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August 9, 2017

College students spend summer in paid internships at federal agencies


Reaching a milestone of 25 years of opening doors of opportunities to college students, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) in partnership with federal agencies continue providing college students valuable career experience through paid internships.  
This summer through the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), 216 college students received paid summer internships at federal offices across the nation. Nearly 70 percent of all interns were placed at federal agencies in Washington, D.C., while the remainder interned in both urban and rural locations in more than 20 states.

For a list of federal interns and their respective educational institutions, clickhere

HACU National Internship Program summer federal sponsors included:

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency


HACU National Internship Program
2017 Summer Interns

• Average intern GPA is a 3.5
• More than two-thirds of interns are female 
• More than a quarter of the interns are graduate students working on their masters, JD, or Ph.D. degrees.
• Close to 70 percent of all interns are working in Washington, D.C., and the rest are interning in either urban or rural locations in more than 20 states.
• Racial/ethnic representation is: 63% Hispanic, 17% White, 10% African American/Black, 6% Asian, and 10% undisclosed. 


Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Reserve Board

Library of Congress

National Credit Union Administration

National Science Foundation

U.S. Agency for International Development

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (National Institutes of Health, Office of Minority Health, SAMHSA Internship Program)

U.S. Department of Interior – Bureau Land Management Direct Hiring Authority Resource Assistant Internship Program

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – VA National Diversity Internship Program

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.

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