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January 6, 2017

 HACU receives award to place student interns at SAMHSA 

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program (HNIP) was awarded a one-year contract to place student interns at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Internship Program.

Eighteen students completed paid internships during the fall of 2016 with SAMHSA, which works to reduce substance abuse and mental illness in the U.S. All the students had the opportunity to intern at a center/office at the SAMHSA headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.

The student interns came from colleges and universities in California, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. Interns pursued a variety of programs of study, including undergraduate majors in Asian studies, business administration, communication, graphic design, public health and sociology, and graduate programs in business/finance, psychology, public administration, public health, public policy and social work. Students from doctoral programs in health and sociology were also among those placed.

HACU is on track to provide the same number of interns for the 2017 spring session. The deadline to apply to the summer session of the HACU National Internship Program is February 15, 2017.

For information on internships and the application process, click here.