January 7, 2021

Chris de Hoyos

HACU National Internship Program welcomes spring session interns with virtual orientation

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:

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Treasury 


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.