HDIP Information for Host Agencies

Thank you for your interest in hosting an intern as part of our Housing Development Internship Program (HDIP)! HDIP aims to provide a launch pad for college and graduate students from communities of color seeking a career in affordable housing development.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Housing Development Internship Program are now open! Download the Host Agency application form for one of our three focus tracks below. The application deadline for all tracks is July 14, 2023.

Apply to host an intern today!

If you have questions or want to learn more, please Contact Dani Turk, Membership, Programs & Equity Manager.

Program Overview

This 9 month, part-time, paid internship program is 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 and healthy living communities, and specifically learn about the intricacies of developing projects from concept inception to construction completion.

Interns will further develop their professional and leadership skills through supplemental activities on at least a monthly basis, as part of a cohort learning community. Cohort convenings will include specific affordable housing curriculum, as well as space for discussion associated with HDC. All interns are expected to achieve basic competency skills in line with their development track over the course of the year.

2023-24 HDIP Timeline

Application Opens: June 2023

Application Deadline: July 14, 2023

Intern Orientation: September 30-October 1, 2023

First day of internship: October 2, 2023

Final day of internship: June 14, 2024