The “International Business Intern” program helps 50 new graduates to complete projects abroad for Mexican companies seeking internationalization.
The graduates are from 29 higher education institutions from 19 Mexican states.
ProMéxico’s “International Business Intern” program is part of its strategy to support the internationalization of Mexican companies and foster the training of specialized staff.
Through the program, recently graduated Mexican professionals join the work of international trade relations by completing specific projects abroad for companies that are established in Mexico and looking to expand their markets.
This year, 50 young people were selected to travel to various countries to carry out projects for beneficiary companies, from market studies to brand or product positioning and trade opportunities, among others.
The 50 business interns (37 women and 13 men with an average age of 24) come from 29 higher education institutions, both public and private, from 19 Mexican states.
They were nominated by the universities where they completed their studies after ProMéxico sent out the invitation in July 2011; selection was based on the academic merits of the 100 candidates.
The chosen interns will receive two weeks of training at ProMéxico’s central offices in Mexico City from January 23 to February 3 or from March 19 to 30, 2012.
After the training, the international business interns will be assigned projects that they will carry out abroad. First they will visit the assigned company to learn first-hand about its specific needs.
The projects will be developed between February 15 and December 31, 2012, and should take an average of six months to complete. Interns must submit the results of their research between August 15, 2012 and January 15, 2013. Their reports will be presented in ProMéxico’s offices to ProMéxico officials and representatives of the beneficiary company.
For the program, ProMéxico will allocate 10,000 pesos to training in Mexico, two thousand dollars for establishment abroad and a monthly grant of two thousand dollars to each international business intern.
For their part, the companies will finance the interns’ travel expenses during the training period in their facilities and any expenses resulting from their transfer to other cities in the destination country.
Finally, participants in the program must cover their costs for transfer to and accommodation in Mexico City to receive training at ProMéxico’s central offices, their visa and take out major medical insurance.