Office of Career Services

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Application

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 to increase college attendance and graduation rates for Hispanic students. It is the only national organization representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Since its inception, HACU has offered many programs to help students achieve their educational and professional goals. Scholarships, study abroad opportunities, federal and corporate internships, are among the ways HACU helps students.

HACU Important Links

HNIP Application

Although you are applying online, you will still need to mail an official college transcript and Certification of Enrollment and Class Level to the address listed below). Application deadlines typically fall two to three months before the program start date.  Internships are offered each semester.  Early application deadlines also exist for some programs.  The early application deadline is set for federal internships that require a security clearance, an extensive interview process or drug testing in order to participate. Applicants interested in being considered for a Corporate Internship must also adhere to the early application deadlines. If you are not selected for one of these internships, your application will automatically be considered for the summer session.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
  • (A senior graduating in May is only eligible for the summer program)
  • Completion of the freshman year of college before the internship begins
  • Authorized or eligible to work by law in the United States

Weekly Pay (pay is based on 40 hours per week)

Sophomore/Junior $470
Senior $500
Graduate $570

Travel and Housing

Round-trip airfare is arranged and provided at no charge to interns. Interns who receive prior approval to arrange their own transportation will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses. Federal interns can choose to arrange their own housing. However, as a service to interns, HACU can assist in securing housing that is affordable, furnished, and near public transportation. Federal interns pay for housing through payroll deductions. Corporations will work with corporate interns to make housing and travel arrangements whenever applicable.


Apply online, being sure to follow all directions.  You will need to scan and upload transcripts and other supporting documents, so be sure to allow time to secure those documents.