The Grupo Estrategia Politica is the top lobbying firm in the country. With over 15 years experience, their mission is to represent the public interest by designing policies in a transparent, informed manner. For more information about Grupo Estrategia Politica, please visit http://www.gep.com.mx/home/.
Interns will have the opportunity to assist in the development of client strategies and interact with Mexican diplomats as well as high profile clients. Interns will assist in daily operations, research on various projects and contracts, write reports, assist in the preparation of visits, and engage in public and private diplomacy. Interns may also be asked to assist in various other capacities in order to make the internship a productive learning experience.
Spanish fluency is required.
Students are responsible for housing, food, and travel expenses.
- 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 Jean Oh will contact you to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.