Summer Externships - How to Participate



Summer 2017 Application

Application Deadline for Externships in Mexico's
National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has been extended to  Feb. 22, 2017.
F.LLMs are welcome to apply.

Applications for SRE and Pemex are Closed

How to Apply

  • Submit the online application, a writing sample, your resume, and an unofficial transcript.
  • Student applicants will be asked to schedule an interview with the Center’s Assistant Director, Ignacio Pinto-León.
  • Accepted students must attend the Center’s Summer Externship Program Orientation prior to the beginning of their placement in Mexico.

For more information, email Brisa Gossett at

Externship Prerequisites

  • These externships are available to University of Houston law students who will have completed at least two full semesters of study in the J.D. Program, OR who will have completed at least 12 units of study in the LL.M. Program prior to the beginning of the externship.
  • Good academic standing.
  • The externships require that the student have a proficient level of Spanish fluency. If selected, you will be working with Mexican lawyers in both Spanish and English, and while perfect fluency is not required you must be able to communicate in Spanish.
  • Students accepted to the summer externship program are responsible for their own airfare, lodging and food expense during their stay in Mexico.
  • Accepted students must commit to work in Mexico for a minimum of 6 weeks. 

How to Receive Academic Credit

Law students that are accepted to the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law Summer Externship Program and are placed with one of the three Mexico organizations may be eligible for academic credit.

For more information about receiving academic credit, visit the Externship Program website.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) – Eligible for academic credit
National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) - Eligible for academic credit
Pemex- Eligible for academic credit