Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Lauds Internship Program
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 25, 2016) – The National Credit Union Administration’s internship program has been recognized by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities for its success providing opportunities for Hispanic students.
The association presented NCUA with the Outstanding Public Sector Partner Award at its 30th annual conference in San Antonio.
“We are proud of the student intern program and the positive impact the young people who’ve worked here have had on our agency,” Director of NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Monica Davy said. “Through the program, we are able to arm our students with valuable work experience needed to compete in today’s workforce, while supporting the agency’s core objectives. It’s been wonderful watching our interns learn.”
Since 2012, NCUA has provided more than 50 internships for college students studying business, finance, accounting, human resources management and information technology.
Managed by NCUA’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, the student intern program provides undergraduate, graduate, law, and doctoral students with professional work skills and exposure to the work environment of a federal agency that may benefit their communities, assist with career decisions and potentially lead to employment with an agency like NCUA.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is one of four partner organizations the agency works with to recruit and place interns. These organizations serve students from groups that traditionally have low participation rates in the workforce.
The association represents more than 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the United States, Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. The association’s headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas, with offices in Washington, D.C., and Sacramento, California. The group is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-serving institutions. More information is available at www.hacu.net.