Have you applied yet? HACU National Internship Program


Work in Washington, D.C., or other major U.S. cities.

Whether you’re seeking an internship with the federal government or in the corporate sector, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and universities can provide you the opportunity to graduate with career experience.

Promoting diversity in the federal and corporate workforce, the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has been the premier student program for over 25  years. HNIP) recruits college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships and cooperative assignments at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country. These 10 and 15-week assignments give college students hands-on experience in a variety of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.

You do not need to be a Hispanic student to participate in this program.

2018 Internship Dates

Spring 2018 Internship Dates (Jan. 11 – April 27)  – Application Opens: Sept 5, 2017 | Application Deadline: October 27, 2017

Summer 2018 Internship Dates (June 1 – Aug. 10) – Application Opens: Sept 5, 2017 | Application Deadline: October 27, 2017**

Summer 2018 Internship Dates (June 14 – Aug. 24) – Application Opens: Sept 5, 2017 | Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2018*

*To accommodate students who attend institutions that operate on a quarter calendar, we have a later start date for the summer session only.

**For consideration for U.S. Intelligence Community internships

HNIP Benefits

  • Unlike so many other internship programs, there are NO fees to apply for or participate in a HACU internship.
  • All HACU internship positions are PAID.
  • HACU will arrange housing in the internship location (optional).
  • Travel to and from the orientation and/or work site can be arranged at no cost to HACU interns.
  • Provisions can be made for interns to receive academic credit.
  • Free professional development activities are regularly offered during the course of the program

A representative from HACU will be on campus sharing inside information about their Internship Programs on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6PM in the University Career Center (UC 02.02.04). Click here to register https://utsa.joinhandshake.com/events/96707

Click here for more information on applying for the program.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 to increase college attendance and graduation rates for Hispanic students. It is the only national organization representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain. Although our member institutions in the U.S. represent only 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

By Lorrenza Vandiver
Lorrenza Vandiver Assistant Director-Professional Development and Diversity