Policy Intern
Enterprise Community Partners - San Francisco CA

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    18:PAR-024: Policy Intern

    Company Enterprise Community Partners
    Department Solutions/Public Policy
    Location San Francisco, California
    Job Summary
    As a proven and powerful nonprofit, Enterprise improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. Enterprise’s mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise is a national non-profit, with a Northern California office based in San Francisco.

    Interns at Enterprise Northern California will play an integral role in developing and advancing program and/or policy work alongside our experienced staff. You will gain exposure to our region and/or state’s most pressing affordable housing challenges and key stakeholders. Interns will also experience working from the perspective of an intermediary. Our work is frequently characterized by providing technical assistance, facilitating processes, convening coalitions, and collaborating with cross-sector partners including but not limited to public offices, community-based organizations, affordable housing developers, researchers and academics, and private funders.

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    nterprise is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a safe, healthy, and welcoming work community.

    Application Process

    Enterprise is accepting applications for summer 2018 internships. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2018. There can be flexibility with the internship start/end dates, but the preferred time frame is June 4 through August 10. Interns are expected to complete a ten-week internship, full-time. A modest student stipend will be offered.

    Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references.

    Interviews will take place during the month of April. Applicants will be contacted by telephone to schedule an interview that will take place in person or over the telephone.

    The Policy Intern will support the State and Local Policy Director on a range of policy-related projects and tasks. Enterprise’s policy priorities include the production of new affordable housing, the preservation of existing affordable housing, the fair placement of affordable housing, and the protection of low-income residents from displacement. This work is predominantly state-level, although it also can include regional and local application. Projects may also require federal policy analysis.

    Enterprise advances its policy priorities through policy analysis, policy development and research, legislative advocacy, regulatory comments, technical assistance, and strategic communications. Special topics include fair housing, the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, anti-displacement strategies, and health & housing.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Policy analysis of 2018 housing, homelessness, and community development legislation.
    • Policy analysis of 2018 state and local ballot measures.
    • Research on effective and equitable local, regional, and state policies.
    • Production of policy toolkits.
    • Development and execution of legislative advocacy strategies and resources.
    • Writing and providing research for policy-related blog posts and other policy tools.

    Qualifications
    • Prefer continuing graduate student in public policy, urban planning, or related field, or comparable professional experience.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Quantitative and qualitative research experience and strong analytical skills.
    • Spatial analysis and mapping skills preferred, but not required.
    • Good team player.
    • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
    • Ability to travel to Sacramento as needed.
    • Knowledge of affordable housing policy and/or fair housing strongly preferred.
    • Commitment to social justice.

    Additional Info.
    Enterprise Business Partners, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).
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    18:PAR-024: Policy Intern

    Company Enterprise Community Partners
    Department Solutions/Public Policy
    Location San Francisco, California
    Job Summary
    As a proven and powerful nonprofit, Enterprise improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investment to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. Enterprise’s mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise is a national non-profit, with a Northern California office based in San Francisco.

    Interns at Enterprise Northern California will play an integral role in developing and advancing program and/or policy work alongside our experienced staff. You will gain exposure to our region and/or state’s most pressing affordable housing challenges and key stakeholders. Interns will also experience working from the perspective of an intermediary. Our work is frequently characterized by providing technical assistance, facilitating processes, convening coalitions, and collaborating with cross-sector partners including but not limited to public offices, community-based organizations, affordable housing developers, researchers and academics, and private funders.

    E

    nterprise is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a safe, healthy, and welcoming work community.

    Application Process

    Enterprise is accepting applications for summer 2018 internships. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2018. There can be flexibility with the internship start/end dates, but the preferred time frame is June 4 through August 10. Interns are expected to complete a ten-week internship, full-time. A modest student stipend will be offered.

    Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references.

    Interviews will take place during the month of April. Applicants will be contacted by telephone to schedule an interview that will take place in person or over the telephone.

    The Policy Intern will support the State and Local Policy Director on a range of policy-related projects and tasks. Enterprise’s policy priorities include the production of new affordable housing, the preservation of existing affordable housing, the fair placement of affordable housing, and the protection of low-income residents from displacement. This work is predominantly state-level, although it also can include regional and local application. Projects may also require federal policy analysis.

    Enterprise advances its policy priorities through policy analysis, policy development and research, legislative advocacy, regulatory comments, technical assistance, and strategic communications. Special topics include fair housing, the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, anti-displacement strategies, and health & housing.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Policy analysis of 2018 housing, homelessness, and community development legislation.
    • Policy analysis of 2018 state and local ballot measures.
    • Research on effective and equitable local, regional, and state policies.
    • Production of policy toolkits.
    • Development and execution of legislative advocacy strategies and resources.
    • Writing and providing research for policy-related blog posts and other policy tools.

    Qualifications
    • Prefer continuing graduate student in public policy, urban planning, or related field, or comparable professional experience.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Quantitative and qualitative research experience and strong analytical skills.
    • Spatial analysis and mapping skills preferred, but not required.
    • Good team player.
    • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
    • Ability to travel to Sacramento as needed.
    • Knowledge of affordable housing policy and/or fair housing strongly preferred.
    • Commitment to social justice.

    Additional Info.
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