Professional Development

The HACU National Internship Program facilitates professional development in two important ways.

1. An internship position itself creates daily experiences through which students can learn more about their particular field. In a classroom, an engineering student may learn all there is to know about hydromechanics, but applying that knowledge to real world situations, he or she will be able to better understand the value that his or her learned theories have to working civil engineers, mechanical engineers, urban planners, etc.

"My internship helped me narrow down the scope of my professional goals. I have a more structured plan on where I want to go and how to get there." - 2019 Intern

2. The HACU National Internship Program also gives interns countless opportunities to attend networking events, federal job fairs, and Congressional breakfasts. At no personal expense, interns are free to attend as many or as few of these events as they wish. In any case, participating in the HACU National Internship Program is sure to be a life-changing experience that can stimulate both personal and professional growth and set the course of your life!

"Being a HACU intern has amplified my networking skills, and now I have a better understanding of what my brand is. I have connected with great mentors and gained experiences that have molded me as a young professional." - 2019 Intern


Summer 2019 interns during the professional development meetings

Click here to read about some of the personal and professional successes of our interns.