We are Habitat
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is known for building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 1,000,000 houses in nearly 100 countries, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than one million people.
With 1.6 billion people in need of decent and affordable shelter, cities around the world are taking a closer look at their housing markets and the systems that support them. To help advance solutions for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity's Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (TCIS) is focused on expanding market-based solutions for affordable housing. The Terwilliger Center works to mobilize capital investment flows to the affordable housing sector, and to facilitate private, public and third sector market actors toward product and service offerings based on the needs of low-income communities.
What will you build?
As a TCIS Global Operations Intern, you will provide operational support to the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter (eg. Advisory Board meetings, TCIS logistics). This position will work directly with Habitat's Terwilliger Center Global Director of Operations and other cross-functional teams across the organization (Communications, Legal, Finance, HR, RD). You will learn from participation on a wide array of projects related to Habitat's Terwilliger Center. You will focus on supporting operations, and the development of resources for Habitat's Terwilliger Center.
Provides operational support to TCIS (eg. Advisory Board Meeting, TCIS logistics)
Assist TCIS work in market systems, housing finance, including housing microfinance and global housing,
Design and draft communication materials for circulation by TCIS organization
Assist Resource Development in planning activities related to the Habitat Development Council and support RD - TCIS joint initiatives.
Current undergraduate or graduate student
General understanding of international development
Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
The equivalent of 1 year of intern or general work experience
Location: This position is based at our Administrative Headquarters located in Atlanta, GA 30303
Duration: June 2019 August 2019
Weekly Hours: Intern required 3-5 days
Department: Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
Position Reports to: Global Operations Director, Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter
What's in it for you?
You will gain a deeper understanding of how a global non-profit is moving beyond delivering one house at a time to increasing its scale, quality and impact through the implementation of comprehensive market-based solutions.
We invite you to join in this journey with us to address the urgent need for adequate, and affordable shelter.
Habitat For Humanity