The U.S.-Mexico Internship Program seeks to develop the regional workforce needed to position North America as the most competitive and dynamic region in the world. The program expands academic exchange and internship opportunities for U.S. and Mexican college students and recent graduates, bridging the gap between formal education and practical work experience. For up to 12 months, Mexican college and university students or recent graduates come to the United States to gain exposure to U.S. culture and receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices of their chosen occupational field.
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 Internship Program on March 16, 2015. This new initiative supports the objectives of the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research (FOBESII), announced by Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto in May 2013 under the auspices of the U.S.–Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue, and officially launched in May 2014.
We are pleased to present the attached booklet with detailed information (PDF, 759 Kb) on this program.