Mexico Summer Externship Program



How to Participate

2018 Summer Application

Student Resources
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The Center for U.S. and Mexican Law at the University of Houston assists UH law students to arrange summer internships in Mexico City through the following Mutual Cooperation Agreements:

México’s National Hydrocarbons Comission (CNH)

Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, or CNH, is a decentralized agency of the Mexican government charged with regulating, overseeing, and evaluating all hydrocarbons exploration and production activities in the country.

Where do externs work?
UHLC students have externed in CHN’s Legal Department, with Legal Advisors to Commissioners and in the Bidding Rounds and Regulations departments.

What do externs at CNH do?
Students research best practices, standards, and safety regulations of shale hydraulic fracturing in North American and European countries.


Petróleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, is a government-owned oil company and is one of the few oil companies in the world that develops all the productive chain of the industry, from exploration to distribution and marketing of end products, including petrochemicals.

Where do externs work?
Pemex receives legal externs in to work at the Pemex headquarters in México City in the Legal Department of International Affairs.

What do externs at Pemex do?
Students assist in contract drafting and research international conventions.

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE)

Mexico’s Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, or SRE, is the governmental agency responsible for Mexico's foreign affairs, and seeks to expand and deepen Mexico’s political, economic, cultural and cooperative relationships with all regions for the benefit of integral development of all Mexicans.

Where do externs work?
The Ministry receives University of Houston Law students in the Office of the Legal Adviser in México City as well in as the Legal Affairs department, and the Department for the Protection of Mexican Nationals Abroad.

What do externs at SRE do?
Students research issues of diplomatic immunity and review property contracts for Mexican embassies and consulates, researching and drafting on international treaties issues, and assist the supervising attorney in legal matters.