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Merida U.S. Department of State Foreign National Student Intern Program
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January 4, 2022

Foreign National Student Intern Program

The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with the U.S. Consulate Merida. This program benefits both the Consulate and students by providing the Foreign National student with valuable experience in a Consulate environment and by assisting the Mission in accomplishing their goals. Interns will not receive compensation, benefits, or have any future employment rights.

  • Mission’s requirements for Mexican Student Interns:
    • Minimum age: The Intern Program applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
    • The student must have completed academic courses relevant to the type of work to be performed.
    • Good working knowledge English proficiency.  Good working knowledge English proficiency: TOEFL ITP – 540+ TOEFL IBT – 72+ TOEIC PBT – 780+ or request Consulate English Assessment.
    • The student must be in good academic standing at their current educational institution and a minimum GPA of 8.0 is required
    • The student must receive a security certification from the RSO (Regional Security Office) following selection.
    • Submit a copy of medical insurance/ healthcare system
    • There are no benefits attached to this temporary internship and no compensation.
    • The intern’s part-time schedule is flexible within the Consulate’s working hours (7:30 am – 4:30 pm).

Students Applying for Intern Positions To be eligible for consideration for an Intern position, students must submit documentation prior to the closing date on the Vacancy Announcement:

HOW TO APPLY: ¯ Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified:

  1. Complete the Statement of Interest. Should include the student’s objectives and motivations in seeking an internship and how their academic courses and other experiences relate to the U.S. Mission’s goals/office needs.
  2. Sign the U.S. Department Of State Gratuitous Service Agreement.
  3.  The intern needs to have a written request and permission from her/his university at which the student is enrolled before accepting the internship
  4. Provide a transcript of grades. A minimum GPA of 8.0 is required.
  5. Submit TOEFL/TOEIC English proficiency score English level III: TOEFL ITP/PBT – 540+ TOEFL iBT – 72+ TOEIC PBT – 780+ or request Consulate English assessment.
  6. Submit all documents to MeridaHR@state.gov