NLIHC Seeks Senior Research Analyst

NLIHC seeks a senior research analyst to further the coalition’s research relevant to its mission of achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable. The senior analyst will assist the senior vice president of research and other team members with the identification, collection, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; database management; and translation of research for use by NLIHC members and affordable housing stakeholders.

The research analyst will:

  1. Initiate original quantitative and/or qualitative research relevant to the housing needs of renters with extremely low incomes, including data collection, analysis, and report writing
  2. Manage and update NLIHC’s databases relevant to NLIHC’s mission and policy priorities
  3. Lead and assist other NLIHC staff and interns with data identification, collection, analysis, and visualization
  4. Represent NLIHC with national and regional partners through participation in advisory committees and research convenings
  5. Prepare materials and give research presentations for webinars, briefings, conferences, and similar events organized by NLIHC and other partner organizations
  6. Disseminate NLIHC research to the general public, members, and partners by writing reports and blogs, creating visualizations, and using other means of information sharing
  7. Contribute to NLIHC’s weekly e-newsletter Memo to Members & Partners
  8. Respond to data requests from NLIHC members, partners, staff, and others
  9. Attend and participate in NLIHC staff meetings, events, and trainings
  10. Supervise other research staff and interns
  11. Other duties as assigned.


Applicants should have a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred), at least five years of experience in research and public policy, a commitment to social justice, and knowledge of affordable housing, homelessness, or fair housing policies. Candidates should have strong database management, analytical, writing, and editing skills; oral and interpersonal communication skills, organizational skills; and attention to detail. Applicants should also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and have experience with GIS, Tableau, or alternative data visualization platforms. Experience with a statistical package like SPSS, STATA, or R is also preferred.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. NLIHC is located in Washington, DC, but the analyst may work remotely with travel to DC required at least twice per year.  

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Bairy Diakite, director of operations, and Andrew Aurand, senior vice president for research, at: [email protected] and [email protected]

NLIHC Internship Opportunities

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is a national nonprofit dedicated to achieving socially just public policy that ensures the lowest-income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes. Join NLIHC’s efforts to end homelessness and housing poverty in America!

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. 

The available positions are:

Fall (Sept. to Dec.) and Spring Semesters (Jan. to May).

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. 

Field Intern. Assists the NLIHC Field team in creating email campaigns focused on important federal policies, writing blogs, managing our database of membership records, mobilizing the field for the legislative efforts, and reaching out to new and existing members.

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.

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.

Fall (Sept.-Dec.), Spring (Jan.-May), and Summer Semesters (June-Aug.)

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. 

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).