Increasing educational exchange opportunities between the United States and Mexico is key to developing the regional workforce we need to position North America as the most competitive and dynamic region in the world." - Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan
Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2015
Council for Educational Travel, USA (CETUSA) announces the opportunity for US companies to participate in the US-Mexico Intern program. University students and recent graduates from Mexican universities will be arriving as interns in the US beginning January 2016 traveling on the US Department of State J-1 Visitor Exchange program. US companies may apply to host these interns for training periods of up to 12 months. This is an incredible opportunity for US companies looking to build relationships with Mexican companies or for those companies who would like to offer a cross cultural opportunity to their US-based employees. Interested companies should contact CETUSA at intern(at)cetusa(dot)org or call 888.423.8872.
The US-Mexico Intern Program allows citizens from Mexico who are current university students or who have graduated from university within the past 12 months to participate in a structured, work-based career advancement internship offered by a host company in the United States. The intern program is part of the US Department of State J-1 Visitor Exchange program and was established by a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the United States and Mexican governments. Internships are possible in the following occupational categories:
- Management, Business, Commerce and Finance
- Public Administration and Law
- Information Media and Communications
- The Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, and Industrial occupations
As a J-1 visa program operated under the US Department of State, the internship focus is on the training and cultural exchange aspects of the program. Host companies are expected to offer interns a stipend of minimum wage equivalence. The program offers the interns opportunities for professional development, insight into US business practices and a greater understanding of American society, culture and life. The interns are able to offer to the host companies their own cultural perspective as well as insight into the businesses practices of their home country to their US counterparts.
CETUSA is a US Department of State designated sponsor for this program. As such, CETUSA is responsible for screening host companies and ensuring that every sponsored internship program is in compliance with the U.S. State Department regulations and guidelines. CETUSA works with host companies to identify qualified candidates, complete visa paperwork, assist interns with finding suitable housing and ensure all interns carry the required accident and health insurance.
About CETUSA: CETUSA’s commitment to building international bridges and supporting lifelong learning spans 20 years. CETUSA is a not-for-profit international student exchange organization coordinating exchange experiences for high school students, university students and young professionals with a mission “to encourage a lifelong journey of global peace and understanding” for the students, host families and communities that are part of the exchange experience. CETUSA is a US Department of State Exchange Visitor (J-1 visa) sponsor organization and a full listing member of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).