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October 2, 2017 

College students gaining experience in federal government through HACU National Internship Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has partnered with federal agency sponsors to provide 124 college students with paid fall internships at federal agencies across the nation through the HACU National Internship Program.

College students will complete 15-week internship assignments at federal laboratories, national parks, research facilities, and in agency headquarters. Below are some highlights from our Fall 2017 Intern Class:

  • Average intern GPA is a 3.35.
  • More than two-thirds of interns are female.
  • A quarter of all interns are graduate students working on their masters, JD, or Ph.D. degrees.
  • 55 percent of all interns are working in Washington, D.C., and the remaining are interning in both urban and rural locations in 17 states.
  • Racial/Ethnic Representation is as follows: 54% Hispanic, 19% White, 15% African American/Black, 6% Asian, and 6% Undisclosed.


HACU National Internship Program internship sponsors include the following:

- Broadcasting Board of Governors
- Library of Congress
- National Credit Union Administration
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Minority Health, SAMHSA Internship Program
- U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining
- U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Mint

Special thanks to federal agency partners for their sponsorship and logistical support and to the higher education institutions that promote the program to their talented students. 
For a list of federal interns and their respective educational institutions, click here.
See the HACU National Internship Program for more information about and upcoming deadlines.