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June 12, 2008
HACU media contact:
Norma Jean Revilla-García

More than 400 college students head out to nationwide locations
as part of HACU National Internship Program

San Antonio, TX - The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), the nation’s largest Hispanic internship program, continues to “open the doors of opportunity” for the next generation of Hispanic leaders as it welcomed 400 students from colleges and universities for the summer (See list below). The majority of the students are participating in internships at federal agencies in Washington, D.C.; 21 students will intern at corporations throughout the United States.

Since its inception in 1992, the HACU National Internship Program has provided paid internships to more than 7,000 college students during spring, summer and fall sessions at federal agencies and corporations. These 10- and 15-week internships allow college students to experience the diversity of careers that exist in the federal and corporate sectors. The internships have led to permanent employment opportunities for many students. 

An independent survey of past program participants was completed during HNIP’s 15th anniversary in 2007. The findings indicated that the program clearly increases professional career opportunities for participants and is truly a “best practice” in the recruitment of Hispanics into the federal government.


• As a result of their internship experience, over 90 percent of the participants considered a career with the federal government, showing a 44-percentage-point increase compared to their intentions prior to completing their internship assignment.

• Nearly 38 percent of survey respondents now work in the federal government.

• 59 percent of students returning to school after the completion of their internship assignment were made offers to return in the future, either as a permanent employee or as an intern.

• 80 percent of students that graduated with their degree were offered permanent positions or internships with the federal government.

• 60 percent of the participants reported that their HNIP experience assisted them in finding their current jobs.

• Over 99 percent of the participants would recommend the program to students enrolled in college today.

As of 6/13/08, the following colleges and universities have students participating this summer in HNIP 2008. Download a Microsoft Word file of list of names here.

American University
Arizona State University - Main
Arizona State University - West
Barry University
Barton College
Benedictine University
Boston University
Brigham Young University - Idaho
California Lutheran University
California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
California State University - Bakersfield
California State University - Fresno
California State University - Fullerton
California State University - Monterey Bay
California State University - Northridge
California State University - Sacramento
California State University - San Bernardino
California State University - San Marcos
California State University - Stanislaus
Carlos Albizu University
Carlos Albizu University - Miami
Carnegie Mellon University
Chaffey College
City University of New York - Hunter College
City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York - Lehman College
City University of New York - York College
Colgate University
College Of Saint Rose
College Of The Sequoias
Colorado State University
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Columbia Basin College
Columbia University
Community College Of Denver
Crafton Hills College
Duke University
Eastern Connecticut State University
Emerson College
Emory University
Estrella Mountain Community College
Florida International University
Florida State University
Fresno City College
Gannon University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Grand Valley State University
Harvard University
Holy Cross College
Illinois Institute Of Technology
Indiana University Northwest
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Bayamon
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Metropolitan
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - San German
Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Bayamon
Inter American University Of
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Keller Graduate School Of Management
Long Island University - Brooklyn
Marymount University
Miami Dade College - North
Miami Dade College - Wolfson
Michigan State University
Monterey Institute Of International Studies
Montgomery College
Mount St. Mary's University
New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico State University - Main
New York University
New York University
Northeastern Illinois University
Northwood University
Occidental College
Ohio University - Main
Oklahoma State University Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Oregon State University
Our Lady Of The Lake University
Pepperdine University
Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico - Ponce
Purdue University - Main
Rice University
Saint Joseph's College
Saint Thomas University
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego State University
San Jose State University
Sonoma State University
Southeastern University
Spelman College
St Mary's College Of Maryland
St Marys University
St. Edward's University
St. Mary's University
St. Thomas University
Stanford University
State University of New York - Binghamton
State University of New York - Stony Brook
Syracuse University - Main
Texas A & M International University
Texas A & M University
Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi
Texas A & M University - Kingsville
Texas A & M University System Health Science Center
Texas State Technical College Harlingen
Texas State University - San Marcos
Texas Woman's University
Towson University
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Naval Academy
Universidad Del Este
Universidad Del Turabo
Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico
University of Alabama In Huntsville
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas - Main
University of Baltimore
University of California - Berkeley
University of California - Davis
University of California - Los Angeles
University of California - Merced
University of California - Riverside
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado  -  Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston - Downtown
University of Houston - Main
University of Idaho
University of Illinois  -  Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas - Main
University of La Verne
University Of Mary Washington
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore
University of Maryland University College
University of Miami
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Mississippi – Main
University Of Montana - Missoula
University of Nevada - Reno
University of New Mexico - Main
University of New Mexico - Valencia
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of Northern Iowa
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portland
University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla
University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo
University of Puerto Rico - Bayamon
University of Puerto Rico – Cayey
University Of Puerto Rico- Central Administration
University of Puerto Rico - Humacao
University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez
University of Puerto Rico - Medical Sciences
University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
University of Sacred Heart
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Texas  -  Austin
University of Texas  -  Brownsville
University of Texas  -  Pan American
University of Texas  -  San Antonio
University of The Incarnate Word
University of The Sacred Heart
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Valencia Community College
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Washington State University
Wellesley College
Wichita State University
Woodbury University
Yale University

About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Recently, HACU was named one of the nation’s top Hispanic non-profits by Hispanic Business magazine. HACU is committed to assuring higher education access and success for Hispanic students.