Interns will work in the International Programs Department of a Mexican university, facilitating the reception of international students and assisting with sending Mexican students abroad. Interns support a broad range of office functions.
The host campus is part of a nation-wide private, non-religious Mexican university system, founded in the 1940s. The student population of this campus is around 6,000. The International Programs Department facilitates the reception of international students and sends Mexican students abroad.
The majority of the international students (who hail primarily from Europe and Latin America) study for one summer, one semester or one school year. Approximately 100-150 international students attend the university each semester. Examples of office-wide projects and tasks related to working with incoming international students include:
The International Programs Department also facilitates the sending of Mexican students abroad. Examples of office-wide projects and tasks related to working with outbound Mexican students include:
Among other things, the International Programs Department also:
Interns support a broad range of office functions. Some illustrative intern tasks include:
Open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in international education. International education refers to programming within the field of higher education, focusing on education abroad (“outbound”) and international student (“incoming”) programs.
Previous study abroad experience strongly preferred.
Intercultural communication skills are necessary.
Intermediate-advanced Spanish. Knowledge of French or German is desirable.
Interns must have open mind and an interest in working in a variety of areas of international education. They must be able to go with the flow; the pace of work can vary without advance notice.
* Fees vary based on medical history and insurance coverage
Room and board are provided by the host site. This includes accommodation with a homestay family as well as 3 meals/day and laundry. It is mandatory to live with a homestay family.
Fall: April 15
Winter/Spring: September 1
-See Qualifications and Requirements section