HACU Student Services Overview




Thousands of students benefit from HACU’s internships, scholarships, and career and leadership development opportunities and programs each year. These types of opportunities often serve as a stepping stone to help prepare students for their academic and professional journey. Take a look at our offerings below to find the programs best suited for you in your college and career journey! 

HACU National Internship Program 

Founded in 1992, the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is year-round paid internship program for all majors. Partnering with corporate and federal entities, the HNIP offers internship opportunities that aim to prepare the next generation of leaders, bridging the gap between academics and real-world experience. Through the HNIP, every internship unfolds as a journey of discovery, growth, and empowerment.

HACU Scholarship Program 

This annual program awards academic scholars to students attending HACU-member institutions. These scholarships can help students cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and other expenses (varies by scholarship). We encourage all students to apply for our scholarships, regardless of immigration status. This includes international students and undocumented students, including those with DACA or TPS. While some scholarships may have specific citizenship requirements, our application system will match you with scholarships you are eligible for based on your profile.

HACU ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute

HACU's ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute bring together over 700 undergraduate students to HACU’s Annual Conference. This three-day career leadership & development networking symposium is designed to build the career and leadership skills of undergraduate students.  Students can apply for sponsorship to attend the ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute or they can encourage your college or university to sponsor your participation.

International Conference - Student Track

The Office of International Affairs provides special services both for HACU's International Members and for U.S. members in their international relations.  These services include the biennial International Conference, the international plenary and workshop track at the Annual Conference, opportunities for networking and developing joint international programs, and liaison with other international education organizations. Learn more about our 2024 International Student Track, here. 

Emerging Leaders' Summit 

Our Emerging Leaders' Summits, presented in a dynamic hybrid format, combine regional in-person and virtual sessions. These summits are designed for students from HACU-member institutions to strengthen their leadership development and career readiness.

Leader-in-Residence Program 

The HACU Leaders-in-Residence is a prestigious program that provides leadership and career development training for students at HACU-member institutions. This is an 8-month program where 50 students from HACU’s network will have the unique opportunity to serve as ambassadors, promoting HACU programs and advocacy efforts. Selected students will participate in leadership and career development opportunities throughout the duration of the program and receive a sponsorship to participate in HACU’s annual ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute.

Voces Nuevas Program 

Voces Nuevas Program (translated in English to New Voices) is a student advocacy and leadership pilot program designed to elevate, uplift, and empower undergraduate students’ voices and experiences. Through the Voces Nuevas Program, students will be equipped with advocacy and leadership skills through online training modules, guest presentations, and the opportunity to attend HACU’s annual National Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored Student Programs 

HACU’s sponsored student programs provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of HACU partners. These programs typically provide students with the opportunity to learn about the culture, expectations, and opportunities available within the sponsoring organization. Other programs provide students with either an award or scholarship. Below is a list of our current sponsored student programs:



HACU Alumni Association

Additional Student Resources for DREAMers