Summer Internship - Testimonials


Students who participated in the Mexico City Internships share their experiences.

Mexican Foreign Ministry:  Work in the Family Law Department of the Mexican Foreign Ministry.
 
“I went with my supervisor to observe an international abduction hearing in one of the small towns outside of DF.  The kids were there, as were both the parents and representatives from the government.  It was fascinating to see the differences in the way the court was run and the interactions between family members and government officials.”
- Lauren Fisher (summer 2013)

2012 Interns Paige Cantrell and Mariana Avendano with Professor Zamora and PEMEX General Counsel Marco Antonio de la Peña, with PEMEX UH Law alumni. 2012 Interns Paige Cantrell and Mariana Avendano with Professor Zamora and PEMEX General Counsel Marco Antonio de la Peña, with PEMEX UH Law alumni.

Pemex Internship:  Work with the legal department of Mexico's national oil company.

"I . . . had access to on-going development and strategic projects of the [energy] industry, international litigation, research projects, conferences and much more, and at the same time I have had the privilege to work with an extraordinary team of professionals."
- Mariana Avendaño (summer 2012)

Mexican Foreign Ministry:  Work in the Legal Consulting Department of the Mexican Foreign Ministry directly under Ambassador Arturo Dager. 

"I was given the flexibility to work in the areas I was most interested.  I revised a variety of international contracts; researched international laws, treaties, and agreements; helped plan Mexico's strategy for international oil and gas litigation, business-investment disputes, and extra-national bankruptcy proceedings; helped draft official communications with Governor Rick Perry and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton;  and participated in meetings with an Israeli legal delegation and the UN Security Council's Ombudsperson . . ."
- Jonathon Jansen (summer 2011)

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