Housing Development Internship Program

This June, HDC hosted the final convening of our 2020-21 Cohort. HDIP Interns presented on what they’ve learned and on what projects they worked over the past 9 months. Congratulations to the 2021 program cohort!

The 2020 HDIP Cohort

This group of driven students from across King County join our Housing Development Internship Program (HDIP) for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Brenda Gonzales (she/her)
Undergraduate at University of Washington-Tacoma
Intern at Community Roots Housing
Brenda is excited about this internship and looking forward to learning more about what it means to provide affordable and equitable housing to the needs of communities through her host agency. Outside the professional realm, Brenda loves hiking around the state. One of her favorite hikes is Lake Ingalls.

Darryl Holman (he/him)
Undergraduate Student at University of Washington
Intern at GS Consulting & Ally Community Development
With this internship, Darryl is looking forward to learning about different stages of the housing development process. On thing most people don’t know about him is that he has read the entire Harry Potter series.

Kumneger (Kumi) Beyene (she/her)
Graduate Student at Seattle Pacific University
Real Estate Development Intern at HomeSight

Kumi is mostly looking forward to work alongside great professionals that will challenge her to produce especially high-quality work. She is excited to try new things and challenge herself to see even greater potential.

Leyila Mustefa (she/her)
Undergraduate Student at University of Washington-Seattle
Intern at Catholic Housing Services
With this internship, Leyila is looking forward to getting immersed in affordable housing advocacy work, as well as the application process of building affordable housing projects. Most people don’t know this, but Leyila did gymnastics in high school.

Myron Joel Bañez (he/him)
Undergraduate Student at Seattle University
Intern at Beacon Development Group
Myron is looking forward to engaging with communities of color. As a Filipino-American, he’s excited to work on the Filipino Community Village project. Myron is so passionate about ethnic enclaves and community development that he started @urbanfilipinx on Instagram to share his passion for Seattle’s Filipinotown!

Osman Mahmud (he/him)
Undergraduate at University of Washington-Seattle
Intern at Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC)
With this internship, Osman is looking forward to learning about housing policy on the state level. Osman shared that he studied abroad in Morocco in high school, and plans to study aboard in the near future (after COVID, of course!)

Victoria Chow (she/her)
Graduate Student at University of Washington-Seattle
Intern at Plymouth Housing
With this internship, Victoria is looking forward to getting hands on experience in a new and exciting field. Victoria shared that she has taken every form of public transportation in Hong Kong (there are a ton of options).