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HACU National Internship Program / Eligibility 



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:

  • completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins
  • minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 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.

ATTENTION RECENT GRADUATES: You can apply to our program if you complete your internship within 12 months of your graduation.  Instead of providing a certification of enrollment form, you will upload a copy of your certificate of graduation or a copy of your conferred degree.  A select number of federal agencies will allow recent graduates to participate.

  • authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by law (HACU participates in E-verify)

NOTICE: Federal law requires Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. HACU will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.