Type of program
Place of work
Riviera Maya, Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico
from 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
1 month to 6 months
18 years of age
Basic knowledge of Spanish required or participation in a language course at the beginning of the trip
High school graduates, students of law or related disciplines
Apartment or shared apartment (included)
Will be provided by our English-speaking contact person in Mexico
Mobile internet with sim card from WanderWorld Travel
Type of program: Law
Working locations: Mexico City and Guadalajara, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Working hours: about 6 h per day, 5 days per week
Program start: every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Duration: 1 month to 6 months
Age: 18 years
Language: basic knowledge of Spanish required or participation in a language course at the beginning of the trip
Accommodation: Apartment or shared apartment (included)
Supervision: Will be done by our English-speaking supervisor Manuel in Mexico
Internet: Mobile Internet with Sim Card from WanderWorld
Price: from €990.00
Law is one of the humanities and is one of the oldest majors in history. Due to the diverse and promising future prospects of graduates, it is one of the most popular courses of study in Germany. After successfully completing your studies, you can work as a lawyer, prosecutor or judge, for example. However, more and more professions in politics and business are also suitable for lawyers.
Law regulates human behavior through a structure of different norms and deals with the regulations of people living together in society. The main task of lawyers is to apply these norms to concrete situations in order to reach a solution to a conflict. Law is divided into three areas: civil law, criminal law and public law.
Benefits of the internship
As a prospective lawyer, it is essential to be able to apply what you have learned theoretically in practice. Links between theory and practice can be established on the basis of concrete cases that are worked on during the internship. Basic key qualifications such as the ability to think logically and abstractly can be learned and deepened through a practical period. A good and confident handling of texts is also essential for every lawyer and will be trained during the internship. Furthermore, an internship helps to understand the daily routine in a law firm and to get to know the working methods of lawyers.
Your tasks will vary depending on your level of knowledge. If you are already in law school, you will assist the lawyers in solving cases, and you will be allowed to work on your own files and propose solutions to the lawyers. A good knowledge of Spanish is required for this. You will write reports on various topics and help with research activities. Our interns also go to the authorities, for example to the migration office. Of course, you may also accompany the lawyers to court hearings.
Internship Laws in Mexico
You will work in medium-sized law firms of about 10-30 lawyers. Our law firms are broadly positioned, so that you can get a taste of different areas of law. In particular, our law firms specialize in corporate law, commercial law, general civil law, white collar criminal law and migration law. The Mexican legal system is based on statutory law, just like the German legal system. It is therefore easy for the trainee to draw parallels and to familiarize himself with the system.
The Riviera Maya is Mexico’s tourist center, because the dream beaches of the Caribbean are located here. The infrastructure meets western standards and the region is considered safe. Particularly appealing for our interns are the various recreational opportunities in the region. In addition to breathtaking beaches, our participants can visit ancient Mayan monuments such as the world wonder Chichen Itza, snorkel in cenotes and admire old colonial towns. You will quickly make friends, as many people from all over the world have settled here. Possible cities for your internship are Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
More information about the region can be found here.
Mexico City is the political, economic, social and cultural center, as well as the largest transportation hub in the country. The city consists of 16 districts, in which there is an extraordinary amount to discover. You will find artist districts with many students, nice bars, restaurants, shopping miles with great stores and and and. But despite the enormous size, there are many quiet corners, beautiful parks and the city is extremely green. Mexico City has the largest museum density in the world. Especially the famous museum of Frida Kahlo and the Anthropological Museum should not be missed. Just outside the city lies Teotihuacán, a historical site from the pre-Hispanic period.
You can find more information about Mexico City here.
Guadalajara is probably the most typical Mexican city. This is probably due to its excellent Mexican cuisine and the national drink Tequila, which has its origin in the region. You can take an old train to the city of “Tequila”, 40 minutes away, and visit the agave plantations and distilleries. Guadalajara is the second-largest metropolis of the country with its 6 million inhabitants, located about 500 km west of the capital Mexico City. It is 2 hours away from the Pacific coast with its breathtaking beaches. The surrounding mountains also invite to excursions.
There are no special requirements for the internship. Your tasks will vary depending on your level of knowledge and experience. However, you should be interested in politics, society, and economics and have a structured way of working.
The national language in Mexico is Spanish. In order to be able to communicate in the office and to understand the tasks, a solid basic knowledge of Spanish is essential. If you do not speak Spanish yet, we recommend that you attend a local language course at the beginning of your trip. You can find more information about our language courses here.
You live in a shared apartment or an apartment not far from your internship place.
Your contact person in Mexico
Ann-Christin is a German student from Bremen and has been living in Puebla, Mexico for over half a year. Besides the German language, Ann-Christin speaks English and Spanish.
She has already traveled a lot through the country and can’t wait to show you Mexico and the Mexican culture.
Especially, the Mexican openness and hospitality have contributed to the fact that Ann-Christin can call Mexico, her second home. She describes herself as an organized German with a weakness for Mexican nightlife, Mexican cuisine and the beautiful nature. Helpfulness and humor are among her characteristics, and she is happy to help you with all your needs.
Before the trip
- Intensive personal consultation on which program and country best suit you.
- Comprehensive preparation materials and assistance in fully planning your trip on the following topics: Packing list, health information, budget planning, itinerary recommendations, insider tips on the program location.
- Non-binding flight offer (airfare to be paid separately).
- Information and assistance in taking out your travel insurance.
- Issue of a certificate of activity in order to retain the right to child benefits.
- Personal pick up and transfer to airport / hostel
- First 2 hostel nights in Tulum
- Introductory meeting in Tulum
- Our WanderWorld T-Shirt
- Support from your experienced English-speaking contact person
- Optional weekend excursions together with the other participants
After the trip
- Certificate of your successful participation in the internship
1 month: €990.00 starter package
Extension month: €550.00 Euro
As 2nd or 3rd package: €790.00 Euro