Innovation Intership

What is it?

The Baltasar Corrada Del Río internship offers university students an invaluable public service opportunity. Participants in this summer internship (June 15 to July 30) will contribute to activities carried out in various offices attached to the Puerto Rico State Department (including the Office of the Secretary of State).

Applications are due by 11:59pm on June 6, 2021.

Some of the offices and agencies participating in this initiative include:

Secretary's Office

Press Secretary’s Office

Office of Exterior Affairs

Office of Intellectual Property

Examiners Boards

Office of Legal Affairs

Office of the Deputy Secretary of State

Office of Regulation and Certification of Corporations

Office of Budget and Finance

Office of the Deputy Secretary for State and Federal Government Affairs

Office of the Deputy Secretary for Administrative Affairs

Office for Immigration Affairs


To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

Be an American citizen or legal US resident

Be between the age of 18 and 29. Every student under 21 year of age, must submit a valid authorization signed by their parents or legal guardian.

Be enrolled in an associate’s, a bachelor’s, masters or doctoral degree program.

Be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the internship.

Have an updated resume.

Submit two (2) letters of recommendation; one by a professor and the other one can be of personal or professional nature.

A minimum of 3.00 average.

Have knowledge of the English language, written and verbal.

Submit an essay answering the following question:

a) ¿Cómo consideras Puerto Rico puede insertarse a nivel internacional, desde el aspecto económico, político y social?
b) ¿Cómo usted puede contribuir a mejorar los servicios que se proveen en el Departamento de Estado?

**All documents must be submitted before or on June 6, 2021.

What do we want to achieve?

Expose our youth to professional experiences that make them acquire skills and vision that leads them to achieve their aspirations

Offer a space for knowledge exchange where students will participate in activities carried out in various government offices

That the youth contribute to activities carried out in our government