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June 10, 2011


HACU National Internship Program announces deadlines

San Antonio, TX – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) announces its upcoming deadlines for the HACU National Internship Program. Fall 2011 internship applications are due by June 17. Additional program dates and deadlines for 2011-12 are now available. 

“A few years after the founding of HACU 25 years ago, the Association knew it was vital for students to graduate with the experience of having served an internship within a career field,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores about the program, which places undergraduate and graduate students in paid internships at corporate and federal offices located in Washington, D.C., and across the nation.

“HACU was fortunate back then, as we are today, to partner with government and corporate entities that have joined with the HACU National Internship Program to play a central role in preparing the future workforce of our nation,” Flores said.

The HACU National Internship Program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships since its inception in 1992. The internships provide talented Hispanic and other minority students with the opportunity to develop their career and professional skills and receive financial support to help motivate them through graduation.

The 2011-12 program dates and application deadlines are as follows:

Fall 2011
Aug. 25 - Dec. 10

Application is now open.
Deadline: June 17, 2011

Spring 2012
Jan. 12 - Apr. 28
Application opens Aug. 1, 2011 
Deadline: Nov. 18, 2011

Summer 2012
June 1 - Aug. 11 (Regular dates)
June 18 – Aug. 25 (For students that attend institutions on a quarter calendar)
Application opens Aug. 1, 2011
Early deadline: Sept. 28, 2011*
Regular deadline: March 30, 2012

Fall 2012: Aug. 23 - Dec. 8
Application opens March 1, 2012
Deadline: June 15, 2012
* Early application deadlines for internships that require a security clearance, an extensive interview process or drug testing in order to participate. These internships include corporate positions and positions with U.S. Intelligence Community organizations. Applications not selected for these types of internships are automatically considered for other summer internships available.

For more information about the HACU National Internship Program, contact (202) 467-0893 or email


About HACU
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 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 representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions. This year, HACU celebrates its 25th Anniversary and will host its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 29-31. Information is available at HACU can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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