The Mexico and U.S. flags in front of a brick wall.

Internships at the Center for the U.S. and Mexico

The Center for the United States and Mexico offers Rice undergraduate students research or administrative internship opportunities. Research interns work directly with institute fellows and scholars on critical policy issues to the U.S.-Mexico relationship. Interns work with senior staff in a professional office environment, providing essential support in a security-sensitive setting.

For more general information about internship opportunities with the center, contact Lisa Guáqueta at lguaqueta@rice.edu

For information about all internship opportunities at the Baker Institute, visit www.bakerinstitute.org/student-opportunities.

Current Interns

Rachel Hecht
Rachel Hecht
Rachel Hecht, '25, is an undergraduate student at Brown University studying international and public affairs. Her research interests include immigration, trade and development.
Aidan Vyas
Aidan Vyas
Aidan Vyas, ’25, is a Rice University sophomore majoring in computer science and economics. His research interests include public policy, international affairs and developmental economics.
Irene Younan
Irene Younan
Irene Younan, ‘23, is a rising senior at Rice University majoring in health sciences and Spanish. Her research interests include U.S.- Mexico border relations and immigration.

Spring 2022

Sarah Cinco
Sarah Cinco
Sarah Cinco, '25, is a Rice University freshman majoring in social policy analysis and minoring in environmental studies. Her research interests include policy analysis of U.S.-Mexico relations and environmental health policy.
Brenda Diaz
Brenda Diaz
Brenda Diaz, '22, is a Rice University senior studying economics and social policy analysis. Her research interests include immigration, labor relations and criminal justice reform.
Lu Lu
Lu Lu
Lu Lu, '23, is a junior at Rice University majoring in mathematical economic analysis and statistics. Her research interests include international finance, development economics and the U.S.-China trade war.
Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson, '22, is an undergraduate student at Rice University majoring in social policy analysis and minoring in environmental studies. Her research interests include U.S.-Mexico border relations and education policy.

Fall 2021

Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson, '22, is an undergraduate student at Rice University majoring in social policy analysis and minoring in environmental studies. Her research interests include U.S.-Mexico border relations and education policy.

Spring 2021

Diego Degenhart
Diego Degenhart
Diego Degenhart, '22, is an undergraduate at Rice University majoring in political science and minoring in poverty, justice and human capabilities. Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, his interests include the impacts of austerity policies and the alienation of those of lower socioeconomic status.
Leslie Loredo
Leslie Loredo
Leslie Loredo, '21, is an undergraduate student at Rice University studying political science and sociology with a minor in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilites. Her interests include immigration between the U.S. and Mexico, drug policy and the rule of law.
Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson
Clara Richardson, '22, is an undergraduate student at Rice University majoring in social policy analysis and minoring in environmental studies. Her research interests include U.S.-Mexico border relations and education policy.