December 11, 2020

Chris de Hoyos

HACU National Internship Program bids farewell to fall interns with virtual ceremony

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program bid farewell to its 2020 fall interns with a virtual ceremony on Dec. 10, 2020, for undergraduate and graduate students serving virtual internships. All fall HNIP internships were held remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A welcome was given by HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores, followed by remarks by the HNIP staff regarding the internship program. Shalimar Alio, former HNIP intern addressed the  outgoing interns as well as two current interns, Maria Bolanos and Juan Debesa, who also shared their experiences working with Library of Congress this session.

The following agencies in the Washington, D.C., metro area and field offices throughout the country were among those providing these internship opportunities to students:

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Library of Congress
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • U.S. Department of Treasury

Over 100 students participated in these internships for a total of 15 weeks, as part of HACU’s National Internship Program.

HACU is accepting applications for the 2021 summer internship session. Internship dates are June 3-Aug. 13, 2021, and June 17-Aug. 27, 2021, for students on a quarter calendar. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 12, 2021. Information about eligibility and online application is available here.