At a glance
- Set yourself on a path to a successful career in business. You’ll gain valuable experience to put on your CV and learn about international business.
- Based at a consultancy firm, you’ll be guided by your colleagues and work with private companies, NGOs, and various government departments.
- You’ll live alongside other volunteers in authentic host families. Explore with other Projects Abroad interns and volunteers over weekends
18 or over
You need to speak basic Spanish.
What will I be doing on this project?
At your Business placement in Mexico, you will be working alongside local professionals at a consulting firm. Your tasks will include:
- Assist consultants with cases and help review documents
- Learn about Mexican business and culture while working
- Improve your Spanish and even take a language course
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Assist consultants with cases
From your very first week on the job, you’ll be gaining first-hand business experience by helping local consultants with their cases. These are hugely varied and clients can include:
- Private companies
- Various government departments
If you have any specific field of interests, you can mention this to the firm. They might just have projects for you to work on that match your interests exactly!
Learn about Mexican business and culture
Our Business internships in Mexico offer you an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of doing business in a developing country. You’ll also develop your personal skills, like communication and planning, and prove your adaptability by interning abroad. Having this as a frame of reference will no doubt help you stand out from the crowd on an application or during an interview.
Improve your Spanish
For this project, you do need to speak basic Spanish. Most of your colleagues at the firm and their clients will be speaking Spanish throughout the day. Understanding what you hear will help you to keep up and communicate. This is a great opportunity for you to take your Spanish to the next level, and practise speaking as much as possible.
Where will I be working in Mexico?
As a Business intern, you will be based in the city of Guadalajara in the Western-Pacific area of Mexico. It’s the 10th largest city in Latin America in population, area, and gross domestic product. It is also a strong business and economic centre in the Bajio region.
You will work at a consulting firm. Your role will include reviewing documents, process analytics, and standards implementation. Because we want you to gain as much as possible, the work you do during your internship can be tailored to your specific interests.
Apart from this, Guadalajara is also considered to be the cultural heart of Mexico. It is also the birthplace of mariachi music. It’s home to some truly spectacular architecture and a very lively art scene. So be sure to save some energy for exploration after hours!
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
With beautiful beaches, arresting art galleries, and buzzing restaurants, there’s something for everyone in Mexico. You’ll have plenty to do during your free time on your project in this dynamic country.
There’s something captivating about touring through old buildings. If you’re into neo-gothic architecture, treat yourself to a trip to the Templo Expiatorio del Santisimo Sacramento. It’s a work of art with its ornate steeples and glowing stained glass windows.
There are also plenty of museums, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in the country’s rich history. For something different, you can spend the day appreciating the wildlife and lush vegetation of Las Peñas Ecological Park.
You can’t take a trip to Mexico without tasting authentic Mexican cuisine. You can spend an evening enjoying pozole or tamales at a local restaurant and watching the vivid orange-red sun melt into the horizon.
We have a host of different projects in Mexico so there’ll likely be lots of other volunteers in the area during your trip. So you can choose to travel and explore in a group or on your own.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.
Find out more about safety and backup.
Meet the team in Mexico
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