Internship Opportunities

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is accepting applications for a Interns. 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:

  • 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 write weekly articles on current research for NLIHC’s weekly Memo to Members newsletter, attends briefings, and responds to research inquiries. Quantitative skills and experience with SPSS a plus.
  • Policy Intern.  Assists the NLIHC policy team by tracking new legislation, attending and summarizing Congressional hearings for the Memo to Members newsletter, participating in visits to Congressional offices, updating the Congressional database, and developing materials for use in lobbying the House and Senate to accomplish NLIHC's mission. Experience or classwork in policy, advocacy, or government affairs a plus.
  • Graphic Design/Communications Intern. Assists with designing collateral print material such as brochures, flyers, infographics, and social media imagery, and updating content on the NLIHC website. Also prepares and distributes press materials, assists with media research and outreach for publication releases work on social media projects, maintains a media database, and tracks press hits. Graphic design and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and/or Photoshop) experience needed. Please provide 3 design samples and/or link to an online portfolio in addition to a writing sample.

Spring and Fall interns are expected to work 25 hours a week beginning and Summer Interns are expected to work 40 hours a week. Two-semester placements are possible. NLIHC provides modest stipends and flexible working hours for interns that are taking classes. A cover letter, resume, and writing sample are required for consideration. In your cover letter, please specify the position(s) for which you applying and that you are interested in the Spring, Summer, or Fall internship.

Interested students should send their materials to Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 via email to