DRCLAS partners with several organizations in Mexico City to provide January internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in various fields. Some examples are computer science, venture capital, education reform, journalism, human rights, and economic policy, among many others. These internship programs serve as pre-professional experiences. Students should be prepared to work, mainly in Spanish, in an office-like atmosphere. The program also includes cultural activities throughout Mexico, administered by DRCLAS staff. The programs take place in Mexico City, a densely populated megacity and the capital of Mexico. An open-mind and positive attitude is necessary for the participant to succeed. Please see below for our January Program opportunities and descriptions. Click here to view the presentation from this year's info sessions.
Program dates: January 4 - 26, 2019 (Arrival and departure dates ARE included. Students may opt to leave Sunday, January 27, if preferred, without additional expenses. Mandatory orientation is held on January 5 and 6. Internships run January 7 - 25).
Program fee: $1000 (Fee covers housing and group cultural activities in Mexico. Students are responsible for covering daily meals and airfare. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $400-$500 on independent activities and expenses, excluding airfare). **Please note that DRCLAS has funding available for students with demonstrated financial need.
Cancellation Policy: A fee of $250 will be applied for participant cancellation after November 16, 2018. No exceptions will be made.
The deadline for the 2019 program has passed. Applicants will hear about the status of their application by November 2, 2018.
• Harvard College & Graduate Students will apply using CARAT (Centralized Application for Research and Travel). The application is named DRCLAS 2019 January Winternships in Mexico Application. Please be sure you are applying through the correct application. Click here to view detailed instructions about the application process on CARAT.
The following information is required in the application:
• Personal statement (English, 500 words, explaining your interest in specific organization(s))
• Current one-page resume
• Unofficial transcript from current semester (proof of enrollment, no grades will show)
• Name/Contact Information of one Harvard Community Member who can serve as your verbal reference (Example: TF, advisor, professor, etc.)
*You do NOT need an actual letter of recommendation from your reference. The reference may contacted verbally or by email only*
In addition, students will be asked to sign-up for a mandatory in-person interview between October 15 - 19, 2018. Interviews will be conducted in Spanish, unless otherwise noted. Schedule your Mexico-program interview here.