Internships in Mexico City – How to Participate

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The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston assists law students to arrange summer internships in Mexico City. Currently, there is a limited number of internships with Pemex and with the Mexican Foreign Ministry (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México, SRE).

Please Note:

  • These internships are available to University of Houston Law students who have completed at least one (1) full year of study in the J.D. Program, OR who have completed at least 12 units of study in the LL.M. Program.
  • The internships require that the student have a minimum level of Spanish fluency. If selected, you will be working with Mexican lawyers in both Spanish and English, and while perfect fluency is not required you must be able to communicate in Spanish.

For more information on these internships, please contact Brisa Gossett at

Information on Credit and Funding:

  • Students interested in receiving up to 4 hours of clinical credit hours should contact Erma Bonadero at  If you are selected, Professor Bonadero can answer your questions about receiving credit and will enroll you in the corresponding summer course. For more information on receiving academic credit, visit the Externship by clicking here.

Mexican Foreign Ministry (SRE) – Eligible for Academic Credit
Pemex – NOT eligible for Academic Credit

  • Students applying for these internships may be eligible for a Public Interest Fellowship from the Law Center. The Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program requires the students work full time for a public interest or government agency for a minimum of five and a maximum of ten weeks. Students are responsible for choosing the agency, arranging their placement, and submitting all required applications and forms by March 19, 2014. The Public Interest Law Program assembles a board comprised of public interest attorneys and faculty to review and select the most qualified fellowship candidates.

    If this interests you, please go to Inquiries should be directed to Bhavika Shah at and Anna Julia at

Mexican Foreign Ministry (SRE) – Eligible for Public Interest Fellowship
Pemex – Eligible for Public Interest Fellowship

Important Links:

Summer Internship Application

Resources for Possible Accommodations in Mexico City