A&M International Students Must Submit Summer Internship Applications

Texas A&M International University students who wish to apply for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities's paid internship program this summer must submit application materials to A&M International's Office of Career Planning and Placement by Friday, February 21 to be considered for the program.

The National Internship Program is a paid 10-week internship program that focuses on exposing minority students, particularly Hispanics, to career opportunities in the federal government.

Paid internships are available in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and in field sites throughout the country.

Participating federal departments include Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Interior, Labor, Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration, the Public Health Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Positions are available in accounting, biological science, business administration, communications, computer science, English, health services, history, human resources, intergovernmental affairs, languages, math, science, management, physical science and many other fields.

Interns receive round-trip transportation to the job site plus stipends of $370 per week for sophomores and juniors, $410 per week for seniors, and $490 per week for graduate and law students.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the US, must have completed the freshman year by June 1997, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, must be a currently enrolled student, and be available to participate in the 10-week internship program, which runs from June 2 - August 8.

Deadline to submit an application and additional required documents (essay, resume, letter of recommendation, transcripts) to the University's Office of Career Planning and Placement is February 21.

A&M International students who need additional information on the National Internship Program may call the University's Office of Career Planning and Placement at 326-2260 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building Room 157 West.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday - Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu