Non-profit Housing and Community Development Internship
- California Coalition for Rural Housing:
Fourth Annual Rural California Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development.
Administered by the California Coalition for Rural Housing, the 2002-2003 Program year kicks off continuing to offer a comprehensive year-long paid internship and training program to students interested in a career in the field of Affordable Housing and Community Development.
Placed at established Affordable Housing and Community Development Organizations, student interns gain a year of excellent professional work experience, learn the basics needed to develop affordable housing for low-income people, and start to develop the building blocks needed to help create healthy communities in rural California, including:
- What it takes to develop affordable housing?
- Financial feasibility analysis of developments
- Property analysis and selection
- Design and construction of affordable housing
- Community development strategies
- Policy analysis and advocacy
- Leadership skill building
The program has in the past been flexible and has made exceptions to the following listed preferences, including accepting graduate and upper division students.
Preference is given to those who are completing their junior year in college, demonstrate a committment to improve the quality of life of low-income people, and who have coursework background in the areas of: sociology, community development, ethnic studies, planning, history, social science, construction management, civil engineering, political science, or other related fields.
If you have questions, are thinking about applying, or want to obtain a complete program description and application, send an e-mail or call the Internship Program Director at (619) 934-3720, or email at