International Business Internships in Mexico
- Placement location: Guadalajara
- Role: To become involved in the day-to-day activities of a consulting firm
- Business Sectors: Marketing, branding, corporate communication, and crisis management
- Requirements: Interns should speak low-intermediate Spanish and be a minimum of 17 years old
- Accommodation: Host family
- Length of placement: From 4 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
The field of business is a highly competitive one, especially for recent graduates looking to start their careers. An international internship with Projects Abroad in Mexico is a great way to gain the practical skills and experience needed to set yourself apart from the crowd. Whether you are a gap year student planning to study business in college, or a graduate or professional looking to boost your resume, you will have a meaningful experience as an intern in Mexico.
Our Business Project is based in Guadalajara, where we are partnered with a local consulting firm that specializes in marketing, branding, corporate communication and crisis management. Their clients include private companies, NGOs, and various levels of government. Here, your role will be that of an intern and you will work with consultants on specific cases for clients. These cases will depend on the projects taken on by the firm at that time and your own interests.
To join this project, you will need to speak low-intermediate Spanish and be a minimum of 17 years old. If you need some help with your Spanish skills, we recommend taking a Spanish Language Course before joining the Business Project and/or a Language Add-on during your placement.
Interning in Business with Projects Abroad in Guadalajara
At the Business Project in Mexico, the exact work you do as an intern will depend on your skills and experience. You will get involved in the day-to-day activities at the firm, such as joining staff meetings, and work with professional consultants who will provide you with guidance and advice.
We encourage you to be proactive and try to give as much input as possible. Take the opportunity to make your own suggestions, explain how things work back home, and practice your Spanish. Adaptability and willingness to learn will be crucial to getting the most out of your internship.
While you are interning in Guadalajara, you will be expected to be punctual, professional, and diligent. You will be required to work an average of 35 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday. On your first day at work, you will be introduced to your supervisor who will advise and support you throughout your placement. Projects Abroad staff will also be on hand to guide you for the duration of your internship.
If you are interested in using your business skills and experience to work with NGOs in Guadalajara, we also have an International Development Project in Mexico.
All volunteers participating on standard projects in Mexico have the opportunity to spend one week on a Conservation & Environment project at the end of their main placement. For more information, please visit our Sea-Turtle and Coastal Conservation & Environment Project in Mexico page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.