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The internship experience in Sacramento is the ideal culmination of the program. You may also choose to pursue an internship in Mexico City as well. Opportunities to work in immigration, healthcare, civil rights, legislative reform, and many others are available. Depending on your interests, you may even intern at the capitol. 

Key Facts

Internships are optional.


Nearly all internships in Mexico require fluency in Spanish, and the language expectation varies by placement. In Sacramento, the internship is in English.


In Mexico City, no course is required, but you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper.

In Sacramento, you’ll take a course to guide your internship experience. You may participate in meetings, discussions, journaling, and a final project.

  • The internship can replace a course
  • Pass/no pass credit


To arrange your internship, you may fill in a form or meet with an advisor. Depending on your goals and interests, you may find a match right away. You may also need to attend an interview to determine whether an internship placement is a good fit. You make most arrangements before you arrive.

Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards