January 7, 2021
Chris de Hoyos
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities welcomed college students to HACU’s National Internship Program. More than 60 students participated in a virtual orientation on Jan. 7, 2021, for interns serving virtual internships in the spring session. All spring interns will work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A welcome was given by HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores, followed by staff remarks about the internship program. Former intern, Joseph Olan, spoke to interns about his experience interning at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and what he learned. “[The internship] shaped my work ethic and helped me develop 21st century readiness skills.” In addition, he said the experience “opened my eyes to various perspectives,” he advised interns to share their positive internship experiences with HACU. Olan is a principal at the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, TX.
The following agencies in the Washington, D.C., metro area and field offices throughout the country are among those providing these virtual internship opportunities to students:
Over 100 students will be participating in these internships for the next 15 weeks, as part of HACU’s National Internship Program. College students from the following institutions are among those participating in spring internship session. Click here for a full list of interns.
|American University||Regent University|
|Auburn University||Saint Leo University|
|Baruch College, CUNY||Saint Vincent College|
|Benedictine University||Southern Wesleyan University|
|Boston College||St. Mary's University|
|Bowie State University||SUNY Geneseo|
|California State University, Fresno||Texas A&M International University|
|California State University, San Bernardino||Texas A&M University|
|Colorado State University-Fort Collins||The University of North Carolina at Greensboro|
|East Mississippi Community College||The University of Texas at San Antonio|
|Elon University||The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley|
|Evergreen State College||University of California, Berkeley|
|Florida Atlantic University||University of California, Irvine|
|Florida International University||University of California, Riverside|
|George Mason University, Fairfax||University of Florida|
|George Washington University||University of Georgia|
|Hamilton College||University of Houston-Downtown|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico||University of Maryland Global Campus|
|Kansas State University||University of Maryland, Baltimore County|
|Marymount University||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Michigan State University||University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez|
|Mississippi State University||University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences|
|Morgan State University||University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras|
|New Jersey City University||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|New Mexico State University||Virginia State University|
|Pennsylvania State University, University Park||Walden University|
HACU is accepting applications for summer internships that run from June 3 - Aug. 13, 2021 (Regular Session). A later start date is available only for applicants who attend institutions that operate on a quarter calendar. Internship dates: June 17 - Aug. 27, 2021 (Quarter Session). The application deadline for the summer session is Feb 12, 2021. Information about eligibility and online application is available here.