HACU: Success in Higher Education

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact.

The HACU National Internship Program is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2012. Online applications must be submitted by March 30. The internship dates for the program will take place from June 1 – August 11 (Regular dates). For students that attend institutions on a quarter calendar, the internship dates will be June 18 – August 25.

The HACU National Internship Program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships since its inception in 1992. This year, HACU is celebrating 20 years of placing undergraduate and graduate students in paid internships at corporate and federal offices located in Washington, D.C., and across the nation. The internships provide talented Hispanic and other minority students with the opportunity to develop their career and professional skills and receive financial support to help motivate them through graduation.

Our nation’s economic and social success rests on the level of skills and knowledge attained by Hispanics, now the nation’s largest minority population. Education, indisputably, is the key. HACU is committed to Hispanic success in education, from kindergarten through graduate school and into the work force of tomorrow. Everyone has a stake in HACU’s crucial goals: to promote the development of member colleges and universities; to improve access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and to meet the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, precollegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) are truly champions of Hispanic success in higher education.

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