Hispanic association showcases Washington internships

9/24/2007 7:00:00 AM

Career Development at the University of Nevada, Reno is hosting the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities internship program tomorrow on the Jot Travis Student Union lawn. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 11:30 a.m.

Interested students will meet HACU, a government-funded organization, and learn more about the offered paid internships at Washington D.C. for the spring or summer semesters. Students should expect to get an overview of the program and make connections.

 "The organization is trying to help connect students to work forces that are trying to diversify," Kevin Gaw, the Director of Career Development on campus, said.

The organization reaches out to all students interested in government-type jobs. Though, students can only participate in the program if they achieved a 3.0 or higher and are at least in their second year of college.

Gaw was animated when he discussed the opportunities students would have if they took advantage of the program. He said the air fare to Washington D.C. is paid by the program and that students will get paid in the profit margin of $450-$550 a week for their internships.

The only expense to the student is the price of housing.  

 "This is for the students, all about the students," Gaw said.

He said HACU is a nationally known organization and he hopes to help students as well as spread a good reputation for the school. He said he's received great comments from the internship program mentors about the University of Nevada, Reno interns.

 "It helps our institution's name get broader," he said. "In term of reputation, it will extend it."


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