Selection and Placement
Participants are undergraduate and graduate students or recent graduates, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are active in community and campus activities.
Once an application is submitted, HACU staff reviews applications for completeness and eligibility. HACU staff can then match academic backgrounds to internship descriptions provided by the host organizations. Hiring managers from host agencies may also search the eligible applicant pool and make selections based on predetermined criterion.
In the past, interns have enhanced their professional skills through placements in departments of public affairs, accounting, human resources and information technology, as well as laboratories, hospitals, airports, and national forests and parks, among others. Some intern assignments have included completing and analyzing research, writing speeches, conducting audits, performing land surveys, creating web pages, conducting community health surveys, and developing outreach strategies for under-served populations.