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Intern in Mexico

Have you ever considering joining an internship to gain practical experience in your field of study? Have you always dreamed of traveling abroad? Do you want to make a difference in the lives on impoverished communities as an intern in Mexico?

Mexico is a beautiful country characterized by pre-Hispanic structures, varied landscapes (mountains, beaches, deserts), and colorful culture. Your time interning in Mexico will cultivate personal growth as you will be fully immersed in this vibrant culture. Working within your project will also give you practical experience and develop your professional skills. You will be enriching your life as you donate time and energy to programs that will directly affect the lives of local people.

Our internship programs in Mexico City are widely available for aspiring international students, graduates and others who are in need of smooth transition from academic learning to professional working environment. We offer a lot of exciting and meaningful programs in Mexico and will work with you to find the best match. Our projects include orphanage work and sea turtle conservation.

Global crossroads invites you to begin your internship opportunity in Mexico, by looking through our webpage for all details regarding fees, dates and project sites among others. Choose the project that fits your personal interests, career preference, and area of study, then contact us to keep leaning bout this amazing opportunity.

Popular Mexico Internship Opportunities

Read about some of our most popular intern program below for program and project details, housing and food information, prices, etc. If you don’t see any opportunities that work for you, please contact us so we can work with you to find the right fit.

Sea turtles or marine turtles are the Testdines reptiles which continue to swim in oceans for some 100 million years earlier than human beings.

Due to reasons like over fishing, pollution and habitat destruction has made the species of sea turtle in Pacific coast of Mexico endangered.

The turtle conservation project thwarts the further depleting of biodiversity and checks the ongoing one.

Your responsibilities in the Mexico turtle conservation program includes surveying suitable habitats, radio tag their movements and study their habits with 10 km stretch.

During days, you will clean and sanitize nests and protect the hatchlings. During nights, you will assist a patrol team. Furthermore, you are also free to run and lead environmental campaigns and awareness on wildlife conservation.

This Mexico internship experience provides you with a deep insight of environmental hazards, biodiversity, beauty and life cycle of endangered creatures like turtle and helps to acquire job, campaign and activism skills.

Our interns usually land at conspicuously great jobs after the completion of the project and acquire great job satisfaction. So, you will.

You don't need any of the skills or qualifications in the related field to participate in this project . Furthermore, our preference lies in basic Spanish language skills of our interns which relatively benefit their stay but this is not a requirement.

Would you be interested in contributing to a project that supports children facing significant challenges? Our special education internship program in Mexico provides an opportunity to assist children with various disabilities, including learning disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and deafness. By joining this internship program, you can provide these children with the help, love, and support they need.

The special school is unique in its dedication to educating students with diverse learning and physical disabilities. Being the sole institution of its kind in the area, children travel from far distances to attend. Consequently, the school's staff handles a large number of students in their classrooms and workshops, always in need of additional support from volunteers.

Services provided at the school include speech therapy, physical therapy, psychology, vocational training, and integration into the regular school system.

While the Mexican government pays the school staff, maintenance and improvements rely on the hard work of a closely-knit team of staff and parents. They organize events and seek community support to offer the best possible services to their children. Your role as an intern in the special education program in Mexico is crucial in ensuring the success of this project.

This placement can be paired with an intensive Spanish course before starting at the school or morning classes throughout the placement. Interns also have the option to explore Mexico's highlights at the beginning or end of the placement.

If you are interested in volunteering in this project, we also offer Special education volunteer program in Mexico.

Intern in Mexico Dates and Fees

All term and summer internship opportunities in Mexico start every Monday, though we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

The most affordable quality work in Mexico is available through Global Crossroad. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion. Global Crossroad's application and registration fee cost US $299.

In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.

The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees.

Mexico Internships vs. Volunteers Programs

In general, volunteer programs focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.

Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.

Room/ Food

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Our international term and summer interns in Mexico are provided with accommodations host families. Our host families are located in a safe and clean neighborhood and are near to internet cafes, local markets, local bus stop, police station and departmental store.

These families are well experienced in hosting international interns and volunteers for a very long time. Staying with host families will further immerse into the beautiful culture and Mexican way of life.

Three meals—breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to interns. We also provide vegetarian meals to interns which they must mention about it on their application forms. The fee you kindly pay to our programs is not inclusive to other meals and beverages except for three meals.

Supervision and Field Support

While working as an intern in Mexico with Global Crossroad, your internship project is supervised and guided by experienced and qualified supervisors. In most of the cases, the head of the project will serve as the supervisor of your internship program.

The supervisors are experts in their respective areas where they will help you with any problem you have and guide you professionally till the completion of the project.

Learn more about our field and in-country support.

College Credit for Internship Programs in Mexico

Global Crossroad does not provide college credit for internship projects. Our local office or your supervisor will provide you with a letter and certificate on the completion of your program verifying your work as an intern and your job responsibilities as an intern.

If you need college credit for your internship, please contact your own university, college or professors prior applying.

Free Time

As a Mexico internship participant, you will get a lot of free time which you can use it by exploring the incredible landscapes and colorful and vibrant Mexican culture. Mexico is a beautiful country in North America and boasts of Pre-Hispanic structures, Mayan architectures, volcanic mountains, elongated deserts and scintillating Pacific shores.

Although we don't generally arrange activities for our interns, our local team of staffs will help you with necessary information for your various free time activities. There is lots of travelling and fun options in Mexico which our local team of staffs will help you choose the best options.

FAQS: Intern in Mexico

Arrival and Departure

Once you have been approved as an international intern in Mexico, you will need to make travel plans to arrive in Manzanillo Playa de Oro International Airport. Please ensure that you send us correct flight information once you’ve booked your flight.

You will need to consult our country coordinator before leaving your home country. Please let them know whether your flight is on time of if there is a delay. Because a GCR representative will pick you up once you land in Mexico, it is very important that you communicate with us as soon as possible if you’re flight is delayed by any amount of time or if you miss your flight completely.

When you depart, you will need to make your own travel arrangements as we do not offer drop-off service at the airport.


You need to secure a tourist visa in order to join internship opportunity in Mexico. Depending on your Nationality, a ‘visa on arrival’ may be available in case of emergency. Visa extension is possible if you decide you would like to extend your time in Mexico.


For travel to Mexico, the CDC recommends vaccinations against: Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Typhoid

How can I apply to intern in Mexico?

Global crossroad’s Mexico internship work’s applications are straightforward: go online, fill out the program application, and submit it to us. We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.

Why go with Global Crossroads?

Global Crossroads is a humanitarian non-profit who has partnered with over 20,000 people and hundreds of local organizations since 2003 to facilitate outstandingly significant and incredibly safe volunteer and intern abroad experiences.

We offer the most affordable international internships in Mexico when compared with other organizations. We use the tax-deductible registration fee to support your experience and enhance local projects while the program fee gets paid directly to your service project.

During your journey you will to create long lasting connections with your home-away-from-home host family, project coordinators, and fellow interns. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable during your time abroad, our unparalleled support staff will do everything they can to improve your situation and ensure that you have a good experience.

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