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TWU student selected for HACU National Internship Program


Janet Aguilar

DENTON — Texas Woman’s University student Janet Aguilar is one of only 61 college students in the nation and one of only eight students in Texas selected for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program.

The HACU National Internship Program is the nation’s largest Hispanic internship program. Accepted students participate in paid internships with federal and corporate offices in Washington, D.C., and across the nation.

Ms. Aguilar, a senior criminal justice major from Dallas, is interning as a personnel security specialist for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., during the spring semester.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to see how our government works first hand,” Ms. Aguilar said. “I know I will learn so much from this experience and have a competitive edge when I graduate.”

Ms. Aguilar is an active member of the TWU G-Force Mentorship Program and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the TWU Pioneer Ambassadors and the TWU Child Abuse Prevention Society. She also has served as an intern for the mayor’s office in Dallas and for the law office of Roberto R. Alonzo. She graduated from Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas in 2007. Ms. Aguilar plans to attend law school after graduating from TWU in May.

HACU represent approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  The HACU National Internship Program places hundreds of students in paid internships annually. Since its inception in 1992, the program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships.  For more information, visit

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