Mexico’s vibrant culture is a melting pot of influences that are ancient and modern as well as local and international. This dynamic and lively environment is an ideal location for interns who want to experience cultural immersion both in and out of the workplace and to feel connected to an international community of professionals in their field. Interns in Mexico have the opportunity to practice their Spanish in a real world setting while gaining hands-on work experience that will give them a competitive advantage in the work place.
Those looking to increase their knowledge of Latin American cultures will find this a beneficial program. While fully immersed in this culture, interns will also gain a valuable perspective of their career field.
Cuernavaca is known as the city of eternal spring, and it lives up to this reputation with its year-round temperate climate and its numerous parks, gardens, tree-lined streets, and ornate flower beds. The city boasts landmarks such as ancient Aztec ruins and the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, which is a masterpiece of Spanish colonial architecture. These sights speak to Cuernavaca’s storied history as a cultural center for the various groups who ruled it in past centuries. The influences left by these groups are felt today in the language, dress, food, art, music, and lifestyle of the city.
- World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
- Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
- It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
- It is preferred that interns considering Mexico should have an intermediate level of Spanish language skills.
“I met a lot of wonderful people in Mexico and there are people I still stay in contact with.”
- Matthew, Intern in Mexico
World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Mexico, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.
World Endeavors offers internships in Mexico in the following fields:
Architecture and Landscape Architecture interns work in architectural firms and assist professionals with a wide range of projects at various stages of design and construction.
Coaching and Sports Management interns help with marketing and promotion efforts, plan events, and manage facilities for athletic teams as well as learn about the business side of sports.
Communications interns design websites, plan marketing campaigns, organize publicity events, write press releases, or develop and implement communications strategies.
Criminal Justice interns work with local law enforcement agencies and security departments gaining experience in law enforcement and legal services.
Education interns assist local educators in primary and secondary schools and other institutions to promote learning in the classroom and in the local community.
Environmental Conservation interns work on a wide range of projects to protect habitats, study soil, air and water quality, define environmental policies, and promote conservation through community education.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Finance interns work in banks and in company finance departments assisting with research, financial analysis, reporting, preparation of financial documents, and administration.
Healthcare interns assist health professionals in a range of projects from public health initiatives to medical research or healthcare administration.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
International Relations interns work for organizations engaged with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development; they gain experience with research, grants, reporting, and policy.
Journalism interns work with journalists to liaise with the public and research stories, write articles, and/or report on local events for magazines, newspapers, or other print or digital media companies.
Marketing interns work in advertising agencies or in the marketing departments of a wide variety of companies, planning and managing campaigns, analyzing market information, assisting with websites and social media, and interfacing with clients.
Media Studies interns work at radio and television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising or public relations agencies, and other print or digital media companies gaining professional experience in a wide range of job duties and picking up a host of valuable practical skills.
Performing Arts interns may assist actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff or back-office management with the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.
Public Health interns work with public health officials in government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects focused on disease and injury prevention, assessment of community health requirements, addressing environmental challenges, and creating public policy.
Public Relations interns work in PR agencies or in company PR departments learning about strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.
Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.
World Endeavors interns in Mexico live in shared rooms in home stay accommodations. Host families provide support for interns, introducing them to Mexican culture firsthand and giving them an opportunity to practice their Spanish. A single room may be arranged for an additional fee.
Internships are available year-round, and each placement is customized for the participant. This means World Endeavors interns can choose when they would like to start their program, the duration of their internship and their desired field. Due to holidays, traditional vacation schedules, and seasonal work availability, there might be better times than others to intern in a specific location or in a specific field.
When you are ready to start planning your internship, contact us. Our experienced advisors will help you sort through any timing consideration unique to this internship destination or your internship field.
Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.
Please note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Mexico is 3 months. Contact World Endeavors for more information.
|Program Name||First Month||Each Additional Month|
|Intern In Mexico||$3,390||$1,490|
- Program Advisor: dedicated, experienced, and accessible for one-on-one guidance
- Internship placement: coordinated with special attention to your goals and experience
- Flexible durations from 3 to 6 months with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Professional guidance: to consult on application materials, job readiness, and interviewing skills, etc. before, during, and after your program
- Local Onsite Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing support
- Re-entry Handbook: to help you reflect on and integrate your experience abroad into your daily life and future career, deal with reverse culture shock, stay connected to the culture of your host country, and get involved in future service and travel opportunities
- Spanish language instruction at an accredited university: 30 hours per week for first 4 weeks (for all programs 2 months or longer)
- Airport reception and welcome and airport drop-off
- Home stay accommodations with 3 meals per day included
- Free Internet access provided on campus
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
- Discounts: to stores, restaurants, and entertainment located near your home and/or university!
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Mexico
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.