During this internship Students majoring in relevant fields and disciplines can supplement their academic studies with practical applications.
Background of HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, which was created in 1986, represents over 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts around the country.
HACU is the only national organization that represents both established and new Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The headquarters of the Association are located in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California.
About Hispanic Internship Program
HNIP started in 1992 with 24 students working at a single agency in Washington, D.C. Over the past 30 years,
The program has grown to become the nation’s biggest Hispanic internship program. Over 13,000 students have been placed by HNIP with various agencies and corporations in Washington, D.C. and across the country. HNIP’s goals are to: • Provide students with professional opportunities
- Provide students with professional experience that will allow them to make more informed career choices
- Introduce students to research, development, technology, and administrative career opportunities in the public and private sectors
- Supplement academic study with practical applications for students majoring in related fields and disciplines
- Extend and strengthen relationships between government agencies/bureaus, HSIs, and other institutions with significant Hispanic enrollment
Selection & Placement
- HNIP conducts a recruitment effort for each internship session and accepts applications from all around the country.
- Federal agencies and enterprises determine the number of interns required and then transmit internship requests and job descriptions to HNIP.
- HNIP personnel match the position description to the candidates’ backgrounds and work experience and forward the best-qualified applications to the supervisor.
- HNIP employees offer the post to the student after a supervisor evaluates the applications and tells HNIP of the selected applicant.
- The intern is provided information about the position, transportation, and housing at this time. Interns are also provided the supervisor’s name and contact information.
HACU believes that equal opportunity for all prospective interns is critical to the organization’s long-term development. Employees are hired, trained, and promoted based on their qualifications and work experience.