Internship - Hayward, CA - Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department
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Job Title: Community Development Intern
Organization: Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department
Salary: $15 per hour/ 20 hours per week
Part Time – Temporary
Alameda County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is seeking
an intern to update the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Neighborhoods Plan for unincorporated Alameda County, and to update the
County-wide Affordable Housing Inventory.
The Neighborhoods Plan covers the unincorporated communities of Ashland,
Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairmont Terrace, Fairview, Foothill Knowles, and
San Lorenzo. These are diverse communities with distinct identities. The
Plan will assist in determining goals and priorities for the expenditure of
CDBG funds for the next ten years. The intern’s role will be to review the
existing plan, participate in public discussions, draft priorities from
citizen comment, conduct research on community needs, existing funding
sources, and other relevant plans, and then write a first draft of the plan.
The Affordable Housing Inventory is a list of all housing developments in
the County that have units reserved for lower-income households. The
existing inventory is five years old. The document is a collaborative
effort between all 15 local jurisdictions in Alameda County. The intern
will be responsible for collecting data, updating the existing database,
coordinating with various cities in the County, and producing the report.
Alameda County HCD:
HCD is the County-wide housing department, administering programs for the
entire County, as well as for the unincorporated portions of the County.
Homeless and Special Needs Housing issues are housed at HCD, as well as
large federal grants that cover various portions of the County. The primary
funding sources HCD administers are the Federal Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG), HOME housing development funds, Supportive Housing Program
(SHP), Shelter Plus Care, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
(HOPWA), and the Alameda County Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The CDBG
funds are used to administer housing rehabilitation programs, affordable
housing development, and neighborhood improvements in the Urban County
(Albany, Emeryville, Piedmont, Newark, Dublin and the unincorporated
county). HOME and the Alameda County Trust Fund are used for affordable
housing development in the HOME Consortium (All the Cities within Alameda
County except Berkeley and Oakland). SHP, Shelter Plus Care and HOPWA, are
the primary sources for homeless housing and services, and are part of the
Continuum of Care, which is housed at HCD.
For more information visit our website at http://www.acgov.org/cda/hcd/
Required Abilities, Skills & Experience:
a.. Excellent research skills
b.. Excellent writing skills
c.. Technical writing/grant writing
d.. Critical Thinking
e.. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
f.. Good interpersonal skills
g.. Organized and detail oriented
h.. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Internet research and
all general office machines
i.. Comfortable with public presentations and public speaking
j.. Sensitivity to working with people of different cultural backgrounds
Additional Desirable Skills:
Interest in Community Development, Affordable Housing, Homeless and Special
Needs Housing. HTML/Web design experience.
Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Social Service or a
closely related field.
Enrolled in a Masters Degree program in either Urban Planning, Public
Policy, Social Service or a closely related field.
Work experience in community or program planning in a housing, community
development, social services non profit (community development
Applicants should possess a California Drivers License, and have the ability
to get around Alameda County via a privately owned car or public
How to Apply:
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Kelly Thiemann at
kelly.thiemann@... or via fax 510-670-6378. The intern will be
temporarily employed as an employee through the Paradigm Temp Agency.
Eventually the intern will become a County Employee through the Temporary
Assistance Program (TAP).
The position is planned for 20 hours per week for six months, however the
actual hours can vary depending on the applicant. While some attendance in
the office will be required, telecommuting is permissible. HCD is open from
8:30 to 5:00 each day.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women,
ethnic and racial minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any
other non-job-related factor.