Thursday, September 29, 2016

Paid Public Policy Internship with the National Housing Trust

The National Housing Trust (NHT) revitalizes and maintains the affordability of homes to better the quality of life for those who live there. We are the only national nonprofit engaged in affordable housing preservation through real estate development, lending, and public policy initiatives. We believe safeguarding existing affordable homes is the essential first step in solving our nation’s housing dilemma. 

We work on a broad array of issues as we safeguard and preserve affordable homes, including community revitalization, energy efficiency, renewable energy, transit-oriented development, and smart growth development.

NHT has an immediate opening for a full- or part-time paid policy intern with excellent organizational, research, and writing skills to assist the public policy team. Our intern will work on a variety of research and writing projects, including but not limited to:
• Reading draft Qualified Allocation Plans (an annual plan prepared by state housing finance agencies that establishes the criteria by which it will allocate Low Income Housing Tax Credit) paying special attention to incentives related to: preservation, green building, sustainable communities, transit, rural housing, opportunity housing, cost containment measures, and senior housing;
• Developing and submitting relevant comments during public comment periods to state housing finance agencies.
• Updating our database of state & local affordable housing preservation policies, PrezCat.

Qualifications
Our intern must be dependable, flexible, independent and able to multi-task. He or she should be proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products and have excellent communication skills. Commitment to policies affecting low-income people as well as a good sense of humor are required.
The hours of the position are flexible, depending on the availability of the intern. NHT will pay a small stipend and cooperate with any academic or training programs to facilitate an award of credit for the experience.

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to: labernathy@nhtinc.org


For more information about the National Housing Trust and the positions, students should log in to Careers4Terps and search the post’s ID number: 146651

Fall 2016 Research Assistant Internship Opening

Description
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is looking for qualified students (advanced undergraduate or graduate) interested in being part-time research assistant interns in the Fall 2016 semester. An intern typically works 12-15 hours a week per scholar. (The number of hours can be adjusted accordingly to fulfill academic requirements).

The priority deadline to apply is October 10, 2016. We will start matching scholars and interns, but will still accept intern applications after this date. Internship positions are open until filled so applying early is strongly encouraged.

Alon Confino, Professor of History, University of Virginia and Ben-Gurion University, Israel. “Imagining Palestine, 1948: Jews and Palestinians between Local Experience and Global History.” (Arabic)

Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “Trafficking in Persons, Irregular Immigration and Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and Mexico.” (Spanish)

Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Foundation. “Arab Countries in Transition.” (Arabic or French)

Qualifications
Applicants must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution. Furthermore, applicants must be current students, recent graduates (within one calendar year), and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program (within the next year). Non-degree seeking students are ineligible. Most interns are at least seniors in the undergraduate level, though strongly qualified juniors (at the time of application) will be considered. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.

International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa and appropriate work authorization especially if they are receiving compensation for the internships.

Interested students can apply by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the post’s ID number: 146728



Paid Finance Rotation Program Summer Internship

We’re seeking inventive, passionate interns with a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds who want to be change agents on our journey to transform consumers’ relationships with money and finances. This is a 10 week paid internship for Summer 2017.
Basic Qualifications
• Current student or alumni of University of Maryland College Park
• Will obtain or have obtained a Bachelors degree or higher between December 2017 and August 2018

Preferred Qualifications
• In process of obtaining a Bachelors Degree or higher in a quantitative discipline, including finance, economics, business or accounting
• A demonstrated interest in financial management
• Strong quantitative, analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills
• Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
• Ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment

Applications accepted until December 25, 2016.
Start date: June 15, 2017

Interested students can find more information and apply by logging into Careers4Terps and searching the post’s ID number: 146715