April 11, 2022

For Immediate Release 

Bipartisan Senate Resolution recognizes 30th Anniversary of HACU National Internship Program 

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities applauds the U.S. Senate for recognizing the contributions made by HACU National Internship Program. A bipartisan Senate Resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), co-founders and co-chairs of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Senate Caucus, alongside Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) recognizes the 30th Anniversary of the HACU National Internship Program.

The Senate Resolution celebrates the HNIP legacy of increasing diversity in the Federal Government and the private sector.

The Resolution also recognizes that HNIP has been cited in the Hispanic Nine Point Plan by the Office of Personnel Management as a resource to increase the recruitment of Hispanic interns in the Federal Government; and has produced over 14,000 alumni who are now in the Federal Government, State or local government, and private industry. To download a copy of the Resolution, click here.

“The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities thanks the Senate for recognizing the 30-year milestone of the HACU National Internship Program that has opened doors for many colleges students and served as a resource to increasing workforce diversity nationwide in the Federal Government and the private sector,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “We are grateful to all our federal and corporate partners who have given our interns from Hispanic-Serving Institutions and other colleges and universities invaluable opportunities to gain real world experience to help shape the future workforce of this nation.”

Joining Sens. Menendez, Padilla, and Cornyn in cosponsoring the resolution are Senators:

  • Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
  • Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
  • Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.)
  • Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
  • Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.)
  • Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
  • Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
  • Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

To view the press release, click here


About HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, California. Additional information is available at www.hacu.net.



Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

Executive Director of Communications and Marketing

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Phone: (210) 576-3206 E-Mail: njgarcia@hacu.net