Housing Development Internship Program

Now Accepting Internship Candidate Applications!

We are now accepting applications for our 2020-2021 Housing Development Internship Program (HDIP), which seeks to create opportunities in the affordable housing sector for students of color from diverse backgrounds.


To Apply to Internship

HDIP is a 9 month, part-time, paid internship for students of color designed to recruit, train, and retain racially diverse leaders in the affordable housing sector.

During the program, interns will be actively involved in affordable housing and real estate development. Interns will learn hands-on what it takes to create affordable, healthy living communities, and specifically learn the intricacies of developing projects from concept inception to construction completion.

The program consists of three pillars to form the foundation of a successful internship experience: the program administrator (HDC), the host agency, and the intern (you!) As the program administrator of the internship program, HDC will convene interns and coordinate additional trainings and supplemental program activities.

Who should apply?

  • Students of color studying urban planning, design, development, and/or related subject matter.
  • Students with bilingual/bicultural backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
  • Program acceptance will prioritize candidates entering their last year of under-graduate or last year of graduate school.

Program Specifics:

  • Interns will commit to an agenda of work and learning consisting of 15 to 20 hours per week for
    9-months.
  • Pay ranges from $15 to $20 per hour. Scholarship is available for small organizations who cannot subsidize the program.
  • Selected interns will begin the program no later than October 2020 (as discussed between the host, HDC, and intern).

Application for Interns
Deadline is July 24


Apply as a Host Agency

The application process to host interns for the 2020-2021 cohort is now closed. Please loop back to us next year or reach out to Aselefech Evans, HDC’s Equity & Programs Manager, for future leadership development opportunities.

Tom Nguyen & Nola Liu
2019 HDIP Interns