Housing Development Internship Program for BIPOC students

Housing Development Consortium (HDC) is the nonprofit membership association dedicated to fulfilling our vision that all people live with dignity in safe, healthy, and affordable homes within communities of opportunity.

I am reaching out to you to introduce or, perhaps, re-introduce our organization and our upcoming internship opportunity for students of color looking to work in the affordable housing sector. The Housing Development Internship Program (HDIP) seeks to brings students of color into the affordable housing sector so that we can create the next generation of affordable housing leaders that reflect our communities.

We successfully completed the first year of our program, and now we are opening our second cycle.

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in their last year of undergraduate or last year of graduate school, who are studying Urban Planning, Development or related subject matter and interested in affordable housing, should apply. We strongly encourage bilingual/ bicultural students to apply for this program.

Below, you will find the application and program overview. Please share with your network, departments, and students.

This is a paid internship at $15-$20/hour for 15-20 hours a week for 9 months. Students will intern at one of our host agencies. HDC acts as the Program Administrator, providing support to the intern and host agency, and acting as bridge builder while centering the needs of BIPOC interns.

The deadline to apply for this program is July 24. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, and you can also provide students my emails who are interested in applying for this program or want to learn more about the program.

Aselefech Evans, Equity and Programs Manager, (she/her), UW MSW, 2022

Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County

1326 5th Avenue, Suite 230, Seattle, WA 98101

  • O: (206) 682-9541
  • D: (206) 636-1254
  • C: (206) 607-7084

Attached is the internship application form: https://careers.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2020/06/HDCInternshipApplicationForm-6.docx 

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung