The BVIP is administered by the United States-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) organization, thus making all financial contributions to the program tax-deductible. Through a corporate sponsorship donation, the Buen Vecino Internship Program is able to send its student participants to private companies and some government agencies that benefit directly form the intern’s bilingual ability and dedicated work ethic. The corporate donations go towards the cost of providing the students airfare, health insurance, and host family stipend, as well as the program’s administration. This highlights another unique aspect of the BVIP in that the students only pay for their personal expenses. The BVIP provides opportunities to talented students who would not have otherwise been able to participate in an exchange program or who have never traveled outside their country due to economic limitations. At the same time corporate supervisors feel that the students contribute significantly to their companies by completing special projects and offering their country’s perspective on different business issues.

The Buen Vecino Internship Program’s sponsoring and participating companies have included:

Sponsors of the BVIP 2000 Edition

BVIP Participants

  • Aeromexico, Houston, TX

  • Aguirre International, Bethesda, MD

  • Amedex Worldwide, Miami, FL

  • American Airlines, Dallas, TX

  • American Science & Engineering, Billerica, MA

  • Apogee Research, Bethesda, MD

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA

  • Bank of America, Miami, Fl, Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA

  • Border Environmental and Commerce Association, San Diego, CA

  • Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Louisville, KY

  • Burson-Marsteller, New York, NY & Washington, DC

  • Charter Communications International, Inc., Houston, TX

  • Chicago Merchantile Exchange, Chicago, IL

  • COFOCE/ Coordinadora de Fomento al Comercio Exterior del Estado de Guanajuato, Leon, Gto.

  • Colorado International Trade Office, Denver, CO

  • Consejo Estatal de Turismo, Puebla, Pue.

  • Continental Airlines, Arlington, VA & Houston,TX

  • Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Assosciation, Washington, DC

  • Daniels & Associates, L.P., Denver, CO

  • Deloitte and Touche, L.L.P., Los Angeles, CA

  • Dynaelectric, San Diego, CA

  • El Financiero, S.A. de C.V., Puebla, Pue.

  • El Paso Electric Company, El Paso, TX

  • Embajada de México, Washington, D.C.

  • Fleishman Hillard Communications, Dallas, TX

  • FTI/Consulting, New York, NY

  • GRUMA Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

  • Grupo Editorial Expansión, S.A. de C.V., México, D.F.

  • Grupo IMSA, S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, N.L.

  • Grupo Ferrer, Mexico, D.F.

  • Grupo PROTEXA, S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, N.L.

  • Guilford Mills, Inc, Greensboro, NC & New York, NY

  • H.D. Vest Financial Services, Inc., Irving, TX

  • Healthcare Environmental Design, Dallas, TX

  • Holme, Roberts & Owen Law Firm, Denver, CO

  • Interceramic, Garland, TX

  • International Hospital Corporation, Dallas, TX

  • KPMG Cárdenas Dosal, México, D.F.

  • KPMG Peat Marwick, Los Angeles, CA

  • Ludgate Communications, New York, NY

  • Mattel Toys, El Segundo, CA

  • McNichols Company, Tampa, FL

  • Mid-America Committee, Chicago, IL

  • Mobil Oil, Fairfax, VA

  • Mobil Oil de México, S.A. de C.V., México, D.F.

  • Moore Stephens Doeren Mayhew, Troy, MI

  • Motorola, Austin, TX

  • NAFTA Corp., Chicago, IL

  • National Association of Chain Drugstores, Alexandria, VA

  • New Century Industrial, Tampa, FL

  • Noosh/Cornerstone Communications, Vienna, VA

  • Northern Textile Association, Boston, MA

  • Norwest Bank, El Paso, TX

  • Orion International Technologies, Albuquerque, NM

  • Page Southerland Page Architects, Austin, TX

  • Pacific Enterprises International, Los Angeles, CA

  • Pilgrim’s Pride S.A. de C.V., México, D.F.

  • Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

  • Seafirst Bank, Seattle, WA

  • Seguros Monterrey/Aetna, S.A. de C.V., México, D.F.

  • Sonoco Products, City of Industry, CA

  • Source One Management, Inc., Denver, CO

  • State of Texas Department of Commerce, Austin, TX

  • SWIPCO U.S.A., Washington, DC

  • Trade Commission of Mexico/Bancomext, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX & Monterrey, N.L., San Antonio, TX

  • United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque, NM, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Detroit, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Mexico, D.F., New York, NY & Washington, DC

  • U.S Bank, Seattle, WA

  • Vance International, Oaktown, VA

  • Volkswagen de México S.A. de C.V., Puebla, Pue.

  • Whisper Walls, Denver, CO.