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