On July 30th, 2015 the Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF) partnered with Instituto Mexicano de La Juventud (IMJUVE), to offer a unique program to give 200 Mexican students from public universities the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. and experience firsthand the United States' professional landscape. The program will provide participants with invaluable insights that will help define their future career paths. Participants will also develop a team project or initiative that will focus on specific youth-related themes provided by the IMJUVE while using the resources available in the United States' capital.
Two cohorts of 100 students from Mexican public universities will be selected to participate in the Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2015. In addition, students will take part in a class where they will learn about how citizens, the government, nonprofit and private sectors collaborate to develop and deliver solutions in key areas of societal need.
To deliver the training, ALF will partner again with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the largest academic internship provider in the US. Through this experience, participants will also interact with other students enrolled in The Washington Center's programs by taking part in a civic engagement and social responsibility activity.
- In-depth orientation on how to prepare to contribute in a professional environment in the U.S. (One week)
- English language immersion weekend (3 days)
- Internship Component: Four days per week, from Monday to Thursday (32-35 hours)
- Understanding Civil Society Class: One weekday evening per week (Three hours)
- Project Management Class Three in-class hours and three research & teamwork hours per week.
- Civic Engagement/Social Responsibility Project: 15 hours per semester.
- Special Programming: Professional development assignments, global skills workshops and site visits.