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5532Public Policy Intern-Housing Trust Silicon Valley

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  • Alexander Bonilla
    Aug 21, 2013
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      Hello all,

      Please see description below

      Alex

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      Thank you!
      Alexander Bonilla
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      *INTERNSHIP POSTING*

      *PUBLIC POLICY INTERN* *� HOUSING TRUST SILICON VALLEY*

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      *HISTORY AND MISSION*

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      The mission of Housing Trust Silicon Valley (Housing Trust) is to make
      Silicon Valley a more affordable place to live. We make loans and grants to
      increase the supply of affordable housing, prevent homelessness, assist
      homebuyers, and stabilize neighborhoods and families hardest hit by
      foreclosures. Since 2001, the Housing Trust has invested over $73 million
      to create over 10,000 affordable housing opportunities in Santa Clara
      County. In 2010, HTSV, as the lead agency in the San Jose Consortium, was
      awarded $25,000,000 from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2)
      for foreclosure mitigation programs in San Jose. The Housing Trust is a
      certified Community Development Financial Institution.**

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      *POSITION OVERVIEW*



      The Public Policy Intern (Intern) will assist the CEO and other senior
      staff and program managers in advocating for local and state policies that
      increase affordable housing opportunities in Silicon Valley and the region.



      The Intern will work independently and with other HTSV staff to conduct
      research and write and/or update affordable housing policy briefs, assist
      with policy analysis and evaluation of affordable housing programs, draft
      materials for advocacy activities, and other duties as assigned by the CEO
      or staff. Depending upon the skills and interests of the Intern, the
      position may include substantive public policy analysis and writing for
      various audiences. The Intern will also assist with organizing new
      coalition efforts to build support for affordable housing.



      This will be a high profile internship at the Housing Trust, with the
      benefit of meeting, working with, and helping to inform and influence key
      community members and policy makers in Santa Clara County. This internship
      will help the Housing Trust deliver on its mission to help make Silicon
      Valley a more affordable place to live by communicating the need for
      affordable housing to the general public, developing reports for
      policymakers, and helping to organize advocates and supporters.



      *Duties and Responsibilities*:



      1. Conduct research and update briefs on current topics in affordable
      housing policy. Topics may include:



      � Using former Redevelopment �boomerang� funds for affordable housing;

      � Land Value Capture, inclusionary housing, and other land use
      planning tools for affordable housing;

      � researching new fees to support affordable housing programs;



      2. Assist with analysis and development of comments on proposed
      legislation for affordable housing;

      3. Attend meetings with policymakers and legislative briefings
      representing HTSV;

      4. Assist with other tasks related to outreach and working with
      relevant community policymakers;

      5. Develop Fact sheets on affordable housing;

      6. Conduct research on current topics as it relates to affordable
      housing;

      7. Draft policy briefs, action alerts, and letters of support for
      legislation;

      8. Draft op-ed and letters to the editor in response to affordable
      housing issues;

      9. Participate in coalition conference calls and meetings related to
      affordable housing;

      10. Updating social media presence with stories, facts, articles related
      to affordable housing.





      *Required Qualifications: *

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      � Currently enrolled undergraduate at the junior or senior level or
      graduate students in law, urban or city planning, public policy or related
      field;

      � Strong research, analysis and writing skills;

      � Demonstrated knowledge of affordable housing issues;

      � Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills;

      � Demonstrated experience in interacting professionally with diverse
      individuals and organizations;

      � Strong motivation and adaptability, including ability to work under
      pressure and with little supervision;

      � Demonstrated ability to work as a team member;

      � Demonstrated proficiency with word processing and database applications;

      � Demonstrated experience with electronic communications, including
      internet applications.



      *To Apply*: Send a cover letter, resume and two short writing samples (<5
      pages) demonstrating your analysis skills to jobs1@...





      *Compensation: *Unpaid; We will work with you for approved college credit
      if available through your school. Transportation stipend available.
      Hours: Flexible; 10-15 hours per week





      *No Calls Please*.



      An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, national
      origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political
      affiliation, actual or perceived gender identity, age or sexual orientation.


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