09/13/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2022 15:07
WASHINGTON - Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis and Dr. Antonio Flores, President and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today signed the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at EXIM focused on creating educational opportunities at EXIM for students, faculty and staff at HACU-member institutions.
Signed during National Hispanic Serving Institution Week, and as we begin to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, this MOU marks an historic step as EXIM continues to reinforce its commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. As part of the execution of the MOU, EXIM will create paid internships for HACU students on a recurring basis. Kicking off EXIM's commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Bank will onboard the first cohort of HACU interns before the end of the month.
"EXIM is thrilled to be partnering with HACU and entering into an MOU that will be mutually beneficial," said Chair Lewis. "I am invested in increasing young talent within EXIM and this experience can open doors and opportunities for students. This also further supports the Bank's and Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility."
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation's official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.