Mexican National Student Intern Program

Available Position:

GDL Internship – Security Assessments/Media Analysis

Opening Date: January 18, 2018
Closing Date: Until filled

The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara administers a Mexican National Student Intern Program.  The program is designed for Mexican students who are non-U.S. citizens, who wish to serve an internship with us.  The purpose of the Mexican National Student Intern Program is to offer university-level students the challenge of working in a foreign arena and at the same time the U.S. Mission profits by their assistance in meeting Mission goals.

There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights.  Student interns may receive academic credit for the internship if the student’s university agrees to grant credit.  The U.S. Mission will work with the academic institution to establish the proper documentation and evaluation requirements of the institution.

Interns can be assigned duties that may include research, economic or political report writing, correspondence, information systems support, analysis of international issues, visa/consular work, administrative duties, budget and fiscal and personnel management, to name a few.  The U.S. Consulate General will identify the needs and opportunities in the Mission and qualified applicants will be considered for openings as they occur.

Who is eligible? 

Only Mexican Nationals who are not U.S. citizens are eligible for the Intern Program.

Who qualifies as a Student?

An individual who is enrolled not less than half-time in a trade school, technical or vocational institute, junior college, college, university or comparable recognized educational institution.  NOTE:  All applicants must have graduated from high school or equivalent secondary school prior to beginning the internship.

 What is the minimum age?

The intern program applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment as a student intern.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Applicants must meet the required qualifications as advertised and demonstrate potential to accomplish the type of work to be performed.  The student must be in good academic standing at his or her current educational institution and must provide a certified transcript to verify it.  The student must provide written permission from the educational institution to participate in the student intern program.  The student must pass a security background check and receive a security certification from the Consulate’s security officer.  A medical certification must be obtained prior to commencement of appointment.  The student must also present proof of current medical insurance coverage.

How to Apply

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must submit the following documentation to the HR Office via e-mail ( no later than the closing date of the announcement.  Please refer to position number in subject line of e-mail (i.e. GDL Internship /Media Analyst).

  • Complete Application form.
  • Statement of Interest asserting the student’s objectives and motivations in seeking the internship and how their academic courses and other experiences relate to the Mission’s goals/office needs.
  • Signed letter from the educational institution recommending the student for the internship.
  • Copy of current school’s academic transcripts 
  • Proof of medical insurance coverage.