Contact: Abra Lyons-Warren, Director of Cross-Sector Initiatives
Position: Housing Is Intern
Type: Part-time Internship
Hours: 15 hours per week from November 1, 2023-May 17, 2024
Stipend: Up to $10,000 based on hours and school credit options
Application Deadline: 10/18/2023
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a non-profit, member organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis, and public education. Our members include 70 of the largest and most innovative public housing authorities across the country, collectively accounting for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s public housing stock and more than a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher program. CLPHA members make vital services available to the more than one million low-income households they serve in federally-assisted housing.
Over the last decade, CLPHA has become a leader in cross systems alignment through its Housing Is Initiative. Housing Is helps broaden and deepen efforts to align housing, education, and health organizations to produce positive long-term outcomes for those experiencing poverty. CLPHA believes housing authorities are foundational to improving wellbeing for families, individuals, and communities.
Are you interested in the intersection of health, housing, and education? Join the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) Housing Is Initiative to bring leaders across sectors together to learn from each other and plan jointly to support the wellbeing of public housing residents. We need assistance to help develop and run our 10th annual Housing Is Summit on May 9 & 10, 2024 in Washington, DC. This conference is planned to be an in-person event. We need assistance developing the content and speakers, managing updates to the agenda and meeting materials, and organizing the meeting logistics. Beyond the Summit planning, you will also get involved in other Housing Is initiatives, such as our working group meetings and our United Healthcare sponsored Catalyst Initiative.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Assist in the planning and implementation of the Housing Is Summit. This includes helping manage content for breakout sessions, coordinate with speakers and panelists, update and manage the Summit app and website, run Zoom logistics, assist with technology needs.
Assist with other Housing Is initiatives as needed. For example, creating cross-walk lists for PHAs and state broadband agencies, event calendar management, our Housing Is working group webinars for CLPHA members, etc.
Conduct light research for Housing Is publications and stories, including information gathering from websites, conducting interviews, and writing short stories and publications.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Current or recent graduate student interested in the intersection of housing, health, and education and building cross-sector collaborations.
Professional and able to communicate effectively with external stakeholders.
Highly organized and able to work independently (remotely a possibility).
Willing to travel to Washington, DC for the Summit May 9 & 10 (travel paid by CLPHA)
Standard computer skills including familiarity with Zoom and Slack.
An understanding of the social determinants of health, systems-level community change efforts, and cross-sector collaborations.
Experience running in-person conferences or events a plus.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18, 2023 with subject line “Housing Is Intern.”