US – Mexico Intern Program

Become an Intern

CETUSA has immediate internship openings for current university students and recent graduates from Mexico.

On March 16, 2015, the United States and Mexican governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the U.S. – Mexico Intern Program. The CETUSA U.S. – Mexico Intern Program allows citizens from Mexico who are current university students, or who have graduated from university within the past 12 months, to participate in a structured, work-based career advancement internship offered by a host company in the United States. This program offers opportunities for professional development, insight into U.S. business practices and a greater understanding of American society, culture and life. The U.S. – Mexico Intern Program is a cultural exchange program which intent is to build greater friendship and understanding between people in the U.S. and Mexico. While internships may offer a stipend and are work-based, they are not “work” programs. The primary purpose is diplomatic and educational.

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Under Secretary for North American Affairs Sergio Alcocer signed a memorandum of Understanding to create the U.S.–Mexico Intern Program.

Internships are possible in the following occupational categories:
  •  Management, Business, Commerce and Finance
  •  Public Administration and Law
  •  Information Media and Communications
  •  Graphic Design and Multimedia
  •  The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations

Available Positions

Intern applicant must be a Mexican national who:

(1) is currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree, or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States,
(2) has graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program start date.

U.S. – Mexico Intern Program Fees:

1-6 month Program fee:  Available Upon Request
7-12 month Program fee:  Available Upon Request

Who is eligible?

Participants should have the inherent desire to get to know the World, different cultures, they should also be independent and self sufficient. They should have no fear of travelling alone to an unknown country and should be able to adapt to any setting or situation.

The program regulations require that participants have an advanced control of the English language to where they are able to communicate and function in an English-only professional work setting. These applicants will be screened prior to being considered.

CETUSA Program Services

  • CETUSA ensures that internships subject participants to a better understanding of the culture, business norms and methodologies of American citizens and an increase in the participants professional experience and knowlege .
  • CETUSA evaluates and certifies all host companies to ensure that they meet Department of State J-1 Exchange regulations before considering the company as a viable placement option.
  • CETUSA Program Administrators monitor each participants program from start to finish through regular and prescheduled check-ins


CETUSA’s commitment to building international bridges and supporting lifelong learning spans 20 years. CETUSA is a not-for-profit international student exchange organization coordinating exchange experiences for high school students, university students and young professionals with a mission “to encourage a lifelong journey of global peace and understanding” for the students, host families and communities that are part of the exchange experience. CETUSA is a US Department of State Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) sponsor organization and a full listing member of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).