HACU National Internship Program

HACU National Internship Program

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17 Nov 2023
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Partial funding
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This opportunity is destined for all countries
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All Regions

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)'s internship program offers students an invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on work experience. Since 1992, the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These internship programs give students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors. HACU staff match the academic backgrounds of applicants to internship descriptions provided by the host organizations to make placements. Interns work in the Washington, D.C. area and at field sites throughout the country in in-person, hybrid, and virtual formats. Internships are 40-hours per week; however, some agencies are able to accommodate part-time interns, with a minimum of 20-hours per week. It is not possible for applicants to select which agencies for whom they will intern. All HACU internship positions are paid. The salary for federal interns is determined by the academic level of the intern at the time of application (for graduate students, the pay rate is $17.50 per hour). In addition, HACU pays for round-trip airfare to and from the internship site and emergency medical insurance. Although HACU does not pay for housing, federal interns selected for hybrid and in-person internships may choose HACU-arranged housing, for which the rent is deducted from their paychecks. Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their home college or university for participating in the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP). Internship positions are available in the fall, spring, and summer. The duration of semester-long internships is 15 weeks; summer internships are 10 weeks. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply. In-demand majors currently include all STEM fields, psychology, social work, and agriculture. Student veterans and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Discipline: Applied Arts, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM), Visual and Performing Arts

Eligibility: Applicants must: be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (any level) at a higher education institution have authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by law Generally, recent graduates may participate in the program within 12 months of graduation. Participating agencies and corporations hope to increase diversity in their workforce by providing these internships to high-achieving Hispanic students. However, in accordance with state and federal law, HACU will not discriminate against applicants because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors. Applicants do not have to be of Hispanic heritage or attend a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Most positions require U.S. citizenship, per security clearance requirements. Students legally authorized to work in the U.S., DACA students, and permanent residents are still encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted three times a year.

Academic level: Masters, Doctoral

Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, International

Award amount: Up to $700 per week

Award category: Experiential

Award cycle: Semesterly


Contact: 202.467.0893 hnip@hacu.net

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