their internships and can receive up to $11,500 per calendar year. These internships offer flexible hours and can extend into the summer. Employment can be in any area of NMBGMR specialization or service.

Current and past Stephen Wells Bright Star Interns have gained valuable experience at the NM Bureau of Geology and have made great contributions to furthering our mission.


Alumni and other supporters of NMT or the Bureau of Geology are encouraged to support the Stephen Wells Bright Star Scholar Program.

All donations are managed by the NMT Office of Advancement. If requested, internships can be named in honor or in memorium. Your generous donation is tax deductible and can be made by credit card via an online form. For those who prefer not to donate via credit card, or for larger donations (over $5000), please contact the NMT Office of Advancement at or call 575.835.5352 to discuss other giving options in support of this program.

Student Spotlights

Kyle Gallant (2021 intern)
Haley Dietz (2020 intern)
20 December, 2023