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November 3, 2014

NJ Revilla-Garcia

HACU signs Memorandum of Understanding with DHS

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand outreach to college students and recent graduates about DHS opportunities available for internships, fellowships, temporary federal employment, and permanent federal employment.

The partnership is focused on ensuring that students are aware of opportunities, such as those offered by the Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Programs, which provides Federal internships and careers in Government for students and recent graduates.

Under the MOU, DHS will explore participation in the HACU National Internship Program and opportunities to highlight DHS programs to students, such as the Student Track of HACU’s Annual Conference. HACU will provide its members with information regarding various academic initiatives such as grants, policies, and theDHS Centers of Excellence, and encourage member participation in Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) dialogues and other initiatives related to homeland security curricula.

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores serves as a member of the HSAAC, which provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security and the academic community, including student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchanges; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

The MOU between HACU and DHS was signed by Chris Cummiskey, Acting Under Secretary for Management at DHS, and HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores and will remain in effect until September 30, 2016.