The HACU National Internship Program is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or veteran status.

As long as you meet the listed requirements below and are eager for a challenge, we welcome you to apply!

Before applying, please take a moment to read through the eligibility requirements to make sure that you fit the criteria of a qualified applicant.


In order to apply to the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by law (HACU participates in E-verify)
  • completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins
  • Preferred 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), however this is not required as agencies are the ones that make selections
  • enrollment in a degree-seeking program (e.g. BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible.