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Merida U.S. Department of State Foreign National Student Intern Program
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 – 520+ TOEFL IBT – 68+ TOEIC PBT – 655+
    • 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 – 520+ TOEFL iBT – 68+ TOEIC PBT – 655+
  6. Submit all documents to MeridaHR@state.gov