Internships are available with members of Mexico’s Government in Mexico City, Mexico. Similar to the federal government of the United States of America, the Mexican federal government has three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. Through the system of separation of powers each of these branches has some authority to act on its own, some authority to regulate the other two branches, and has some of its own authority is regulated by the other branches.
Responsibilities will vary but may include research, preparing legislation and being a personal assistant to members of Congress and their staff. Interns may attend committee meetings, debate sessions, and coordinate events. Students may be offered a range of projects according to interests and academic background. coordinate and maintain relationships with clients, coordinate events, compose briefs and articles for publication and assist with PR for marketing events around China, and other office work Organizing seminars, publishing information on trade and exporting.
Spanish proficiency is required
Interns are responsible for finding their own housing, but the Program Manager and host office will provide assistance.
Travel, Housing, and Living Expenses: $3000 - $5000
University of Utah Tuition
Academic Fee- $300
International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.
Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:
- Fall Semester: September-December
- Spring Semester: January-April
- Summer Semester: May-August
Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.
Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.
Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.