Call for Applicants: Fall 2016 Internships with the Mexico Institute

1620505_820228064671080_545656447_nThe Mexico Institute seeks Fall 2016 interns. There are three different intern positions, please specify which you are applying for. Please review full guidelines and application instructions.  Applications should be received no later than the deadlines listed below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline to apply is July 22

Outreach and Communications Intern

Opening Date: Fall 2016

Deadline: July 22, 2016

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for an intern to aid in the implementation of the Mexico Institute’s communications and social media strategy. These internships are designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as managing the Mexico Institute’s social media accounts, creating infographics, providing research support for op-eds and other publications, conference/event organization, and other traditional media outreach. The Intern will be responsible for updating the Mexico Institute blog and social media accounts, preparing daily news clippings, researching for and creating infographics to promote topics/recent events in U.S.-Mexico relations, as well as upcoming events and publications, and aiding with other office activities. The Intern will help manage and explore other outreach strategies, such as the use of video, and will work on various projects related to: Security & Rule of Law, Economics & Competitiveness and Innovation, Energy, Border Issues, and Migration & Migrants.

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong research and administrative skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and collectively as part of a group, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Strong writing skills and language ability in both English and Spanish are preferred. Experience with graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop), video (YouTube, Facebook Live, Whiteboard), translation experience and knowledge of Mexico will be considered assets. This is a paid internship.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, a 3-5 page writing sample, and 1-2 examples of infographics. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Outreach and Communications Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

 

Graduate Research Intern

Opening Date: Fall 2016

Deadline: July 22, 2016

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for a graduate intern with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. This internship is designed to provide the individuals selected with the opportunity for practical experience in an environment that successfully mixes academic study with public policy. Interns will gain valuable experience in a variety of projects such as public policy research and analysis; conference organization; editing and publishing reports, and other support of Center activities.

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong research skills, be detail-oriented, and be able to work independently and as part of a group. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. Strong writing skills and language ability in both English and Spanish are preferred. Knowledge and research experience on trade and economics, Mexico, and U.S.-Latin America relations  are highly preferred. This is a paid internship.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample. Clearly state your availability and desired schedule in your application. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last Name, Graduate Research Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

 

Virtual Graphic Design Intern

Opening Date: Fall 2016

Deadline: July 22, 2016

Internship Description: The Mexico Institute is looking for a virtual intern to aid in the graphic design of Mexico Institute projects. This internship is designed to provide the individual selected with the opportunity for practical graphic design experience for a public policy institution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to creation of info-graphics, data visualization, publication design, and work virtually with Mexico Institute staff on various design projects. Internship is 10-15 hours per week and is done entirely remotely and through a computer. The intern does not report to a physical work location at the Wilson Center; instead, the intern works on projects from their home, academic institution, or other location determined by the intern. This is an unpaid internship.

Eligibility Requirements: Successful applicants should have strong visualization and mock-up skills, be detail-oriented, be able to work independently and effectively without supervision, and follow instructions and style guides. Applicant must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, a recent graduate (within the last year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program. International applicants are welcome. Experience with graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and/or Photoshop) is required. Experience with Microsoft Excel is a plus. Knowledge of Mexico will be considered an asset, but is not required.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of graphic work samples. Clearly state in your application your availability and that you understand  the internship is virtual and unpaid. All materials should be submitted together to Mexico@wilsoncenter.org. In the subject line, please use the following format: Last name, Virtual Graphic Design Internship Application. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information about the Mexico Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center, visit our website.

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Independent and oddball candidates join spectacle of Mexico midterms

6/3/15 Aljazeera America

MEXICO CITY—Mexicans often referLocal elections map to their politics and politicians as a joke. But some of the buffoons in the upcoming June 7 midterm elections are professional ones. Like Guillermo Cienfuegos, better known as Lagrimita — Little Tear Drop — a famous circus clown and children’s television star, who has been running for mayor of Guadalajara, the second-largest city. “It’s time for a real clown to govern,” reads one of his political ads, picturing the purple-nosed candidate in a red suit and striped bow tie.

The 2015 elections are the first here to include independent candidates with no party affiliations, part of a 2014 constitutional reform that some welcome as a healthy path to pluralism and democracy. Mexicans will elect 500 congressmen, nine state governors and hundreds of local officials around the country in a race that even President Enrique Peña Nieto admits is a referendum on his administration.

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Mexico Gives US Consulates Access To Immigrants’ Birth Certificates For Work Permits

1/15/2015 International Business Time

shutterstock_102739391To make it easier for immigrants to apply for U.S. work permits and driver’s licenses and to seek protection from deportation, the Mexican government on Thursday started issuing birth certificates to its citizens at 50 consulates in the United States, The Associated Press reported. The consulates can access data maintained by regional governments in Mexico and print the birth certificates on site. But some rural villages, where documents are not digitally recorded, may not be covered, a consul official said.

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Mexico’s Growing Middle Class is Good News for U.S.

woman shopping for water in big box storeABC / Univision, 6/14/2013

A new study on Mexico helps to explain the recent fall in Mexican immigration to the U.S. It suggests that Mexico is slowly becoming a “middle class country.”

The study by Mexico’s National Statistics and Geography Institute [INEGI] says that 42 percent of Mexican homes qualify as “middle class” while 39 percent of the country’s overall population falls into this social category. It also points out that at the turn of the century the middle class was only somewhat smaller, as it made up 38 percent of Mexico’s homes and 35 percent of the country’s inhabitants.

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Medina Mora: EPN´s Priority Not To Stop Drug Trafficking, But Pacify Country (Spanish)

MedinaMora-Event-1Proceso, 5/28/2013

En el problema de seguridad y narcoviolencia que enfrenta el país, el objetivo del gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto es lograr la pacificación y no necesariamente frenar el tráfico de drogas, aseguró aquí el embajador Eduardo Medina Mora.

Desde una perspectiva nacional, “el objetivo no debería ser el ponerle fin al tráfico de drogas, porque está más allá de nuestro alcance, sino darle a los ciudadanos el derecho de vivir en paz con sus familias y en sus comunidades”, explicó el también exprocurador general de la República en la primera parte del sexenio de Felipe Calderón, durante su ponencia en la cena organizada por el Instituto México del Centro Woodrow Wilson.

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EVENT: Launch of The State of the Border Report

Thursday, May 23, 2013 / 3:30 – 5:30 pm / Wilson Center

Details & RSVP: http://bit.ly/StateofBorder

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In conjunction with the North American Center for Transborder Studies and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the launch of The State of the Border Report.

The report provides a comprehensive look at the state of affairs in the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability, and quality of life.