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Since 1992 the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.

HNIP has placed over 10,000 college students in rewarding and challenging internships matching their majors and career goals. 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.

Award / Eligibility Details:

In order to apply to the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), applicants must meet the following criteria: completion of freshman year of college before the internship begins; minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale); enrollment in a degree-seeking program (BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution; and authorization or eligibility to work in the United States by law (HACU participates in E-verify). The HACU National Internship Program is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or veteran status.

Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible. Recent graduates can apply to the program if participating within 12 months of graduation. Instead of providing a certification of enrollment form, applicants will upload a copy of their certificate of graduation or a copy of their conferred degree. A select number of federal agencies will allow recent graduates to participate.

Deadline: Mid-November each year for Spring and Summer internships; Mid-June each year for Fall internships

Academic Level: Post-Undergraduate, Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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