Many other internship possibilities also exist. Some of these are paid, many are unpaid. Most are in headquarters operations of IC agencies in the vicinity of Washington, D.C., but some are in other locations, including overseas. The typical application process begins with an on-line application through an IC agency website. Many internships are geared to the academic year and the student works during the summer but some opportunities also exist during the fall and spring semesters. Because of the lengthy background check process required for some internship programs, students must carefully adhere to agency deadlines. For example, summer internships may require applications to be submitted by mid October or November 1st.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offers an excellent financial package with its internships. FIU is a member institution of HACU and any FIU student can qualify (students need not be Hispanic to apply). Information can be found at www.hnip.net/opportunities .
Another organization that has many scholarships, study abroad and internship programs is the Hispanic Congressional Caucus Institute – search at http://chci.org. Some other sites for internship information are listed below: