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July 26, 2017

College students gain experience at corporations, non-profits as part of the HACU National Internship Program, corporate component 

A total of 19 students have received internship positions with corporations that have partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to offer college students real world experience.

As part of the summer internship session, students work alongside professionals from the following leading corporations and branch offices: Ford Purchasing, GE, Ford Credit, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Money Management Institute (Pioneer, Franklin Templeton, Fiserv), ACT, Sodexo, Deloitte and ASA.

The Ford Motor Company Fund has also made it possible to offer five students the opportunity to gain experience at non-profit organizations, including HACU. The other organizations are CNC, LULAC, USHLI and Adelante.

Since the inception of the HACU National Internship Program in 1992, a total of nearly 12,000 placements at federal and corporate sites nationwide have been made.  



Corporate Partner

Fabiola Ochoa

California State University-Fresno


Brian Mesa

City University of New York at York College


Leonardo Ramos

College of New Jersey

MMI - Fiserv

Lila T. Galindo

Harold Washington College, City Colleges of Chicago

Ford Motor Company Fund - USHLI

Ana Larios

Phoenix College


Desiree Shannon

Purdue University

FRB Minneapolis

D-Shawn Caraballo

Salem State University


Daniel Ramirez

Southwestern Adventist University


Jorge Grace

Texas A&M International University

Ford Credit

Nelda Gonzalez

Texas A&M University

Ford Credit

Dieter D. Cantu

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Ford Motor Company Fund - Adelante

Mariano Rivera

The University of Texas at San Antonio


Anabelly Mata

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Alexis X. Rojas

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ford Motor Company Fund - LULAC

Amber Logan

University of Charleston

MMI - Pioneer

Andrea Aguilar

University of Florida Gainesville

MMI - Franklin Templeton

Rebecca Perdomo

University of Georgia

Ford Motor Company Fund - HACU

Daniel Ortiz

University of Houston

Ford Purchasing

Amy R. Guadalupe

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Ford Motor Company Fund - CNC