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HACU National Corporate Sector Internships

Date inactive: 6/3/2013

Employer: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP)

Description: Since 1992, HACU has offered one of the best internship programs in the country. We believe that participation in an internship is an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on work experience, but internships offered through many other organizations often come at a price, whether monetary or otherwise. To honor our commitment to providing equal access to such opportunities, the HACU National Internship Program offers many additional benefits which offset or eliminate many common costs of taking part in an internship. Unlike so many other internship programs in the nation’s capital, there are no fees to apply for or participate in an internship. On top of that, all internship positions are paid, housing and travel to and from the orientation and/or work site can be arranged at no cost to our interns, provisions can be made for interns to receive academic credit, and free professional development activities are regularly offered during the course of the program.

In the past, interns have enhanced their professional skills through placements in departments of public affairs, accounting, human resources and information technology, as well as laboratories, hospitals, airports, and national forests and parks, among others. Some intern assignments have included completing and analyzing research, writing speeches, conducting audits, performing land surveys, creating web pages, conducting community health surveys, and developing outreach strategies for under-served populations.

In order to be eligible for the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)

  • enrollment in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate will be considered ineligible. The only session for which you may apply if you have already graduated is the summer session immediately following your final spring semester (i.e. applicants graduating in the spring of 2012 are still eligible for the summer 2012 internship session, but those who graduated in the fall of 2011 are not eligible for the summer 2012 internship session).

  • completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins

  • authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by law

How To Apply: For more information on available internships and application procedures, visit the HACU Internship website: http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Become_an_Intern.asp