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Business Internships and Work Experience in Mexico

  • Placement location: Guadalajara
  • Role: To become involved in the day-to-day activities of a local NGO
  • Business Sectors: Web design and programming, IT, Media productions, Marketing, Communications, PR, Business consultancy
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Price: From Loading...
  • What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Our Business Projects in Mexico will see you working on an internship placement with a Mexican NGO in Guadalajara.

Whether you are on a gap year looking to be accepted onto a university business course or aiming to break into a fast-paced business sector, a Business project in Mexico offers unique work experience that will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Business Work Experience with Projects Abroad in Mexico

Volunteer runs clothing stall at local market, Mexico

Projects Abroad business interns work with one of three different NGOs. The first NGO promotes cycling and sustainable transport use in Guadalajara. They work closely with local government institutions and are now an opinion leader in the city of Guadalajara.

The second NGO is dedicated to investigating, analysing and evaluating the quality of life in the state of Jalisco. The NGO is linked directly with local governmental organisations, other NGOs and international organisations like the UN. The research carried out by this NGO serves as a starting point for initiatives in many different areas like education, health, housing and urban development.

The third NGO focuses on helping women to develop business projects. Interns will be involved in the design and implementation of business models, giving advice and following up the different projects. The organisation was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit organisation by women from rural communities in the state of Jalisco. Their aim is to give support to vulnerable people in the rural communities.

Please let us know about your business experience and if you have a placement preference when you apply.

Working on a Business Internship Placement in Mexico

Business volunteer in Mexico

At all business placements the exact work you do will depend on your skills and experience, but our interns normally help in areas like campaigns, IT, fundraising, media productions, international development, research, web programming and web design. You may also be able to help in areas such as marketing, communications, PR and business consultancy.

You will have the chance to get involved in the day-to-day activities of the NGOs, including joining staff meetings and helping with planning events, campaigns and publications. Your input will be greatly encouraged. Take the opportunity to make your own suggestions, explain how things work back home and practise your Spanish! Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated.

Throughout the placement you are expected to be punctual, professional and hard-working. You will be required to work an average of 35 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday. There is no set required level of Spanish required, but the more you speak and understand the more you'll get out of the placement. You could consider taking a Spanish Language Course before joining the Business project.

On your first day at work, you will be assigned a supervisor who will be able to advise and support you throughout your placement and there will also be Projects Abroad staff on hand. The minimum duration for the project is four weeks.

This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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