The NeighborWorks Academic Internship Program is designed to attract outstanding individuals to a variety of professions vital to NeighborWorks America's mission. The Academic Internship Program provides formal training, developmental on-the-job assignments, research assignments, workshops, and mentorships that will develop the skills needed for professional success and growth. Opportunities are available in both operational and programmatic divisions.
Our recent interns have kept busy with projects like:
- Developing a strategic plan for outreach to Spanish-speaking affordable housing professionals.
- Publishing a report on persistent poverty in the Mississippi Delta.
- Helping community-development leaders better understand the challenges of workforce development.
Additionally, students with the following skill set are encouraged to apply:
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong Work Ethic
- Teamwork Skills (work well with others)
- Interpersonal Skills (relates well to others)
- Problem-solving Skills
- Analytical Skills
- Flexibility / Adaptability
- Computer Skills
- Technical Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Friendly/Outgoing Personality
- Strategic Planning Skills
- Entrepreneurial Skills / Risk-Taker
- Sense of Humor
Healthy Homes & Communities: Assist in interviewing, gathering and organizing information related to case study topics. Also, helping to identify and gather best practices and tools. Experience or interest in community development, qualitative data, maintaining a database and working with surveys. Excellent collaboration, communication and writing skills are needed in this role.
Financial Planning, Analysis & Contracts: Assist in budget planning, monitoring and reallocation. Support business process documentation for NeighborWorks’ system. Experience and interest in finance and analysis preferred, excellent communication skills are required.
Please apply directly through our website, cover letters and writing samples are suggested.