We are Habitat
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a global housing ministry active in over 70 countries. Last year alone, HFHI supported over 8.7 million individuals through direct community engagement and Market systems, an additional 2.2 million in training and advocacy, and engaged over 1.4 million in volunteer activity around the world.
This position will support a portfolio of internal capacity building initiatives as well as contribute to HFHI’s international housing resource efforts designed to help position Habitat for Humanity as a global housing expert and preferred partner.
What will you build?
As the organization enters the final years of the strategic plan implementation, you will have the opportunity to assist Habitat’s leaders in building the internal capacity needed for execution of its global strategy. Our ideal candidate is someone who can think analytically and strategically, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Title: Global Housing Innovation Resources Intern
Location: Intern will work from downtown Atlanta, GA
Duration: 6-12 months
Hours/week: 15 hours or 29 hours/week, based on the candidate’s education level
Pay: $15/hr. for undergraduate student or $17/hr. for graduate student
Supervisor: VP of Global Housing Innovation
Support the collection, aggregation and analysis of emerging trends in the US and international development sectors, producing regular information pieces related to housing system sectors.
Publication of the annual key housing documents for external distribution.
Provide support for a variety of staff professional development opportunities and external speaker events.
Take on additional projects based on the interests and capacity of the candidate.
Be a dynamic contributing member of emerging new projects as they emerge.
Successfully pursuing or recently completed graduate degree. (Open to exceptional senior undergrads with work experience.)
Ability to move between strategic thinking and details
Broad housing systems and or international development background.
Must be well-organized, detailed oriented, and able to work well both independently and in a cross matrix team environment.
Exceptionally strong writing, design and presentation, and editing communications skills
Strong interest in non-profit housing related work
Knowledge or experience with strategic planning, business planning and change management.
US and/ or International housing related field experience
What’s in it for you?
At the end of the internship, you will be more knowledgeable in key cross-cutting development issues such as gender, equitable and inclusive development; emerging trends and innovations in housing and housing related sub-sectors such as housing finance, market systems, disaster resiliency, sustainable green development, housing affordability and land strategies; and housing impact related to health, education economic opportunity and community well-being. This work will include aggregating information from a variety of partners, foundations, bilateral and multi-lateral sources.
You will learn to work in a professional environment and have opportunity to work with leading HFHI housing systems experts; and will have the opportunity for weekly mentorship time. This internship will give you exposure to many aspects of the global organization and potential careers with Habitat for Humanity International.
We invite you to join us in this journey to address the urgent need for adequate, affordable shelter globally.