Housing Development Internship Program

Now Accepting Internship Candidate & Host Agency 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

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and has created enormous uncertainty in what lies ahead, the impact of the pandemic on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) has been devastating due to existing, historic inequities. Now more than ever, as a sector, we need to address the immediate needs of BIPOC communities by investing in programs and opportunities that create sustainable and equitable progress in affordable housing and across the County.

If your organization is interested in learning more about our HDIP, we invite you to complete our brief Prospective Host Agency survey, join us for a HDIP info session (dates coming soon), and/or reach out to Aselefech Evans, HDC’s Equity & Programs Manager.

HDIP Host Agency Application
Deadline July 26

Prospective Host Agency Survey

Nola Liu
2019 HDIP Intern

Tom Nguyen
2019 HDIP Intern