July 28, 2022

HACU Alumni Network holds its first in-person gathering in Washington, D.C.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities recently welcomed alumni, interns, and agency partners to its Washington, D.C., office. The June 21, 2022, gathering was the first in-person event for the Alumni Network since the start of the pandemic, where HACU staff also provided an HNIP update. More than thirty alums from the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) attended the event to reconnect with former colleagues and supervisors.

“We were very pleased to meet with our alumni that included a range of former interns – from those who served back in 1997 to more recently in 2021,” said Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Lena T. Rodriguez, Ph.D. “The gathering was an opportunity to network with HACU alumni and hear about all the good work they are doing across the country.”

This year, the Association is celebrating the 30-year Anniversary of the HACU National Internship Program. The Office of Personnel Management cited HNIP in their Hispanic Nine Point Plan as a resource to increase the recruitment of Hispanic interns in the U.S. Federal Government. HACU has coordinated more than 14,000 internship placements and many HNIP alumni serve at the federal, state or local government level, as well as in private industry. 

HNIP Alumni are encouraged to update their information by completing the HNIP Alumni Census.