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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 

For information about internship opportunities at the Baker Institute, visit

View a list of former interns.


Fall 2021



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.

Spring 2021


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, Fall 2020, Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019