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The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

"Opening Doors of Opportunity - Abriendo Puertas de Oportunidad"

Whether you are a student looking for an internship or a federal agency or corporation looking for an intern, we feel confident that we can help you in your pursuit.  We are always in search of the best and the brightest to fill our many internship opportunities.  We are also looking to partner with government and corporate sector organizations interested in developing the next generation of dedicated public servants and business leaders.

Our website contains information about our mission, upcoming program dates and deadlines, and ideas about how to get involved with our organization.  Thank you for your interest in the HACU National Internship Program!  

For information on HACU's Corporate Internship Program, please click here.


2021 Internship Dates

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Program Dates

Application Opens


Number of Weeks

Spring 2021

January 7 - April 23, 2021



October 30, 2020

EXTENDED: November 16, 2020


Summer 2021

June 3 - August 13, 2021

June 17 - August 27, 2021*



Early Deadline: October 30, 2020

Regular Deadline: February 12, 2021

Quarter Deadline: February 26, 2021

EXTENDED: March 15, 2021


Fall 2021

September 2 - December 17, 2021


 June 4, 2021



 *To accommodate students who attend institutions that operate on a quarter calendar, we have a later start date for the summer session only.

**For consideration for U.S. Intelligence Community internships

COVID-19 Pandemic Adjustments

HACU Housing is CLOSED INDEFINITELY and HACU will NOT be reimbursing for any travel related expenses.


Temporary Policy Extension in Response to the COVID19 Pandemic

HACU is extending the eligibility period for recent graduates. The student has to be within 2 years of graduation by August 2021.

Undergraduates or graduate students intending to participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program whose professional pursuits were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic will have pathways to meet HACU’s eligibility requirements.