DAS Lerner and J-1 Interns from Mexico. Image courtesy of the Route J-1 blog.
InterExchange is excited to announce that we're participating in a new program designed to increase cultural exchange opportunities between Mexico and the United States. In March 2015, our two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which established an Internship Exchange Program. Through this program, young Mexican citizens who are currently enrolled in post-secondary academic institutions or recent graduates of such institutions may participate in internships in the U.S.
From the U.S. Department of State:
This new initiative will expand academic exchange internship opportunities for U.S. and Mexican college students and recent graduates to develop a strong regional workforce and to further strengthen our robust economic partnership.
Through the J-1 Internship Exchange Program, Mexican exchange visitors will experience life working and integrating into U.S. companies and communities for up to one year. Individuals gain invaluable skills that will help them become future leaders in their industry and communities while organizations are exposed to the expertise and perspective of the intern, helping to build a mutually beneficial relationship.
Although our Career Training USA programs were already open to citizens of Mexico, this news means we'll be able to accept even more Mexican interns and trainees. Want to apply? Learn more about our Intern USA and Trainee USA programs and start an application!
Read more about the initative on the Route J-1 blog.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Ani is a fan of exploring new places through photography and the local cuisine. After earning her BFA in photography from NYU and gaining communications experience at International Planned Parenthood Federation, she joined InterExchange in 2012, and worked as the Marketing Producer until 2016.