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NLIHC Internship Opportunities

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated to achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice.

NLIHC accepts applications for our internship positions on a continuous, rolling basis. Interns are highly valued and fully integrated into our staff work. We seek students passionate about social justice issues, with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. 

Summer, Fall, and Winter interns are expected to work 25 hours a week. Two-semester placements are possible. NLIHC provides modest stipends.

A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s)/semester for which you are applying. Communications/Media/Graphic Design interns should also submit three examples of graphic design work (attachments or online portfolio).

The available positions are:

Spring (Jan. to May), Summer (June to August), and Fall (Sept. to Dec.):

Policy Intern. Tracks new legislation, attends and summarizes congressional hearings for the Memo to Members newsletter, participates in visits to congressional offices, develops materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to achieve NLIHC’s policy agenda, and updates the NLIHC Congressional database. 

Interested students should submit their materials to Kim Johnson via email at: [email protected].

Field Intern. Supports the NLIHC Field team to engage advocates across the country and mobilize them to take action on NLIHC’s policy priorities. Tasks may include data entry and database maintenance in Salesforce, managing the organization’s general email inbox, mailing renewal letters to members, writing articles for the weekly Memo to Members e-newsletter and other outlets, planning and implementing NLIHC Events such as convenings with partners and the annual Policy Forum, building relationships with advocates across the country, and mobilizing the field to act on federal policy priorities.

Interested students should submit their materials to Brooke Schipporeit via email at: [email protected].

Research Intern. Assists in ongoing quantitative and qualitative research projects writes weekly articles on current research for Memo to Members, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries. Quantitative skills and experience with SPSS a plus.

Interested students should submit their materials to Andrew Aurand via email at: [email protected].

Fund Development Intern. Supports NLIHC fund development activities and events that enable the Coalition to obtain the necessary resources to fulfill its mission of ending homelessness and housing poverty in America, including researching prospective funders, monitoring incoming donor data, coordinating mailing campaigns, maintaining client relations management data, and other fundraising activities. The individual will also support NLIHC with other key operational needs. The fund development intern will report to the NLIHC development coordinator. NLIHC seeks someone with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and communications (oral, interpersonal, and written) skills, as well as a strong commitment to social justice. Experience using Salesforce is a plus.

Communications/Media/Graphic Design Intern. Assists with designing collateral material such as brochures, flyers, infographics, and social media imagery, and updating content on the NLIHC website. They also prepare and distribute press materials, assist with media research and outreach for publication releases, work on social media projects, maintain a media database, and track press hits. Some experience with graphic design and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop) is needed. 

Interested students should submit their materials to the Communications Team via email at: [email protected].

Our Homes, Our Votes Intern

Our Homes, Our Votes is NLIHC’s nonpartisan campaign to boost voter turnout among low-income renters and educate candidates about housing solutions. The intern will assist with creating and updating template resources and other communications materials for partner organizations, organizing campaign meetings and webinars, writing updates for the Memo to Members & Partners newsletter, monitoring ballot measures related to housing and homelessness, and assessing the impact of campaign activities. This position reports to the Our Homes, Our Votes project manager.

The Our Homes, Our Votes campaign seeks someone with strong written and oral communications skills, strong organizational skills, a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement, and ability to remain strictly nonpartisan in all campaign activities. Past experience with nonpartisan voter engagement campaigns and/or other election-related work is a plus. 

Interested students should submit their materials to Courtney Cooperman via email at: [email protected]