We are working closely with Rice University to monitor the continued impact of the COVID-19 on our community. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. All gatherings at Baker Hall through April 30 have been canceled. A current list of scheduled online events is available at bakerinstitute.org/events and will be updated with new webcasts and webinars. Please refer to emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus for additional information and updates.

Internships at the Center for the United States and Mexico

The Baker Institute offers an internship program designed to provide Rice University undergraduate students with public policy experience and exposure to a nonprofit think tank environment.

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 internship opportunities at the Baker Institute, visit www.bakerinstitute.org/students.

View a list of former interns.


Spring 2020



Kimberly Olea '20 is an undergraduate student at Rice University double majoring in history and psychology. Olea is originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco. Her research interests include corruption, Mexico’s war on drugs, immigration and U.S.- Mexico relations. She plans to pursue a law degree after graduation. 

Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019


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 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019


Eric Rodriguez '21 is an undergraduate student at Rice University majoring in political science and Spanish, with a minor in politics, law and social thought. His research interests include immigration, international relations and Mexico's war on drugs. 

Spring 2020, Fall 2019